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 The area of ​​development and governance in India has recently become a new example, whose main foundation is a new policy system, converting the business environment and universalization. Due to these contemporary situations, the relevance of journalism has increased greatly. Given the growing importance of journalism, many media organizations have established educational institutions and electronic channels. The media has become the real mirror of society and governance and the problems of the masses have become an effective means of lifting their demands and bringing them justice.

Journalism and Mass Communication have changed considerably over time. Due to new techniques, now many platforms of journalism are being seen. The future of journalism after print, radio, and TV has come to the web. If you are interested in news, events happening in the world, and in writing then you can come to this field.

In the changing environment, there is often a radical change in the prospects of each career. A career in journalism is a prestigious business and in some cases a high paying business, which is attracting a large number of youth. Journalism plays an important role in the development of any nation. Journalism is the means through which we get information about daily events of society. In fact, the purpose of journalism is to inform, explain, educate and enlighten the public.

Opportunities for journalists is infinite. But as well as the work of any journalist is more challenging because the new world is fulfilling the saying that “the pen (and the camera) is more effective than the sword.” Now it is enough to give only simple reports of events It is not necessary to have more expertise and professionalism in reporting. This is why journalists get specialization in diverse areas like newspapers, periodicals, finance, and economics, education, culture, and sports for newspapers and periodicals.

Eligibility

To make a career in journalism, it is necessary to have 12th pass from any stream. After the 12th, you can do a diploma, certificate or degree course. Mass media is taught at degree level in many large colleges in India. If you want to study journalism after graduation, then it will be more beneficial for you. Post Graduation, PG Diploma can do Mass Communication, Diploma in Public Relations. At the same time, one can also get two year PG degree. After post graduation, you can do Ph.D or M Phil.

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Institutions for Journalism

Asian College of Journalism
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Currency Communications Institute
Delhi University
Indian Institute of Mass Communication
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
Lucknow University, Lucknow
Makhanala Chaturvedi National Journalism and Communication University
Mass Media Research Center, Jamia Millia Islamia
Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication
Symbiosis Journalism and Communication Institute
Xavier Institute of Mass Communication

Main Courses Available in Journalism

  • Diploma in journalism
  • B A in Journalism and Public Relations
  • Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication
  • PG Diploma in Broadcast Journalism
  • MA in Journalism
  • PG Diploma in Mass Media

Career in Journalism

As a career, there are following main areas in which journalists wish to find employment :

Print Journalism:

Print journalism newspapers are associated with the gathering and editing of news for magazines and daily papers. Newspapers and magazines, whether they are big or small, have always been the main source of news and information around the world, and millions of people read them daily. Print journalism has been witnessing a big change for many years. Today newspapers and magazines publish news on various specialty sections like political events, business news, cinema, sports, health and many other subjects, for which there is a demand for commercially qualified journalists. Any person in print journalism can act as editor, correspondent, reporter, etc.

Electronic Journalism:

Electronic journalism has a substantial impact on the mass community through the special transmission. Electronic media such as Doordarshan, Radio, Audio, Visual (audio, video) and Web have worked to deliver news, entertainment, and information in far-off places. In the web, skilled people are required to keep web-pages (which only serve the web and do not have print versions in it and have their own web version of folk darling newspapers and magazines, etc.) In any electronic journalism, a reporter can become a writer, editor, researcher, correspondent, and anchor.

Web Journalism:

This journalistic platform provided feedback to readers, visitors, that is, you can ask questions directly from the newsmaker. With the arrival of smartphones, this day is going on day by day. This medium is being established in the form of the future of journalism.

Public Relations:

This field is slightly apart from journalism, it is taught even during the study of journalism. It is in public relation to present the image of a person, the organization positively in the eyes of the people. After doing a course of public relations, work is done for business houses, political personalities, celebrities, and institutions.

Personal qualities/skills:

As a successful career in the field of journalism, the curious willpower of any person, having an interest in presenting the information in a real, concise and effective manner, organizes one’s ideas and gives them both language and written forms. You must be proficient in expressing clearly your thoughts and it will be an additional qualification to remain humble and quiet while working under pressure. While interviewing persons from all walks of life, journalists should be practical, confident and well-organized. He should be able to separate relevant facts from irrelevant facts. An analysis should be done to explain research and information.

 To make a career in journalism, it is most important to be mentally strong, that is, in any situation, focusing on work by believing in yourself. At the same time, keeping updated with the news with great communication skills to be a journalist is the biggest rule of journalism. Your thoughts should be fairness, you must have proof before you say anything you should think like an analyst on any topic.

What you need to do

 As a journalist, you may have to work on both the field and the desk. Fieldwork consists of reporter and research department. In the fieldwork, they can do who understand the society and the contact form is good. The main task of a reporter is to go to the press conference, conduct interviews, gather information of an event etc. If you are interested in photography then you can get cameraman’s work in the field. Cameraman’s work is not just about taking photographs but to bring photos that can be found with the news. At the same time, news writing and editing work are available at the desk. For this, you must have language knowledge.

Job Opportunities:

After studying journalism, you get employment opportunities in news agency, news website, production house, private and government news channel, Prasar Bharati, publication design, filmmaking. After completing a higher degree in journalism, one can become a research scientist in any media research institute or any government organization. During the research work, a person generally gets a monthly householder in addition to other grants and facilities. Any person can join a newspaper or electronic channel as a journalist and earn a good salary. You can also become a freelancer if you want.

A career in Research and Teaching: Although higher education is an important source of employment for journalists, research is also a common career option in this field. A Ph.D. degree holder in Journalism can find employment in colleges universities and research institutions. Research activities are required in many teaching positions, especially in universities and institutions. This is the basis of academic printing presses “Publish or Destroy”. Like most printers, it is also a true and distortion. Although it is certainly true that publishing books or articles is the main road of security and promotion, and most universities increase salary based on it, but it is more applicable in such establishments where original scholarship is given the importance and support. 

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