What is Journalism?

What is Journalism?

Journalism in India is an increadibly diverse field that offers a variety of career possibilites ranging from investigates reporting to editorial review. Regardless of the specific job within journalism, the end result is the dissemination of information to the specific or general audience.

The can be done through forms of print media such as newspapers and magzines or electronic media such as internet, television or radio.

Some of the specific fields within the journalism are analyst, correspondents, writers and editors. It is these people’s job to gather information, prepare their stories for a particular medium and then present it to their audience.

They offer information about local, national or international events.

They present points of veiw on current issue and the report on the action of officials, executives, celebreties and common citizens alike.

The common objective in all these forms of journalism is to relate news and events to an audience.

Journalism in India is a highly competitive filed and job opportunites are often hard to come.

Very few journalists begin their career in their idealized position.

An education in journalism can prepare a student for their career by providing them with the necessary technical and the theoritical skills.

There are also numerous schools for journalism at which the students can gain the experience and the skills in different field.Most of the journalism schools offer the courses in areas such as writing, interviewing, broadcasting and photography.

The schools also often offer their students an oppurtunity to gain the experince through the internship programs with the various news organizations.

The University of Western Ontario offers the internship placements at CBC radio, CTV, Newsnet, national Post, Wi-Five, the globe and the Mial.

The practical and the working knowledge gained through the journalism schools will aid the aspiring journalist in gaining the access into the journalist industry.

Education in areas besides journalism can also prove beneficial.Many employers look for the applicants with the expertise in specific areas such as politics, economics or the business.

Having such a specific degree allows a journalist to give the qualified and the knowledgeable information on the subjects they are reporting on.

While education has proven itself to be beneficial in getting into the journalism industry it  is not the only way.

Expereince is essential to a successful career in journalism. High school and university newspapers for example can provide writing, editing and other forms of journalism exxperince.

Internships also provide a great form of experience

Depending on the company and the jobs you are given most of the newspapers, magzines and the broadcast news organizations offer reporting and editing internships.

Interns usually start with a newspaper, publisher or a broadcaster.

They will perform basics duties around the office, or assist in covering small news stories.As they gain expereince or demonstrate potential in one or more areas of the business aspiring journalist may be appointed to one of the number of specialist areas.

Becoming a well paid reporter is alone ardous process.

Seldom does a person begin a career in journalism at a prestigious position.Rather most successful journalist began at the bottom and spend years working their way up to where they are today.

Experince is a prerequisite for the advancement throughout any journalist career.

Experience gained early in life will be ideal way to improve one's chance of getting a job and demonstrating potential for advancement.

An education in journalism or more specific feild like economics or political science will enable an aspiring journalist to give competent and informed opinons and coverage.

The Qualification required

Excellent writing, editing, research, leadership and interpresonal skills

Ability to handle a heavy workloadd and stress

Journalism education and journalism expereince

Knowldege of a diversity of political and social issues.

Ability to work with the tight deadlines in a team environment.

Willingness to travel extensively.

Willingness to take risks.

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