Journalism (newspapers/magazines)/how long will it take?

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hello again may i ask another question to you sir ....i have abit of talent writing newspaper articles scripts for radio and television news  all i have been told is to carry on reading the newspapers to get better and better at it so how long would it take me if i began practising now?  val

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Not sure what the question is asking. Are you asking how long it would take before a newspaper hired you to work after practicing your writing? If so, then it really depends on the newspapers. But if you are asking how long it would take to write an article, again I would defer to my original answer. Certainly, the more experience you have writing, the faster you will be able to turn out stories. And again, how quickly you need to write depends on your deadline constraints.

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Robert D`Angelo

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I am a copy editor who has more than 20 years experience in editing newspaper and magazine articles. Much of my career has been spent editing sports copy, but I also am capable of editing non-sports and technical copy.I am an avid sports trivia fan, and a collector of baseball cards. Another hobby I enjoy is genealogy. I believe I have some experience in all three of those areas.

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I have been a sports reporter and/or copy editor since 1979. Worked as both in Stuart, Fla., from 1980 to 1988, serving as assistant sports editor from 1984 to 1988. Have been a sports copy editor at The Tampa Tribune since 1988. I also have edited magazines in the areas of golf, auto racing, soccer, and information technology.

Received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida in 1979.

Was a 12-time winner from 1982 through 1988 in Florida Sports Writers Association writing and design contests. I served as president of the Florida Sports Writers Association in 1989-90, and served as first vice president (1988-89) and second vice president (1987-88).

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