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Journalist

Journalism is a diverse, competitive and rewarding field. In journalism, gathering, assessing, creating and presenting the news and information. Journalism is said to be the fourth pillar of democracy and backbone of the media industry.

Career Options

  • - Journalist - PR - Photographer - Content Writer - Freelance Writer - Reporter - Event Manager - Editorial assistant. - Magazine features editor - Magazine journalist - Newspaper journalist - Press sub-editor - Publishing copy-editor/proofreader - Web content manager

Educational Qualifications

  • 10+2

Personal Skills

  • - Ability to “think online” – the ability to adapt and learn as technology changes - Storytelling across mediums - Writing across platforms
  • including Web writing - Copy editing - Researching and guiding - Curiosity and healthy skepticism - Strong technical skills - Enterprise - Energy and passion

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication - Master’s in Journalism and Mass Communication

Top Colleges

  • Asian College of Journalism Address: 2nd Main Rd, Tharamani, CIT Campus, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600113 Phone: 044 2254 2842 Website: http://www.asianmedia.org.in/
  • Indian Institute Of Journalism and Mass Media Address: Opp. BGS International Residential School Nityanandanagar Kumbalgudu Kengeri Hobli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560060 Contact: 078292 40368 Website: https://www.iijnm.org/

Working Conditions

Many journalists have to work long and irregular hours which includes evening and late night work common. Journalists have to meet deadlines according to their work and they should make sure whether the facts presented are accurate or not. They are called unexpectedly to work when some other journalist is unavailable be it public holidays, weekends or late at night.

Top Companies

  • Times of India Address: 7, Times House, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Times Of India, Delhi 110103 Phone: 011 23302000 Website: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/
  • Hindustan Times Address: 18–20 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001 Phone: 231696742 Website: https://www.hindustantimes.com/

Successful Persons

Arnab Goswami

Arnab Goswami is a renowned name in the world of journalism. He is also a television news anchor who worked along with Times Now and ET now as an Editor-in-chief and news anchor for 10 years from 2006 to 2016. He is the cofounder of the news channel Republic TV along with Rajeev Chandrashekhar. He is also the managing director of Republic TV.

Rajat Sharma

Rajat Sharma is the recipient of Padma Bhushan Award for his contribution in the field of Literature and Education. Sharma is currently the chairman and editor in chief of an Hindi news channel, India TV. He is also the host of a popular show Aap ki Adaalat on India TV.

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