As a journalist you will often be working for a particular type of media organization like newspaper, television, radio, website etc. You may have to go to various places to report recent events and present them in a very captivating style. You will be also involved in investigating things and preparing stories.
A journalist work on gathering information, production and distribution of reports on recent events.They inform the public about news and events happening around the world.They report the news for media such as newspapers, magazines, websites, television, radio, social media etc.
The works of a journalist may vary according to the area specilastions ;These may include
You can choose any stream at +2 level for doing higher studies in journalism. Anyway it would be beneficial for you to choose Humanities with Journalism which will enable you to perform well in the course in future.
Participating in youth festivals and competitions, especially in debates, review and essay writings at school level will help you to improve your creativity and language skills to excel in the field of Journalism.
The common course offered at the UG level in this area is BCJ (Bachelor of Communication and Journalism BA Mass Communication. The duration of course is 3 years. There are one to two year diploma courses are also available in Journalism.)
You can do short term internships in Media and update your knowledge through reading and discussions.
After completing UG you can go for a Masters in Journalism. You can either go for MCJ (Master of Communication and Journalism) or MA Mass Communication with specialisation of choices like visual media, print media, media studies etc.. The courses are of two years with compulsory internships.
There are one year post graduate diploma courses are also available in this field.
After pursuing Master’s you can go for doctoral studies. If your profile (including projects, research papers, and internships) and research proposal is excellent you will get admission for M Phil and PhD.
Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture
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Journalists should have good written and communication skills which make them able to write news and stories in an effective manner and help them to communicate with different range of people.
The ability to work under pressure is important for Journalists have to complete their works within deadlines and they may face threats from different people.
Journalists must be ready to cover any subject at a moment’s notice. This forces them to become “mini experts” on any topic thrown their way. They dig deep into the gray area of a story with an eagerness to learn and understand.
Journalists should have the ability to be a part of the team and work with a lot of people as they might be involved in covering projects.