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Reporters and correspondents, likewise called writers, frequently work for a specific sort of media association, like a TV or radio broadcast, paper, or site.

The people who work in TV and radio set up and direct meetings, which can be communicated in real time or recorded for future transmissions. These specialists are much of the time liable for altering interviews and different accounts to make a firm story and for composing and recording voiceovers that furnish the crowd with current realities of the story. They might make various renditions of similar story for various transmissions or various media stages.

Columnists for print media direct meetings and compose articles to be utilized in papers, magazines, and online distributions. Since most papers and magazines have print and online renditions, journalists normally produce content for the two variants. Doing as such, frequently requires keeping awake to date with new improvements of a story so the web-based releases can be refreshed with the latest data.


"Reporters and correspondents - a profession whose business it is to explain to others what it personally does not understand."

- Alfred Harmsworth

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Who is a Reporters and correspondents?

Reporters and correspondents, otherwise called writers, assemble news and keep the public informed about significant occasions. They might get the data they need from various sources, including individual meetings, news briefings — responsive periods during which columnists meet with government authorities — and reports from wire administrations like the Associated Press or United Press International. Journalists and reporters gather this data and afterward hand-off it as news. Papers, magazines, TV, and radio rely upon journalists and reporters to keep perusers, watchers, and audience members informed.

Correspondents have a functioning impact in getting data on recent developments. They spend a huge piece of the day researching news prior to sending in their story. A few columnists work in covering the news in a specific field like science, governmental issues, or wrongdoing. Others are given an overall task, covering all the news occasions in a specific town or district. A couple of journalists function as reporters in departments situated a long way from the work space. Journalists are shipped off where significant occasions are probably going to occur. There they cover news outside the span of the nearby office.

What are the basic qualifications needed for becoming an Reporters and correspondents?

  • You must get a high percentage of your 10+2 marks from a recognized board.

  • You must have finished a bachelor's degree in journalism or mass communication.

  • You must be able to converse in English correctly.

  • You must have a solid understanding of media and production.

Which Stream will be best/suitable/relevant for Reporters and correspondents?

  • Candidates must have passed their 10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks from any stream.

  • Candidates from SC/ST or other reserved categories get a relaxation of 5% marks.

  • Some colleges/universities have the criteria of English as a mandatory subject in 10+2.

Which Course will be best for Reporters and correspondents?

BA Journalism and BA Public Relations are the popular courses to become a Fundraiser in India.

Undergraduate courses

  • Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication

  • Bachelor of Journalism

  • BA in Mass Media

  • BA in Journalism

  • BA in Convergent Journalism

  • Bachelors in Sports Journalism

  • BA Journalism & Communication

  • BA (Hons) Journalism and Publishing

  • BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism

  • BA Journalism, Film and Television Studies

  • BSc Media Communication and Journalism

  • BA (Hons) Photojournalism

  • BA (Hons) Cultural Studies and Media with Journalism

Postgraduate courses

  • MA in Mass Communication and Journalism

  • Masters/MA in Journalism

  • Masters in Photojournalism

  • PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication

  • MA in Multimedia

  • PG Diploma in Radio and TV Production

  • Masters in Communication

What are the top 10 universities in India to study Reporters and correspondents?

  • University of Delhi

  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication

  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, GGSIPU, Delhi

  • Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications, Pune

  • St. Xavier’s Institute, Mumbai

  • Asian College of Journalism, Chennai

  • Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai

  • Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore

  • Prestige Institute of Management, Dewas

  • Vivekanand College, Surat

What are the top 10 universities abroad to study Reporters and correspondents?

  • University of South Wales

  • Griffith University

  • Middlesex University

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Bangor University

  • Birmingham City University

  • London Metropolitan University

  • Cardiff University

  • University of Derby

  • University of Kent

What are the entrance Exams for Reporters and correspondents?


  • SET

  • MU-OET


  • Journalism and mass communication entrance exam

  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication Journalism entrance exam

  • Asian College of Journalism Entrance Exam

  • Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism Entrance Exam

Any Scholarship are available for Reporters and correspondents?

  • Reham al-Farra International Scholarship in Journalism

  • Media Ambassadors India Germany Fellowship Program

  • BU Executive Dean’s Scholarship

  • Reuters-Oxford Journalism Fellowship Programme

  • The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Fellowships

  • International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Safety Reporting Fellowship

  • The Next Genius Scholarship Program

  • Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child

  • Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NER

  • Macquarie University India Scholarship

  • British Council GREAT Education Full Scholarships

  • Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education Merit Scholarship

  • Fair and Lovely Foundation Scholarship

  • Santoor Women’s Scholarship

What are the professions available in Reporters and correspondents?

  • Photojournalist

  • Cartoonist

  • Channel Producer

  • Radio Jockey

  • Documentary Filmmaker

  • Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists

  • Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians

  • Editors

  • Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators

  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

  • Public Relations Specialists

  • Technical Writers

  • Writers and Authors

Which skills are Required to be in Reporters and correspondents?

  • Communication. The primary role of a journalist is to communicate news, either written or verbally

  • Attention to detail

  • Persistence

  • Research skills

  • Digital literacy

  • Logical reasoning and objectivity

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Interviewing

  • Ethics

  • Writing

  • Digital Journalism Skills

  • Investigative Reporting

  • Mobile Journalism Skills

  • Editing

  • Social Media

  • Video Journalism Skills

Which type of personality is best for Reporters and correspondents?

  • Openness

Do you find yourself searching for new ideas? Do you enjoy talking about big, abstract ideas? If so, you may have a high openness to experience score

  • Extraversion

While most people associate extroversion with a love of other people, the reality is that this trait covers a much broader range of situations. A high extroversion level means that an individual need external stimulus to be happy; this can mean surrounding themselves with others or trying new experiences. Introverts tend to be able to satisfy themselves from within, and are therefore usually far more independent than extroverts.

  • Social Responsibility

measures a person's desire to see fair outcomes and their general concern for the welfare of others. People who score high on this trait value equality and are generally not particularly experience-seeking.

  • Conscientiousness

Conscientiousness is one's ability to master our impulses and act on a schedule. Individuals with a high conscientiousness score will find it easier to ignore urges and plan in advance; this also means they may have a difficult time with spontaneous or unexpected situations.

  • Agreeableness

What are the best companies offering jobs as an Reporters and correspondents?

  • Hindustan Times

  • Malayala Manoram

  • The Pioneer

  • Network 18

  • The Hindu

  • Outlook

  • India Today Group

  • Zee Network

  • India TV

What are the pros & cons / Advantage & disadvantage of working as an Reporters and correspondents?


  • You can work in various areas

  • Reporting offers the potential chance to globally work

  • You can meet many new individuals

  • You can make your commitment to genuine inclusion

  • Being a writer can allow you to fill in character

  • You can spread your thoughts

  • A wide range of themes you can expound on

  • You will constantly learn new things

  • You can work with various individuals

  • Reporting never gets exhausting


  • You will be away from home frequently

  • Being a columnist can be upsetting

  • Severe cut off times are an issue

  • You might get shitstorms via virtual entertainment

  • You might turn into a well known individual

  • Many individuals will dislike you

  • You will see numerous terrible things while being a columnist

  • Certain individuals might try and compromise you

  • You must be adaptable with respect to your functioning times

  • Columnists some of the time feel forlorn


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