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Have an Ear to the Ground? Here’s How You Make a Career in Journalism!

Becoming a journalist means you literally live in it. However, it can be gratifying as a career. What this profession teaches you is patience, objectivity and changes your perspective of the world. You get to learn a lot on the job while you also get to meet people from all walks of life. The passion to find a good story is the essence of this profession.
 
Various Roles in Journalism: 
 
Journalists are not the only ones who are reporting on the field or screen, but they are also those who perform desk jobs as that of a sub-editor, proof-reading or news producer.
  • Reporter
  • Sub-editor/Proof-reader
  • News Editor
  • Designer
  • Editor/Resident Editor
  • Program Producer
  • Researcher  
 
Eligibility criteria:  
 
You must have completed your 12th class to be eligible for a BA Journalism or BA Mass Communication Course. For a PG in journalism, you should pass the entrance exam of the University or College. Be prepared for long-working hours, deadline pressures, quality deliverance irrespective of time constraints, validation and authenticity of information collected.
 
Courses:
  • BA Mass Communication
  • BA Journalism Psychology Literature
  • BCJ – Bachelors in Communication & Journalism
  • PG Diploma – Print/Broadcast/Multimedia Journalism
  • MA Mass Communication
  • MCJ – Masters in Communication & Journalism
 
Top Journalism colleges in India:
  1. Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore – (Separate Entrance Exam – Online Test)
  2. Asian College of Journalism, Chennai – (Separate Entrance Exam – Written Test)
  3. Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi – (Separate Entrance Exam – Written Test)
  4. St. Xavier’s Institute of Communication (XIC), Mumbai
  5. AJ Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre, Delhi – (Separate Entrance Exam – Written Test)
  6. Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune – (Separate Entrance Exam – Written Test)
  7. Mudra Institute of Communication & Advertising – (Separate Entrance Exam – Written Test)
  8. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi 
  9. Manorama School of Communication, Kottayam – (Separate Entrance Exam – Written Test)
  10. Madras Christian College, Chennai  
  11. Chris University, Bangalore
  12. Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal 
 

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