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Solid computer skills will give you the edge over other candidates. Prepare yourself by enrolling in every computer science class your school has to offer, from programming to Web site design. Familiarize yourself with different software programs such as Adobe Photoshop or DreamWeaver and different markup languages such as HTML. Learn as much as you can about social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter. Explore popular video- and photo-sharing sites such as YouTube and Flickr. Round out your education with classes such as business, math, and English. Since many online producers have a journalism background, you'll need strong reporting, writing, and editing skills to keep up with the competition. Any classes that require written reports as regular assignments are wise choices.
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