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 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.

Journalism is a form of writing that tells people about things that really happened, but that they might not have known about already. A Journalist is an individual trend to collect information in the form of text, audio or pictures, processes them to a news worthy form.

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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 qualified 12th 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 2024) 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 (SET 2024)
  • 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 ample of job opportunities are available in the field of Journalism”.

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

  • 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 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.

154 Comments

  1. What are the subject I would pass in high school that would give me an admission to study journalism

  2. If we are not able to complete 12th because of any reason and don’t have the certificate then we can get the job or not.

  3. Hello, This is my second year of graduation in science stream. But I want to direct my career towards journalism. I am very confused what to do right now. I need guidance. Please help.

  4. Sir I have choose commerce in class 10 but I want to do journalism after 12 can I do journalism with commerce after 12

  5. Hello…presently iam studying class 12th maths..I have good writing skills ..I have a dream of becoming a journalist..but iam confused in choosing a course in degree to become news reporter and news anchor..can u please suggest me a good course for my future

  6. Hello sir
    I am simran .I wanted to know that I am completing my bachelor in English honour after this can I apply for journalism .if yes, then what will be the procedure?

  7. hi. i am about to finish my BE. but i am more interseted in going for journalism . please suggest me which course i should take to fulfill my passion.

  8. I’m perusing my b.com but now I want to make my career in journalism so may you suggest some tip for me to make my career in journalism

  9. I am completed 12th class in PCM . I am interested journalism.I should make an anchor. Now,what do me?

  10. HII,I HAVE COMPLETED MY GRADUATION IN SCIENCE WITH PHYSICS HONS.CAN I APPLY IN ELECTRONIC JOURNALISM?ND HOW I APPLY IN IT ND WHEN PLS RPLY ME?

  11. I wish to do graduation in BJMC course but I m confused about the preparations that I will have to do in order to get into any private university.
    Please guide me and give me a detailed information on how to get into universities for graduation in mass communication.

  12. Hii mera is year m.Com final h me journalism me jana chahti hu but meri English thodi week h Kya me journalism Kr skti hu plz tell me

  13. Respected sir, I wanted to study investigative journalism, and I am very much intrested in it, I have just completed my 12th, can u guide me what to do next for studying investigative journalism.

  14. I have done my diploma textile after -2 science in 2006.can i join DJ 1year ??my english communication is not too good.

  15. Hii,I completed my pu and now am doing B-pharm.But am interested in journalism anchoring so what shall I do now. Please tell me that can I take journalism anchoring now??,and if yes what course should I join.

  16. I’m completed +2(science) with pcm & biology and also completed graduation with botany(hons) please tell me which course is suitable for me in journalism??

  17. ummm hey actually I’m confused that what subject’s should I choose in b.a so that I can do masters in journalism and mass.com

  18. Sir I am studying in class 12th with pure science.but my wish is to be a journalist …so what should I study after 12th nd to be admitted how much percentage I have to score?

  19. Hey I’m pursuing b.com it’s my last year I’m totally confused please help me out I’m interested in journalism …should I go wid diz please lemme knw details regarding diz

    1. If you are passionate about this field, if you are having good communication and anchoring skills, then you should go for this course.

    1. you should complete your 12th and after that, you can work as a freelancer journalist, but side by side you should also pursue degree courses in this field.

    2. you should complete your 12th and after that, you can work as a freelancer journalist, but side by side you should also pursue degree courses in this field.

  20. Hii; l’m in the 12th class in medical stream but l’have interest in jounralism courses
    So ,can you suggest me some journalism courses after 12th class.

  21. sir /mam, I am appearing for the final year DIPLOMA Courses in ELECTRONICS&Telecommunications &want to pursue degree in mass media am i eligible for the same PLEASE GUIDE &ALSO RECOMMEND UNIVERSITIES for the same.

  22. Hi m Shreya..a class 12th student of Loreto with humanities stream.All my life I hv dreamt of bcming a journalist. I do have a flair in writing n commuting. Whch journalism course will b d best for me? Would u please help?

  23. I am currently in my tech 2nd year computer science. But I am interested in journalism. Can I do a masters in journalism or is there any other course I will have to take?

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