Suzanne Yada, a copy editor-turned-student-blogger, has created a very sound two-parter for young journalists on how to get ahead.
The essential advice: Become indispensible and network hard.
Easier said than done, but Yada brings you through how to do both, and her advice is without question intelligently practical.
It sounds easy, but writing like mad, creating multimedia like mad, and meeting deadlines aren't simple things --- nor is growing cojones, one of her recommendations.
On the networking side, she lists a great array of social media to enlist to further spread the message, people to follow, and services to embed.