Retrieving and passing on accurate information is very important to us as a society! This is what Journalists strive to do.
“ Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it”
- Horace Greeley
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What is a Journalist?
Being a journalist entails writing for newspapers, magazines and news websites. This role includes retrieving accurate information, and conveying it to the public in a palatable manner.
What is the scope of a career in Journalism in India?
India has always had a large scope of Journalism, although in the past it was heavily reliant on hard-news, it has expanded to things like media conglomerates, fashion and smaller news companies. Therefore, there are wider options for one to choose in Journalism.
What are the different career/profession/job options available in Journalism?
The different kinds of Journalism include, but are not limited to:
● Investigative journalism
● Watchdog journalism
● Online journalism
● Broadcast journalism
● Opinion journalism
● Sports journalism
● Trade journalism
● Entertainment journalism
● Political journalism
How many years will be required for study of Journalism?
Most journalists own a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and then a master’s degree in the same.
What subject will be best/suitable/relevant for Journalism?
English (or your own native language), Journalism and writing are ideal subjects.
What are the top universities in India to study Journalism?
● Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bengaluru
● Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
● IIMC, New Delhi
● Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai
● Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
What are the top universities out of India/Abroad to study Journalism?
● Stanford University, USA
● Columbia University, USA
● London School of Economics, UK
● University of Texas at Austin, USA
● University of Melbourne, Australia
Which skills Required to be in Journalism?
There are two major skills needed - being a good writer as well as a good orator. Those in Journalism must know how to articulate their thoughts accurately, so as to give information to people in an understandable manner! They must also have good interpersonal skills as you would be interacting with many people
Which type of personality is best for Journalism?
Since those in Journalism are actively meeting and talking to people, as well as being in front of an audience. One who is extroverted, and open would be required. According to the Myers-Briggs Test Indicator, ENFJs, INFJs, and ENTPs make great journalists.
Which are the top/best companies offering jobs in the Journalism Industry?
● Thomson Reuters
● Warner Bros. Discovery
● Paramount Global
What are the pros & cons / Advantage & disadvantage of working in Journalism?
● Work in various locations
● Meet many new people
● Always learn new things
● Away from home for a long period of time.
● Can be dangerous
● Deadlines are often very strict.