Career and job opportunities in Journalism
If you are interested in news, events happening in the world and writing, then you can make a career in journalism.
Journalism i.e. mass communication has changed a lot over time. Due to new technologies, now many platforms of journalism are being seen.
After print, radio and TV, the future of journalism is on the web. If you are interested in news, events happening in the world and writing, then you can come in this field.
To make a career in journalism, it is necessary to have 12th pass from any stream. After 12th, if you want, you can do diploma, certificate or degree course..
Mass media is taught at the degree level in many big colleges of India. If you want to study journalism after graduation then it will be more beneficial for you.
After graduation, you can do PG Diploma in Mass Communication, Diploma in Public Relations. At the same time, you can also get a two-year PG degree directly. At the same time, after doing post graduation, you can also do PhD or MPhil directly.
- Major courses in journalism:
- Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication
- PG Diploma in Broadcast Journalism
- MA in Journalism
- Diploma in Journalism
- Journalism and Public Relations
- PG Diploma in Mass Media
Best institute for studying Journalism:
- Indian Institute of Mass Communication
- Makhanla Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication
- Asian College of Journalism
- Mass Media Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia
- Xavier Institute of Mass Communication
- Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication
- Delhi University
Important Fields of Journalism Course:
This is the oldest field of journalism which is still popular in India. Opportunities for print journalism are available in many languages of the country. Can work mainly in print for magazines, newspapers…
Electronic journalism brought journalism out of the world of letters and into the world of visuals. Through audio, video, TV, radio, it started becoming popular even in remote areas. It has become the biggest platform of journalism through TV satellite, cable service and new technologies.
This platform of journalism gave the facility of feedback to the readers, visitors, that is, you can ask questions directly to the news maker. With the advent of smart phones, it is progressing day by day. This medium is being established as the future of journalism.
This field is slightly different from journalism, it is also taught during the studies of journalism. It comes in public relation to present the image of a person, institution positively in the eyes of the people.
After doing the course of public relations, work is done for business houses, political persons, celebrities and institutions.
To make a career in the field of journalism, it is most important for you to be mentally strong i.e. believe in yourself in any situation and focus on the work.
At the same time, keeping yourself updated with the news with excellent communication skills is the biggest rule of journalism to be a journalist. There should be fairness in your views, before saying anything you should have proof of it.
Your thinking should be like an analyst on any subject, it is most important.
What you have to do:
As a journalist, you may have to work both in the field and on the desk. The work of the reporter and research department is done in the field work.
In the work of field work, those people who have understanding of the society and have good contacts can do better. The main job of a reporter is to go to press conferences, take interviews, gather information about any incident.
If you are interested in photography then you can get the job of cameraman in the field. The cameraman’s job is not just to take photos but to bring such photos which can be found with news.
qAt the same time, news writing, editing work is available on the desk. For this you must have language knowledge.
After studying journalism, you get employment opportunities in news agency, news website, production house, private and government news channel, Prasar Bharati, publication design, film making. You can also do freelancing if you want.