Journalism has emerged as a major area of interest and has immensely contributed to the development and empowerment of the society. As an academic discipline, it has rapidly acquired importance and become a major attraction for students. The information technology revolution has significantly contributed to the expansion of journalism.
Students can complete his/her 12 grade from any of the streams. At graduation level students can pursue Bachelors in Journalism/Mass Communication /BA Hons. (English/Mass Communication) for 3 years and at postgraduate level can pursue Diploma/ Masters in Mass communication/Journalism for 1- 2 years.
- Top-notch communication skills are mandatory for journalists.
- Journalists spend a lot of time researching subjects using a wide range of sources, so knowledge of electronic databases and archiving systems is helpful.
- Comfort with technology, such as computer software, cameras and recorders can make the job easier.
- The ability to think quickly and adapt to new situations is important in the fast-paced world of journalism.
- Logic and the ability to judge a potential story using critical thinking skills will help you avoid the mistakes.
For you to have a career in journalism, you need to be socially well adjusted and communicative. Being extroverted can help in this profession. Also, a job in the field of journalism would require you to have a logician’s bent of mind.
- You are a witness to history as you get to work on various current affairs.
- Careers in journalism are full of surprises.
- Careers in journalism help you meet important people.
- You can expect low pay and long hours when you work in the media, especially in the beginning.
- Long and often unsociable hours which can include weekends and public holidays.
- Being blamed for bad news or being seen as the enemy by members of the public when covering sensitive news or events.
- Lady Shri Ram College
- Delhi College of Arts & Commerce
- Kamala Nehru College
- Maharaja Agrasen College
- Christ University, Bangalore
- Indian Institute of Mass communication, Delhi
Prannoy RoyHe is a certified professional British Chartered Accountant and an Economist. He also co-authored two books along with David Butler. He is particularly well-known and appreciated for his contribution to digital media via NDTV which he co-founded with his wife, Radhika, who is also co-chairperson of the news channel.
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