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High school courses that will provide you with a firm foundation
for a political reporting career include English, journalism,
political science, government, history, social studies,
communications, typing, and computer science. Speech courses will
help you hone your interviewing skills, which are necessary for
success as a reporter. In addition, it will be helpful to take
college prep courses, such as foreign language, math, and science.
Working for your high school newspaper or radio station will
provide you with valuable experience interviewing, editing, and
writing. Also, become familiar with video and recording equipment
by working for your high school's media department.
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