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Journalism

What is Journalism?

Journalism is one of the most interesting and glamorous fields. Journalism is a discipline of collecting, verifying, reporting and analyzing information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. It is the role of the Journalist to spread information about every relevant happening in the world through the medium of print, broadcast and now even online. The internet or media internet has changed the media industry. Journalist can work in various areas like business, sports, entertainment or any other media industries. Though the field seems to be glamorous it is equally challenging career option.

When Can I Enroll for Journalism?

COURSE

ELIGIBILITY

DURATION

ENTRANCE EXAM

Bachelors Degree [Mass Media / Mass Communication]

HSC

3 Yrs.

Autonomous Exam

Postgraduate Diploma [Journalism]

Graduation In any related field

1 Yr.

Autonomous Exam

Masters / Postgraduate Diploma [Journalism/ Mass Media/ Mass Communication]

Graduation In any related field

1-2 Yrs.

Autonomous Exam

Note: Admission to Master courses will be on the basis on candidate’s performance in an aptitude test, group discussion and personal interview.

What Personality Traits Are Required to Become a Journalist?

  • Ability To Differentiate Between Fact & Fiction
  • Exercise High Tolerance
  • Confident Personality
  • Language Proficiency

IQ Required to Become a Journalist

Minimum above Average range of Intelligence along with hard work and consistency preferred

Job Prospects for Journalist

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Television Channels
  • Reporter
  • Editors
  • Proofreaders
  • Columnist
  • News analysts
  • Press Information Bureau
  • Publishing Houses

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) For Journalism

1. What is journalism?

Journalism is the practice of gathering, verifying, and presenting news and information to the public through various media channels, such as newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and online platforms.

2. What do journalists do?

Journalists research, investigate, interview, and report on current events, issues, and stories of public interest. They strive to provide accurate and unbiased information to help the public make informed decisions.

3. What are the different types of journalism?

There are various types of journalism, including investigative journalism, news reporting, feature writing, opinion writing, sports journalism, entertainment journalism, photojournalism, broadcast journalism, and multimedia journalism.

4. How do I become a journalist?

Typically, becoming a journalist involves obtaining a degree in journalism, communications, or a related field. Practical experience through internships and writing for school newspapers or websites can also be valuable. Strong writing skills, curiosity, and the ability to work under deadlines are essential.

5. Is journalism only about writing?

No, journalism has evolved to include various forms of media. While writing is a fundamental aspect, journalists also work with photography, videography, audio production, and digital media to create engaging and informative content.

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