One young journalist realizes that though jobs may be scarce, opportunities are everywhere.

Multimedia journalist Lauren Rae Orsini, 24, won a contest at Forbes.com this summer and wrote a guest post for the site titled "How to Be a Journalist in 2011." She recounts her experiences working at an anime convention in Washington, D.C., at which she dressed in costumes to better relate to her subjects.

Orsini advises young journalists to think outside the box and make up their own rules.  

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“I worry that a lot of young journalists have given up because they don’t see the opportunity that still exists, even as the state of the media changes,” she writes. “My story is the reminder that many of us need. Journalism jobs are dead. Journalism opportunities are everywhere.”