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Journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creatingand presenting news and information. It is also the product of theseactivities. A journalist is a person who collects, writes or distributes newsor other current information. A journalist’s work is called journalism. A journalistcan work with general issues or specialize in certain issues. 

Career Options

  • •Broadcast Journalism. •Communications. •Foreign Correspondent. •Freelance Writing. •Investigative Journalist. •Newspaper Reporter. •Photojournalism. •Social Media

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or post-graduate degree in journalism/mass communication. Additional course work, specialized training or experience, fieldwork or internship increases one's opportunities in the field.

Personal Skills

  • -An interest for news and current affairs. -An interest in people
  • places and events -A curious nature -An ability to think outside the box -Being a good communicator on all levels -To be a good listener and speaker -The ability to work to deadlines -The ability to know your audience -A willingness to work irregular hours
  • weekends and public holidays

Courses to be pursued

  • -B.A in Journalism: 3 years -Bachelor in Journalism (BJ): 3 Years -Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC): 3 years -B.A in Mass Media: 3 years -B.A in Convergent Journalism -B.A in Script writing -B.A in Journalism and Communication Studies -Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (DJMC): 2 years -M.A in Convergent Journalism -M.A in Broadcast Journalism -M.A in Journalism

Top Colleges

  • Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. MICA (formerly Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad) is a management institution for Strategic Marketing and Communication skills in India. Established in 1991, it is located on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. Address: Telav - Ghuma road, Shela, Gujarat 380058 Phone: 02717 308 250 www.
  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi The Indian Institute of Mass Communication is an Indian media centre of learning funded and promoted by the Government of India in New Delhi. IIMC is an autonomous society under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Address: JNU New Campus, Aruna Asif Ali Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110075 Phone: 011 2674 2920

Working Conditions

Journalism is an exciting and challenging career, and is sometimes seen as a little glamorous. While it can be glamorous or prestigious, in reality it is hard work, learning on the run, handling the pressure of deadlines and not knowing what your working day will be like from one day to the next. Many journalists work long and irregular hours, with evening and late night work common. An assignment cannot be dropped just because a shift has finished; a journalist must see it through to the end. Often they are called back to work to cover an unexpected development, and they are frequently required to work when other people are not-at night, on weekends, on public holidays. The unusual work hours can make social life difficult. Besides the open-ended work hours, there are also pressures to meet tight deadlines and to ensure the facts presented are accurate.

Top Companies

  • Indian Express Limited
  • India Today Group

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