Journalism As A Career

Journalism is a dynamic, fast paced and a very competitive field. However, it should be known that India is one of the fastest-growing countries in the field of journalism and media having more than 900+ permitted private news/television channels. This has created innumerable opportunities and job prospects for the students pursuing journalism. The current trends predict an increasing scope in career as a journalist in digital media, news apps, and digital newspapers.

Roles And Responsibilities
  • Cover a wide variety of stories
  • Research a story’s background information to uncover interesting and significant news to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Schedule and conduct interviews with key people to obtain information about your story.
  • Establish and maintain a relationship with credible resources to gather relevant information.
  • Maintain notes and audio recordings.
  • Reading press releases.
  • Plan, edit and write stories to be broadcasted or published.
  • Broadcast or publish your story using different mediums like TV, radio, newspaper blog etc.
  • Specialise in a segment of news like sports news, crime news, political news etc.
  • Liasing with editors, sub-editors, designers and photographers to verify statements and facts.
  • Coordinate with internal and external team to broadcast/publish news on time.
Key Skills Required
  • Verbal Communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Media planning
  • Copy Writing
  • Editing
  • Public relations
Career opportunities
  • Reporter
  • Researcher
  • Copywriter
  • Freelance Writer
  • Lyricist
  • Novelist
  • Editor
  • Newspaper editor
  • Publisher
  • technical writer
  • Photo Journalist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social media specialist
How To Pursue A Career In Journalism
Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post-Graduation
Class XII in any stream Bachelors in Mass Communication Masters in Mass Communication
Class XII in any stream Bachelors in Journalism Masters in Journalism
Class XII in any stream B.A in Political Science Masters in Mass Communication/Journalism
Class XII in any stream Bachelors in Mass Communication/ Journalism PG diploma in Journalism Certificate in Copy Writing
Top Colleges For Journalism
  • University of Delhi – [DU], New Delhi
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University – [GGSIPU], New Delhi
  • St. Xavier’s College – [SXC], Kolkata
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women – [LSR], New Delhi
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Madras Christian College – [MCC], Chennai
  • Banasthali Vidyapith, Jaipur
  • Delhi College of Arts and Commerce – [DCAC], New Delhi
  • Jagran Institute of Management and Mass Communication – [JIMMC], Noida

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1 thought on “Journalism As A Career”

  1. From a very down in the food chain profession to a glamorous top spot, journalism has scaled up new heights with new world. Good to see that some prestigious universities in India offer to hone the necessary skills of journalism

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