If you really want to write for a newspaper, you DON'T need a degree for that! I have a relative who got a part-time job working for a small local paper and she never went to college. However, the pay won't be enough to pay the rent but if you did find such a job it can become a stepping stone to something better. How about freelancing? You can contact newspapers or magazines and find out if they take freelance articles.
I know your last post was for Maya but I just wanted to add the above info. Don't let your lack of a degree keep you from pursuing newspaper work. I wish you all the best.