Today a career in Journalism and media is attracting a large number of enthusiastic young boys and girls. Many students are looking to pursue courses in mass communication and acquire skill sets that will help them make a career in this field. Apart from journalism, advertising, Photographing and jockeying etc also fall under the same class and are gaining popularity. The education set-up is also bright as many good institutes are offering full-time and part-time courses in Journalism and media. The courses can be pursued both at degree and diploma level.
To begin your career as a journalist opens the doors of many media houses running on Air. To get a job opportunity in news channel it is compulsory to get a Journalism degree from a well-known college in India or abroad.
Journalism covers the following sections- New, Writing, Editing, reading Reporting, Photographing, Broadcasting, and Anchoring. Journalism can be classified into broad categories of media, Print Journalism- Magazines, Newspaper and Journals etc and Media -Radio, News channels, the Internet etc. If you opt for the Print journal then you can work as a writer, reporter, and columnist for a newspaper or magazines. In electronic media, one can opt to become a news reader, anchor, web writer, editor, correspondent etc.
What’s The Basic Eligibility
The basic eligibility required to get in journalism is a bachelor degree in Journalism course after the completion of 12th. Some colleges also give the Postgraduate program in Journalism for that your Bachelor degree is required to get admission in it. Besides this, you are required to qualify an entrance test to get a seat in Journalism in reputed colleges of Delhi or India. You could also go for Diploma in Journalism or specialized training at reputed media organizations.
What’s Good in Journalism Career
A career in Journalism is very appealing and well-mannered. In this profession, you could even earn money seated at home by composing articles, blogs or websites. Today journalism is not only on a TV and News document but on Internet also. Nowadays all the news channels in India or abroad keep up their own websites, a journalist can write about his own opinion on any national and international political and social programme adhering to the limits of Journalism.
How Much I will Get Paid?
Yes, that’s the right question anyone can have, how much I will get paid while working as Journalist, News Anchor or Reporter. And the answer is little complex, its depends upon quality of your work and experience/expertise you have. In India average monthly salary for beginners having 0-2 years of experience lies between 20k to 30K.