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Whether you have just graduated or an experienced journalist, an impressive portfolio is always important for landing your next job.

It offers an employer a snapshot of your career so far, and there are many online portfolios to pick from. But if you have an extensive back catalogue of articles, selecting your best picks can be overwhelming and difficult choice to make.

Armed with more than 25 years of experience, former Associated Press journalist Tony Rogers shared some tips on ThoughtCo about how to build an impressive journalism clip portfolio.

His advice ranges from deciding on how many of your clips to include, the best way of presenting your portfolio, and what types of stories are likely to catch a potential employer's eye.

“Pick articles that have great ledes - editors love great ledes” he writes.

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