Mass Media And Journalism

It is the role of the Journalism to spread information about every relevant happening in the world. Newspapers, radio, television and more recently the new media-internet has completely revolutionized the way news used to broadcast. Journalists have a very significant role to play in this practice. Journalists play a key role in the growth of any nation. The core purpose of journalism is to inform, educate and enlighten the masses on various issues revolving them.

Journalism education teaches you to be a good writer, editor, photographer, designer, storyteller. It teaches you to be passionate about ideas and things, to be ethical to defend your stance and to protect your character. Journalism brings you into contact with real people, their conditions, their stories, and their concerns, which are not to be taken lightly. It teaches you great lessons of life and also you get to know how to look at situations problems and issues from multiple perspectives.

Graduates of Mass Communication & journalism courses programs work in a variety of fields in traditional news media and publishing, advertising, public relations and research institutes.

Following are the various job profiles offered to graduates in mass communication:

PRINT JOURNALISM

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

ELECTRONIC JOURNALISM

  • Researchers
  • Production Workers
  • Floor Managers
  • Transmission Executives
  • Sound Technicians
  • Camera Workers
  • Presenters

WEB JOURNALISM : The internet is a global electronic community of millions of interconnected networks. The internet is fast emerging into an influential medium. The web journalist as to make the news sharp and interesting. Editing and presentation is most important function .

To become a Journalist, candidate can complete a Bachelor’s in mass communication or mass media or journalism after +2 (12th). After completion in a related graduation field, candidate may complete Master’s in journalism or mass communication. Candidates can also opt for a Bachelor’s degree in any field such as English, Business, Political Science, Philosophy etc and then pursue a Masters courses in Journalism.

Basically, there are primarily 3 types of courses in regard to journalism and correspondingly the duration of course varies

  • Bachelors/Graduate Degree course (BA hons in Mass communication and journalism) and duration is 3 years.
  • Diploma courses and duration is 1 year.
  • Certification courses and duration is 6 months to 1 year.

TOP JOURNALISM ENTRANCE EXAM :

  • India Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)
  • Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi
  • GGSIPU CET Exam
  • Delhi University (BMMMC)
  • MGM College, Aurangabad
  • FTII, Pune
  • AUCET
  • Pondicherry University
  • Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam
  • Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
  • An interest in current affairs at all levels
  • Able to speak clearly
  • An ability to write in a style, concise, objective and accurate material which is easy to understand
  • Capable of evaluating the “newsworthiness” of stories or information.
  • A lively interest in people, places and events
  • Excellent listening and observational skills.
  • Good general knowledge.
  • Strong capacity for conducting independent research.
  • Well developed keyboard skills.
  • An ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Determination and persistence
  • Good spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Content Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Corporate communication specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Reporter

A journalist salary has good growth potential. You can expect to start off with a salary of Rs.6000-Rs. 10000 as a trainee. As a reporter, you can expect to make Rs.12000 – Rs.18000. Editors draw a salary of Rs.20,000-Rs.35,000 besides Perks like housing and traveling concessions are also provided.

  • The Delhi University offers undergraduate degrees in Journalism and Mass Communication.
  • The Indian Institute of Mass Communication offers Postgraduate Diploma Program in Journalism in its campuses at New Delhi and Dhenkanal (Orissa).
  • Postgraduate Diploma Program in Journalism is also offered by the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
  • Postgraduate Diploma Program in development communication is offered at the AJ. Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre in Delhi.
  • The Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication in Pune (Maharashtra) offers Postgraduate Diploma Program in Mass Communication and also in Communication Management.
  • Diploma Courses in Journalism and Mass Communication are available at the Xavier Institute of Communication in Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • The Film and Television Institute of India at Pune offers Diploma and Certificate courses in all aspects of film and Television – Production.
  • The TV Today Media Institute in New Delhi offers a Postgraduate course in Television Reporting, Copy Writing and News Production.
  • University Of California, Usa
  • Massachusetts University
  • University Of Westminister, Uk
  • Seattle University, Usa
  • University Of Melbourne, Australia
  • Utrech University, Netherlands
  • University Of Hamburg, Germany
  • University Of Oslo, Norway

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