A career in Journalism 2022: Jobs, Course, Salary, Admission & Much More!

Journalism is the practice of writing, for the magazine, print media, news website, blog, newspaper, or create/prepare news for the telecast. We say that it is a production or distribution of current events. It’s a method of gathering information or getting informed to the people. The medium is used in journalism included print, radio, Internet, television, blog, and other news resource.

We say that journalism plays an important role in production and changes in society. Throughout this article, every aspect related to a Career in Journalism in India will be discussed. Read depth info on Courses, Scope, Salary and different institutions in India to pursue the course.

[Index]
1. Different Types of Journalism
2. Skills Required
3. A Career in Journalism (Courses)
4. Scopes & Career Options
5. Salary in Journalism
6. Top Universities for Journalism in India

7. What do journalism graduates do?
7. Conclusion
8. Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

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Different Types of Journalism

Journalism has a number of forms and styles developed and explain the events that impact our lives. The different types of Journalism are:-

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  • Investigative: Investigative Journalism is basically based on investigating the truth about a particular subject, person, or event. This journalism based on verification and accurate presentation of facts.
  • News: News journalism is elementary. News stories lack the depth of the questioning raise of an investigative story.
  • Reviews: Reviews are partially demand and partially reality-based. It needs to achieve two things
    1. The subject being reviewed should be precisely described or recognized.
    2. On the basis of research and experience, provide an intelligent and informed opinion of the subject.
  • Feature Writing: Feature Writing gives the opportunity to provide scope, depth, and evaluation of style, vogue, events, topics or people. Feature writing commonly wins distinguished awards when it manages to achieve this.

Skills Required

A student may take a career in Journalism if writing or communicating with people enthrals you. One has to learn about radio and television production techniques. If you are interested in making a career in journalism then these below-mentioned skills may help you to achieve your endeavour.

  • Good writing, editing and research skills
  • Computer skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Will to travel a lot
  • Interest in politics and social justice
  • Leadership and team working skills
  • Will to take risks
  • Expressing ideas and opinion.
Skills you must have while planning to make a career in Journalism

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A Career in Journalism (Courses)

In journalism, journalists who represented reporters and columnists have to take a bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism. In journalism, you have progression in editing, reporting, feature writing, photojournalism and communications. Supplementary coursework is committed by whether a student-focused on print or broadcast journalism. Some are concentrating on online media like web design skills and also how to combine text with graphics, photo and video media.

While completing your degree, you have decided in which field you want to career either print or broadcast journalism. Here is some of the Journalism course one may opt for for a career in  Journalism in India.

S.NoCoursesDuration
1.BA in Journalism3 Years of the undergraduate degree program
2.BA in Journalism and Mass Communication3 Years of the undergraduate degree program
3.Bachelor of Journalism3 Years of the undergraduate degree program
4.Bachelor of Mass Media and Journalism3 Years of the undergraduate degree program
5.Bachelor of Communication and Journalism3 years of the undergraduate degree program
6.B.Sc. in Journalism and Mass Communication3 years of the undergraduate degree program
7.BA in Media and Communication3 years of the undergraduate degree program
8.BA in Media Studies3 Years undergraduate degree program
9.BA in Mass Communication3 Years undergraduate degree program
10.Bachelor of Mass Media3 years of the undergraduate degree program
11.BBA in Mass Communication and Journalism3 years of the undergraduate degree program
12.Diploma in Journalism1 Year-long Diploma program

Scopes & Career Options

In journalism, you have needed a bachelor’s degree in journalism or communication. If you want to go in journalism you have to need a degree in print journalism or if want to choose a field of communication you need a degree in broadcast journalism. In journalism you need work experience, for the experience, you do intern from a media outlet, which is important to getting you secure a job in this field, In the present time which has become more competitive. For making a career in journalism we need work experience.

For making a career in journalism with smaller productivity and telecast networks, usually as general task reporters assigned to the news that is relevant to that outlet’s audience. After getting experience in reporting, many journalists go on to become editors, producers, supervising reporters and even station managers and publishers. Here are some of the career options for a journalist.

  • Editor.
  • Cartoonist.
  • Photo Journalist.
  • Proof Reader.
  • Feature Writer.
  • Leader Writer.
  • Correspondent/Special Reporter.
  • Critic.
  • Presenters.
  • Researchers.
  • Reporter.
  • Broadcast Reporters.
  • Columnist.

Salary in Journalism

In journalism, a journalist minimum salary of Rs 200000 to Rs 500000 per year. In this job, people are not experienced in more than 20 years. In India, a starter may get Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 and it will go on increasing with years like 30k, 40k, 50k, etc. Senior reporter after 10-12 years it may get 1-2 lakh salary or chief editor may get 5lakh or more than. But in journalism, the thing is, even if you study in the best University and your score may be in the 90s and your experience is 0 you can earn maybe 6,000 to 10,000 per month. We say that experience is more important than a percentage. Marks don’t matter in journalism if your experience is null. Journalism is good for more interactive or experienced people.

Average Annual Salary in United States

Job TitleEntry-Level
(0-12 months)
Early Career
(1-4 Years)
Midcareer
(5-9 Years)
Experienced
(10-19 Years)
Journalist$32,460$39,650$44,350$51,520
Reporter$32,660$40,580$53,700$61,450
Editor$38,980$47,860$55,270$59,860
Public Relations Manager$44,520$56,590$71,040$78,270

Source: Payscale

Top Universities for Journalism in India

In India, there are so many institutes in India. Student always wants to get admission into the top university in India. Following are the top ten universities in India are;

  1. IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass communication) Delhi
  2. XIC (Xavier’s Institute of Communication)
  3. ACJ (Asian College of Journalism)
  4. SIMC (Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication)
  5. AJKMCRC (AJ Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre)
  6. MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad)
  7. IIJNM (Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore)
  8. Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, BHU
  9. Department of Communication and Journalism, Pune
  10. Bharati Vidya Bhavan’s Sardar Patel College of Communication and Management, Delhi

What do journalism graduates do?

DestinationPercentage
Employed74.3
Further study3.5
Working and studying8.3
Unemployed9.8
Other4.1
Source: Edufever Social Survey (Data in Percentage)

What Types of Job Journalism Student Doing

Work NaturePercentage
Marketing, PR and sales29.4
Arts, design and media27.5
Retail, catering and customer service18.4
Clerical, secretarial and administrative7.7
Other17
Types of Job Journalism Doing

Conclusion

In India, for making democratic society Journalism is an important component. Journalism is basically gathering and presenting news and information. It’s not only about gathering and telecasting news it has to be real and true. Journalism plays an important role in aware society from the new culture and gives information technology and good or bad face of society.

It aware people of the black face of society. It gives information to the student about the subject and different platforms which is helpful for the good future of society. Now a time in journalism they are presented in many different ways, including articles, reports, podcasts, or even tweets.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Q. Is journalism a good career?

A: Journalism remains an essential occupation in the digital age, and whether you’re covering local stories or global events, you need to have certain qualities to do a great job. Conditions ranging from strong analytical skills, along with specialist knowledge, can help you become a successful journalist.

Q: Is journalism a stressful job?

A: From the lowest beat reporter to the news media executive, this is one of the most stressful careers around. Journalists have to deal with deadlines, busy work environments, crazy schedules, travel, demanding editors, a more demanding public, and the fear of being laid off.

Q: Do journalists travel?

A: Journalists at smaller newspapers and news sites are likelier to be based in one place (a city or a county, etc.) and unlikely to travel much. Freelancers can move quite a bit, but in a lot of cases, the places they go for work aren’t the types of sites most people would want to go on vacation.

Q: What is a news Reporter salary?

A: The national average salary for a News Reporter is 35,000 in India.

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About Raviraj Yadav

Raviraj is a Contributing Editor to Edufever. He concentrates on higher education, a subject he has written about for almost a decade.

● Ex-Computer Teacher (Delhi Govt. School)

● Ex-Member of Advisory board, office of the Deputy CM (Govt. of NCT)

● NSUT East Campus Alumnus

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