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Many young journalists rely on internships and placements to get their foot in the door of the industry, build contacts and gain experience. But many such opportunities have been cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Should your internship be one of these cancellations, Damian Radcliffe, Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon, offers ten fallback options in an article for International Journalism Network.

For example, journalism students have a range of transferable talents that could be used in other sectors. Why not try to develop those skills there?

"Several of my students have experience managing social media for the companies they work for outside of school," Radcliffe writes.

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