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Journalism

Is communication one of your biggest strengths? Do you like to participate in debates? Do you like to pen down your thoughts or record your opinions about happenings around you? If yes, you should consider a career in journalism. 

Journalism is a profession where the journalist gathers information based on facts and details, about a topic, and presents it to the global audience. Information can be broadcast or published through the newspaper, tv news channels, blogs, radio etc.  The funnel of presenting this information starts from identifying a topic that requires attention, next is collecting enough amount of detailed information about it, analyse it and draw a story and conclusion based on it, lastly present it to the public. The presentation can be in the form of write-ups, recordings, live videos, blogs, etc. A journalist plays an essential role in society as it connects the people to the recent happenings in different parts of the world. A journalist has to be very creative, spontaneous, vocal, and should also have good command over his language.

Example: Sudhir Chaudhary from ZEE news, Sweta Singh from Aaj Tak, Arnab Goswami managing director and editor-in-chief of Republic Media Network are few names of famous journalist in India.

What are the roles and responsibilities for Journalist?

  • Cover a wide variety of stories
  • Research a story’s background information to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Schedule and conduct interviews with people who can provide information about your story.
  • Plan, edit and write stories to be broadcasted or published.
  • Broadcast or publish your story using different mediums like TV, radio, newspaper blog etc.
  • Do Specialization in a segment of news like sports news, crime news, political news etc.
  • Establish and maintain a relationship with credible resources to gather relevant information.
  • Coordinate with internal and external team to broadcast/publish news on time.

What are the key skills required for Journalism?

  • Verbal Communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Media planning
  • Copy Writing
  • Editing
  • Public relations

What are the career opportunities in Journalism?

  • Copywriter
  • Freelance Writer
  • Lyricist
  • Novelist
  • Editor
  • Newspaper editor
  • Publisher
  • technical writer

What is the salary and demand for Journalist?

  • Demand is High for Journalism.
  • Salary levels are Medium for Journalism. For fresher average salary is 3 to 4 Lacs.
  • Fees levels of the course is Low. To pursue this course student need to spend lesser than 2 Lakhs.
  • Level of preparation for Journalism is Medium. Students spend 1 Year. to prepare for entrance test of Journalism.

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