"Magazines, like any other periodical, come big and small, with their own pros and cons. You might enjoy working for a small magazine where you know everyone by name and, for the benefits of your professional education, can learn what everyone else does to contribute to the magazine's construction." (Lemire 100).
How true is this? We all know we have to start small to work big, but how hard is that blow to the head when you go from writing for the Laurel Mountain Post to Sports Illustrated? Gradually there will be mediocre magazines and the size difference probably won't be too big too fast, but when you look back thinking you started out writing for your town magazine and now you're writing for one of the most popular magazines in the world, you're more than amazed.
I've had my fix with newspapers, I know what they're about and now I'm broadening my horizons. Magazines? Hmmm....they seem interesting and yeah, it would be so cool to hit the top one day, but the process takes longer. No one is going to graduate college and start working for Vogue magazine, (and if you do, let me know how). So this brings me to my main point, get as much experience as you can during college and after. This relates very well to my first interview with Vanessa Kolberg. She had alot of experience around Seton Hill which will help her in the long run.
So, as for us Journalism majors who don't have to stick with newspapers for eternity, there are other options, like magazines, but to get to the top, work hard, gain experience and one day we'll get there.