With the passage of time, the nature of the field of journalism and the way of work is changing. Today, journalism is not limited to newspapers but has flourished through magazines, news channels, books, blogs, forums, online. Today this field is known as mass media. The working style and subject of specialization of journalists working here also changed. Journalists who used to carry notebooks and pens are now seen carrying microphones, cameras and recorders. The news is made more effective by adding audio-video. The same news is made more colorful by adding emails, phone ins. So that the news will affect more people. Due to the attraction of this sector which has become effective, the number of students coming here to pursue a career is huge.
Media and mass communication is a huge field. Here’s an introduction to some of the options that include:
This is the oldest form of journalism. Creating the news, editing it, designing it properly etc. work has to be done in print journalism. Not only in the world, in the country, but also in the local area, the news of small events are printed in newspapers and magazines. Today, specialized sections (like political, cinema, entertainment, education, sports) have been created from newspapers and magazines. News is published according to that section. Trained manpower is needed to organize all these subjects.
As the influence of news through TV is increasing, there is more art in journalism, that is to pursue a career in news channels. News is broadcasted on the basis of TV, Radio, Audio, Video. All this is called broadcasting journalism today. Due to the increasing number of channels, the scope of satellite communication, cable service, radio stations etc. is also increasing. Getting into electronic journalism requires proper training. Here journalists can also work in production, editing, camera, graphics, sound, program research, script writing etc. Choose a career as per your interest.
A lot of scope in web journalism:
Now people are using smart mobile instead of computer to read news online. This is the reason why any leading newspaper or news channel today has its own web version. Therefore, many career opportunities are available in web journalism in the future as well. While doing web journalism you can get jobs as copy editor, senior copy editor, chief copy editor and editor. Apart from this there are many independent news portals which do not have any newspaper or news channel of their own. In such situations, all other staff including reporters, copy editors are needed to cover the news. Moreover, apart from journalists in the web world, also for designers and web developers. Job opportunities are vast. Gives a visual appearance to a website.
Also, there are many jobs available in this field like coding the web developer designed pages, providing links and uploading the pages. Now people are using smart mobiles instead of computers to read news online. Therefore, today every leading newspaper or news channel has its own web version. Therefore, many career opportunities are available in web journalism in the future as well.
While doing web journalism you can get jobs as copy editor, senior copy editor, chief copy editor and editor. Apart from this there are many independent news portals which do not have any newspaper or news channel of their own. In such situations, all other staff including reporters, copy editors are needed to cover the news. Also for designers and web developers, apart from journalists in the web world. Job opportunities are vast. Moreover, a web developer needs to be skilled in coding the designed pages, providing links and uploading the pages.
To get admission in this field
At least a degree course is required to enter this field. You can do this degree course after 12th. Most of the colleges, universities and educational institutes have an admission process for admission to such courses. Graduation from any discipline is required to pursue post graduate courses in this field.
12th pass is required for one year certificate course.
There are many career opportunities available in this field which is growing day by day. Many budding and trained journalists have started getting career opportunities through new news channels, newspapers.
You can do jobs here:
- TV Channels, News Channels
- Publishing house
- Press Information Bureau
- Advertising agencies
- Public Relations Agencies
- Government organizations, legal departments
To be successful in this field, these qualities must be…
– Analyzing events
– Good communication and writing skills
– Meeting people, talking to them and building good rapport with them
– Ability to make sound decisions
– Organizational skills
Technical knowledge required
Along with journalistic qualities, you need to have technical knowledge to succeed in the field of journalism. Along with this, one should have good knowledge of Marathi, Hindi and English languages. Because the entire foundation of this online journalism is on the internet, it is important to have knowledge of the internet and computer.