JOURNALISM


The presses went silent the day of the great devastation. Sims everywhere have been without solid news ever since the great bubble burst and rumors run rampant, doing more harm than good to the recovery efforts. A sim in the family decides enough is enough. The truth is out there and they WILL find it, one way or another, and they will make sure that truth is broadcast far and wide to a population dying for it.

METHOD

  • BASE GAME: JOURNALISM
    • Prerequisites - None
    • "The power of the written word can move armies, quell rebellion and stir imaginations for a lifetime." unknown
      • Reach Level 10 of the Journalism Career
  • WORLD ADVENTURES: PHOTOJOURNALISM
    • Prerequisites - World Adventures Expansion
    • "In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated." - August Sander
      • Reach level 10 Writing skill
        • Complete the Non Fiction Writer skill challenge.
        • Write a best selling Non Fiction book.
      • Reach level 10 Photography skill*
        • Complete any 2 Photography skill challenges.
      • Reach level 5 Charisma skill.
*note: Buying a camera is still restricted by Business, and you may not travel until Politics, Espionage, Military, and Symphonic are lifted. The USE of the camera is unrestricted for those attempting to lift Journalism using the Photojournalism method.


RESTRICTIONS

  • BASE GAME
    • When Sims use the paper to Look for Job, they may only select the first of the three jobs that appears in the paper that day. The 2nd and 3rd jobs may not be taken.
    • Because there are multiple ways to clear different restrictions, if you prefer to use an alternate method you may refuse the job offered and walk to get the alternate method. For example - you look in the paper and get offered Music and Symphonic is already clear so you will do Rock Star. This is a method to clear Entertainment. Entertainment has 3 other methods to clear the restriction - Singer, Actor or Stylist. You are allowed to turn down the Rock Star job but you must immediately decide which one of the alternate methods you will use and walk to get that job. There are additional requirements for taking University Life Faction jobs. See University Life below for those rules.
      • If Science and Communications are cleared, sims may look on the computer.
      • If Military is cleared, sims may use the random dice method of choosing their job and walk to the venue lot to get their job. (Refer to Set Up for the jobs table) They can do this without an escort even if Espionage isn't clear since it is job related.
        • A sim must be a young adult before they may determine their job in this manner, in keeping with the news paper and the computer only offering careers and professions to young adult sims and older.
          • EXCEPTION: IF Master Thief and Espionage are cleared, your teen age sims may get part time jobs through the paper, the computer or or by walking to the venue and getting one there.
      • If a rabbit hole job is in your Network, you MAY attempt to random for a job there ONE TIME for the sim looking for a job. If you fail to land on that job, you must use the paper or computer and take the first available uncleared job that comes up.
      • If you have multiple Sims looking for jobs, they need not all use the same method. If you have cleared Military and Science, and have 3 Sims looking for jobs, then in a single 24 hour period Sim 1 can check the paper, Sim 2 can check the computer, and Sim 3 can roll. See How Can I Get A Job for details.
    • The paper may not be used at all for any other purpose other than finding a job or recycling.
    • Sims may only have only ONE bookshelf for the household, and it must not have a Fun score greater than 2 and no environment score. (Also restricted by Business)
    • The only books that may be read are skill books, books written by family sims and books received as material for Job Opportunities. (Also restricted by Entertainment)
      • If your sim gets a book from a shelf that is NOT one of the above you must cancel the action.
        • I find it easiest to just delete the 2 or 3 novels that come with a bookshelf and only put skill books, opportunity books and family written novels there.
      • If a sim who has been married into the family has a non-skill book, or non-career related book in their inventory, you may choose to keep it or sell it immediately as part of the resources brought in by the arriving spouse. If you keep it, it must be put in a storage chest (or otherwise made inaccessible) for future generations to read later.
    • Sims may not use the Library at all.
      • If you have a Library in your Network, you may have the library designation stripped from it in Edit Town (go to edit town, click on the lot in question and change lot designation to Small Park.) Lots changed in this way may be changed back into libraries once Journalism is cleared. If you do this, you MAY go to the "Library" before Journalism is lifted, but you may not interact with any books, computers, or similar objects - it will be used only as a location to meet and interact with other Sims. Once you lift Journalism and restore it to "Library" designation, you may interact with the objects as normal.
    • Sims may bring any book from home to read on community lots
    • Sims may not purchase books from the bookstore, book registers or from the consignment store except on day 1 of the challenge when they are allowed to purchase any skill books they desire. Song books are further restricted by Entertainment. Recipes are further restricted by Culinary. Purchasing any book is also restricted by Business.
    • Computer use
      • As stated above, you are allowed to use it to write novels and search for a job if Science has been cleared.
      • You may NOT do research on the computer at all
  • WORLD ADVENTURES
    • Sims MAY bring home any skill books from the book sellers. Of course, they may not buy them unless Business is cleared.
    • Sims may bring home any books they find in tombs in their family inventory (may use the put away books from family inventory interaction once back home)
  • AMBITIONS
  • LATE NIGHT
  • GENERATIONS
    • Teen, Young Adult, Adult and Elder sims may not read children to sleep.
    • Child sims may not read with toddlers.
  • PETS
  • SHOWTIME
    • Film - Director sims may not write screenplays
  • SUPERNATURAL
  • SEASONS
    • You MAY write only one love letter per day.
  • UNIVERSITY LIFE
    • Sims may increase their faction points in any legal way available in addition to buying them with lifetime reward points once Hopelessness is clear, but they must earn one point before they can buy a point.
    • If a sim maxes their faction and is offered a faction job via the pop up, they may not take the job until journalism is cleared unless it is offered to them in the paper. Sims that have maxed a faction can be offered faction jobs in the paper or on the computer.
      • If you are offered a job in the paper that has a UL alternate method to clear that jobs restriction, you may turn down that job and start an internship to get enough experience to take the faction job.
      • Building your faction points is your internship for the job you were offered. Be cautious when doing this because this is your job and you don't get fired from an internship as you are free labor. Once you prove your worth you will get offered a paying job.
      • If you already have enough faction points, you may check the paper (or computer if Science is clear) each day until you are offered the job.
    • Sims may read from their text book
    • Sims may study from their text book
    • Except for the founder, Sims may not purchase any books while at University
    • If a Sim applies for a job via the Upload Resume interaction with the phone, they may only take the first job offered unless its related restriction has already been lifted or is in the process of being lifted. In that case you may look at the next offer and so on until you find an uncleared one. (Uploading resume is restricted by Education, Espionage, Politics, Military, Science and Communications.)
  • ISLAND PARADISE
  • INTO THE FUTURE
  • STORE CONTENT
    • ALLOWED items and activities
      • tbd
    • NOT ALLOWED
      • tbd
  • LIFETIME REWARD RESTRICTIONS
    • Bookstore Bargainer
    • Acclaimed Author

Once a Star News Anchor arises from the family and reports on the shocking lack of the written word in the world, expounding upon the effect this has had on students both young and old, a new push for literature is made in the land. Books of all kinds are suddenly in great demand and your sims realize there are a world of books to be explored and written. The journalism restrictions are lifted.

NOTE: Once Journalism has been cleared, you may take any job in the paper, any job on the computer (once Science is cleared) and any job you are allowed to walk to (taking into account Military restrictions)