Journalism

Introduction

journalismJournalism is one of the fastest emerging career fields among the today’s young generation. “The pen is all time powerful than the sword”. This is one of the basics of journalism. In today’s world, people want to be aware all about the activities in the country, if it is about politics, celebrities, science and culture of India or from international affairs.

Journalism is a proper way of communication between the news and the people. Journalism is basically depends on the principle of truth, editorial independence and disclosure. By the growing trend of media and technology, the people are being in touch through the radio, television, mobile, social media and the internet by the great efforts of the mass media.

Journalism is spreading the information and communicating through the emerging technology and the journalist is playing the vital role in this practice. A journalist covers the information about the business, culture, politics, arts, economics, history, entertainment and sports.

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These days, the young generation is moving towards the professional courses in journalism. If you are bold, hard-working, talkative and talented, the career of journalism will suit you and you may have good future ahead.

There are so many events happening in around the world and we can see all stuff from our home. You know why? Because, mass media is providing the information to the large crowd at the same time, but, someone would have collected the information from the event site, this is the main role of a journalist.

Courses

Several Indian universities and college offers the graduate degree courses in journalism and mass media. Some private institution also offers the diploma courses in journalism. These are professional courses and can be pursued after the completion of 12th class.

If you have flair to writing, you may join the professional programme to sharpen your career in this field. You may pursue the courses in journalism or mass communication if any of subjects you had in 12th standard.

  • B.A. with Journalism – 3 yrs
  • Bachelor in Journalism (B.J) – 3 yrs
  • Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) – 3 yrs
  • B.A. with Mass Media – 3 yrs
  • B.A. in script writing – 3 yrs
  • BA in Convergent Journalism
  • BA in Journalism and Communication Studies
  • B.Sc in Mass Communication and Journalism
  • B.Sc in Mass Communication, Journalism and Advertising
  • Bachelor in Media Science
  • Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication (DJMC) – 2 yrs
  • Diploma in Journalism (DJ) – 1 yr
  • MA in Convergent Journalism
  • MA in Broadcast Journalism
  • MA in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • MA in Journalism
  • M.Sc in Mass Communication, Advertising & Journalism

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Arts & Humanities Courses

“After completing a master course in this field, you can also opt Ph.D (Journalism and Mass Communication) programme”.

Admission

For admission in journalism courses, the candidate must have the 12th pass in any stream. There are some entrance exams conducted by some private universities for admission to their diploma and degree level journalism courses, Indian institute of mass communication (IIMC) is a government institute under Ministry of information and broadcasting (MIC) conducts entrance exam for diploma and PG diploma courses.

The skills that required in the candidate for the admission in these courses are alertness, investigative mind, tolerate of difficult situation, English language proficiency, good communication skill, enthusiasm, confidence, patience, view on fact and fiction in-depth knowledge in culture and current affairs.

Some top colleges to pursue journalism courses are mentioned here:

  • Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM), Bangalore
  • Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC), Pune
  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi
  • Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA), Ahmedabad
  • Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
  • Xavier Institute of Communication (XIC), Mumbai

Career

“There are ample of job opportunities are available in the field of Journalism”.

The career options in the field of journalism are bifurcated into two divisions as the following:

  • Print journalism
  • Electronic journalism

The print journalism involves the newspaper, magazines, journal, digests and text print media agencies. The electronic media involves the TV, internet and radio. The web journalism is one of the fastest growing divisions of journalism and is very effective that connect the word at the same time.

There is the best career opportunity in journalism field. From the last 15-20 yrs, the world of journalism or media has been changed thoroughly. Now, the involvement of social media and internet network has brought the flood of jobs and opportunities in this field.

The news channels are mushrooming in India at very fast rate. The number of the blogs is increasing day by day and in the same proportion the demand of professional in media and journalism is growing.

Job profiles in the field of print journalism are as the following:

  • Newspapers
  • Associate Editor
  • Sub-editor
  • Editor
  • Proof Reader
  • Reporter
  • Correspondent/Special reporter
  • Writer
  • Feature writer
  • Leader writer
  • Columnist
  • Critic
  • Photojournalist
  • Cartoonist

Job profiles in the field of electronic journalism are as the following:

  • Researchers
  • Production Workers
  • Floor Managers
  • Transmission Executives
  • Reporters
  • Sound technicians
  • Camera workers
  • Presenters

Salary

At very initial level, the candidate will get the salary of 5000 – 10000 per month. After getting experience in hand, he/she may get the Rs. 15,000 – Rs. 25,000 per month. Many times the remuneration is depends on the reputation, status and salary policy of the organization. An expert having sound experience and good platform may earn the Rs. 50,000 – Rs. 1,00,000 per month.

Top Recruiters

  • NDTV Network
  • Hindustan Times Group of Publication
  • Zee TV Network
  • Viacom
  • Times of India Publication Group
  • BBC
  • Big Entertainment
  • TV 18 Groups

Books & Study Materials

Choosing right books for studies helps a lot in your education. Here we have listed some books which can be very helpful to study journalism and its facts:

  • The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters, Volume II (2000) By George Orwell
  • The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law by Associated Press
  • The New New Journalism by Robert S. Boynton
  • The Elements of Journalism by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel
  • The News about the News by Leonard Downie, Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser
  • How to Write Articles for Newspapers & Magazines by Arco
  • The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook by Tim Harrower

For any other queries about Journalism, you may leave your queries below in the comment box.

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  1. vyshnavi says:

    Hello I’m vyshnavi and I’m in a dilema about the courses to opt? I’m thinking of bpharm or bachelor of journalism so please help me out to opt a good course in these

    • Harshit Tiwari says:

      Hello Vyshnavi, you can opt journalism, is a fastest emerging career field in these days.

    • kuzur_shreya says:

      Hey..this is Shreya I am a humanities student presently in class 12th in Loreto. All my life I hv been dreaming of bcming a journalist..I have got a flair of writing n fortunately a good communicative skill too. Would u please hlp me to choose d ryt course tht I can pursue ryt after my 12th..i wish to get into Christ university..please?

      • Sarvgyan says:

        yes, you can pursue BA in Journalism, after that you can go for PG programmes in Journalism and anchoring.

  2. vinay says:

    I am Good in writing. I want to be a journalist
    As of now i m doing CA and had done my 12 in commerce and doing Graduation in b.com
    I m from nagpur. I m confused as where to start from or what steps i need to take to sharp my career in journalism

  3. poo says:

    im 12th passed doing fybcom but want to become a professional journalist confused whch course should i persue as im in the feild of bcom

  4. Chandni says:

    Hie… My name is chandni and i’m studying in 10th i am too confused about which stream i could choose for my 11th… I want to become a bollywood journalist for that which course i can take after my twelfth… Can u plzz suggest me!

  5. Jyoti says:

    Hey! I am doing B.A. (2nd year). I am good in writting and want to write for newspapers and magazines as columnist. What should I do next?

  6. pratik gaikwad says:

    I have 12Th com pass I do the journalism

  7. Sandhya says:

    I have done my btech in eee but intrested in journalism can I do diploma in journalism qithou

  8. Aishwarya josyula says:

    Hey, I am presently in 12th grade and I have chosen commerce. So can i persue journalism after I complete my BBA?

  9. NITISH KUMAR says:

    HI PLEASR SUGGEST ME MEINE 12TH WITH PCM SE KIYA HAI MY PERSENTAGE DOWN BUT MY ADMISSION IN BTECH ME HO JAYEGA MAIN BTECH AUR JOURNALISM DONO ME INTERESTED HUE SO PLEASE GUIDE ME KE MUJHE BTECH KARNA CHAHIYE YA JOURNALISM

  10. qurat says:

    Hye m qurat from kashmir m in 10th std n i won’t to b a journalist I’m intrstd in journalism I’m gud in English wrtng n kan speak gud English but I’m knfuzd fr which stream shd I opt fr n what would b beneficial fr me after 10th n 12th plz sgst me

  11. ananaya says:

    M doing bsc (maths honours)3rd sem… bt i want to be a journalist…m totly confuse shud i go for journalism aftr bsc..or shud i quit bsc n go for journalism nw…

  12. priyanka das says:

    I’m presently studying in 12th science (bio). And I’m interested in electronic journalism (reporter) line.plz sujjest me what should I do after passing 12th n what percent is needed to join a good journalism collage .

  13. jason says:

    Hello , I am pursuing BA Program From SOL ( SCHOOL OF OPEN LEARNING ) After my B.A . i am eligible PG Diploma Course in Journalism or not plzzzzz answer me???

  14. anshu says:

    Hey I am doing bsc with maths .I am good at writing and anchoring too. I luv to anchor. Will u plz help me with a suggestion that what should I do now. .??

  15. Ankit sharma says:

    Hey I am doing 12th comm. l am interested in news anchor . plz help me with a suggestion that what should I do after 12th?

    • Mohit Negi says:

      You should check inn which feel your are interested,if you’re interested in journalism then you should have good written & verbal communication skills, you can pursue degree course from a recognized college.

  16. shaik.zabiulla says:

    Hello sir Iam studying 12th but I want yo b a good journalist for my future and Iam from guntur a.p what should I do please help me

  17. Nafis Haider says:

    sir i want to journalism in electronic media recently i have paased 12th passed from bihar board and i am in b.sc[zoo] my is in patna muslim science college patna my contact no is 9934296378

  18. deploma in journalusm says:

    i am intrested in this corce plz suggest me

  19. Priya Raizada says:

    I m in 11 th currently
    m planning for a btech , then mba
    can i become a journalist after completing my mba?
    I want to be a politics reporter for a news channel

    if i can pursue journalism after my btech and mba
    then which college or for which course should i apply?

    plz answer me asap

  20. ramya says:

    I am studying tenth standard. I want to do journalism after my twelth. Can anyone suggest me the best stearm to choose in twelth..

  21. Justus Mirera says:

    Am done with Diploma in information science,but my desire is to be a journalist.Which part will i specialize as i am planning to take my Degree.

  22. Jahnavi says:

    I am class 12 science student. I am really interested in getting into journalism.But i am a little apprehensive about career security. I am good at vocational and writing both..But I am concerned whether I might flourish in this career field or not.Please guide..Thankyou

    • Mohit Negi says:

      The Media and Journalism field has good scope in both electronic and print media. You must have good communication skills in both English and Hindi.

  23. kajal says:

    Hi I’ve my 12th class and now i want to do journalism and I’ve opted to go for 3 year ba (h) journalism and mass communication (jmc) from pearl academy delhi.. I wanted to ask :1. Is pearl academy a good choice to go for jmc and 2. I’m not very good at english…..so am i not elegible for doing journalism? ??????
    Please help I’m really confused.
    Thankyou

  24. sravani says:

    i did my graduation in b-tech electronics but i am very passionated about journalism. so please suggest me some course which i should do to become journalist.

  25. Neena says:

    currently im doing my btech course but i wish to switch to journalism.should i pursue undergraduate or post graduate course?which would be best?

  26. neetu yadav says:

    hlo..! i am neetu from varanasi i m study in class 10th in army public school and i want to become a journalist . but i m not a good anchor ,low confidence .. 🙁 is there any chance to bright our future without this two qualities.

  27. mansi says:

    Hi I am in fybcom and I am doing ca but I am not intrested to do it ahead….and wanna do journalism as I like to rome from one place to another and collect information so how can I go ahead in this field…

  28. sahil says:

    yo hoee…m in 12th…m from science…boleto science ka pagal huu. …I wanna be a journalist…vo jo presenter ni hota…jo saari news vghra…bolta h vooo vaala…confidence vghra to bhott h ….pr prob y h….I don’t know how should I start my carrier…so…please guide me….thank you…:-D

  29. Omkar Ambole says:

    Im in 11th, studying computer science but now im a bit confused,i don’t have any interest in cs so looking for a new stream
    *Is journalism a good career in future ?
    *Will i earn a good salary?
    PLZ HELP ME THRU THIS QUEST PLZ

  30. Seelvee Vohera says:

    Hi I! I m selves Vohera from Surat, Gujarat. I completed 12th commerce in 2014, I want to do jourlism In Surat can u suggest me which college & institute is best for me … Plz replay me.i have no bachelor degree. …
    For journalism bachelor degree is compulsory?
    If no then which college ya institute is best for me?
    Thank u…. & plz reply me & help me
    Thank u once again

    • Hanif Khan says:

      bachelor degree is more considered to grab the job in this field. But some of the private institutions offer diploma courses in journalism and that may be considered if you have a good personality and skills to represent this job.

  31. NISHA says:

    HI!!!
    MY NAME IS NISHA ARORA, I HAVE DONE MY POST GRADUATION FROM SCIENCE(M.SC BOTANY)NOW I WANT TO JOIN THIS INDUSTRY AS A REPORTER… CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT SHOULD I DO?

    • Hanif Khan says:

      You have done a different course than journalism, so .for that you must have some skills for this field and subsequently you must do journalism course for better future in this field. BUT….. Why you need to switch your career, although you have a good opportunity in your field?

  32. Chaahat says:

    I am vry much interested in travel journalism ! I like to travel d world ! Hw m i supposed to pursue travel journalism ? I mean what is the pathway for it ? I am doing physiotherapy 2nd yr bt i want to quit this n get into journalism bt i am interested nly in travel journalism so how to pursue ?

  33. hii.. !! says:

    Rahul from karnataka. .I done my 2nd puc in science and got 50% result…Am intrested in journalism….Which course should I take now…please suggest me a good course…

  34. riya khandelwal says:

    I am in bcom 1st year. I want to drop this year and continue with BJMC. But it brings a guilt inside me of dropping an year. Am i doing right by dropping this year?

  35. Sanyukta says:

    Hello, I am a commerce student. How about journalism after B.B.A. in any commercial field?

  36. aloma rodrix says:

    im interestd in journalism…. i speak eng very well… im good in writin too…. wich stream shud i tak aftr 10th….?? i dnt wanna take arts dats fr sure… cud any1 help me out wit it….

  37. MUNIRAJULU says:

    I WANT GOVT JOB WITH JOUNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION IS THERE ANY COMPETATIVE EXAMS TO WRITE WITH MY QUALIFICATION

  38. Eshita Raha says:

    I am a student of science. After 12th I want to complete a course on journalism. But I cannot understand how cn I know about the entrance exam and how can i know about the total amount for this courses. Please help me

  39. anchal singh says:

    Hey………myself anchal singh….I m doing bad from cs….btt I m not interested in bsc …cuz…..now I wanna b travel jounalist…..now o want to quit..so wht to do now …plzzzzz

    ……help

  40. anchal singh says:

    Hey………myself anchal singh….I m doing bsc from cs….btt I m not interested in bsc …cuz…..now I wanna b travel jounalist…..now o want to quit..so wht to do now …plzzzzz

    ……help

  41. Sinthiya Paul says:

    I’m presently studying in B.A 2nd year (general). I’m interested in journalism (reporter) line.plz suggest me what should I do now? what percent is needed in h.s or graduation to join a good journalism collage in bachelor degree or in post graduation level?

  42. Jitendra Yadav says:

    What’s the age limit for the journalism course?

  43. Nikitha says:

    Hi! I’m a tenth grader . I wish to pursue journalism after 10th . wat sort of a combination should I take up in puc

  44. Shadab says:

    Hi! I have just completed my H.S exams. I was in Science,,BUT I want a acarrier in Travel Journalism..So which course I should pursue..?

  45. Vinit Narayan says:

    Hi, My communication skills are very impressive but my maths is very weak and I want to be a journalist. I want to do bachelors of journalism and mass communication. Am I able to do this course? I am feared of math. Please tell me should I do this course.

  46. Manjali says:

    Hello, I’m in 12th commerce stream. I want to prepare for Company Secretary exam, beside I want to be graduate in BJMC & then 1 year PG Diploma in mass communication. Please guide me can I do all these courses & Can I do MBA later after PG Diploma ?

  47. Fairoase says:

    Sir,
    I have completed my +2 science. I am good in English communication and good in stage anchoring. I love travelling and I prefer a job in that. I wanted to be a flight attendant or jouranilsm like anchor. But what would be best course to choose can I do anchor after BTA?
    or can I pursue BA travel with journalism ?

    • Hanif Khan says:

      Set your one goal. You like more things, you need to find yourself among out of these. grab a potential field.

  48. baig TAYYAB says:

    I have complete my BA
    Can i join MJ

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