Journalism is the study of collecting and disseminating news and information to the general mass through any medium. This field demands the involvement of work like reporting, writing and editing, before the news being published, broadcast or telecast. A study in journalism involves two broad categories;
Today, more and more people are opting for Journalism as their career option because of the unlimited opportunities it offers. It has been said that the journalists make important contribution in the building up of a nation. Journalism is considered as the prestigious profession and is highly paid as compared to other sectors. It is so because the objective of Journalism is to create awareness, educate and enlighten people about what happens around them. A journalist gets endless opportunities. He/she can work as reporter, writer or editor, anchor/reader, columnist, sound technologist, cameraman, to name a few. They can do specialization in various areas like politics, human interests, finance and economics, culture and sports, investigations for newspapers, periodicals and news channels.
Studying Journalism and getting yourself trained to become a good journalist is not difficult these days as several institutes and universities offer various courses in diploma and degree at bachelors and masters level. A study in journalism involves practice and practical knowledge followed by theoretical classes. The eligibility criteria to pursue education in journalism is just a candidate has to pass std 12th in any discipline. Though people from humanities group are considered best suitable to opt journalism as their career. Here are a list of few colleges that offer specialized courses in journalism;
Institute of Mass Communication Film and Television Studies, Kolkata, West Bengal.
Aligarh Muslim University Centre of Professional Courses, Aligarh (U.P.)
Amity School of Communication Amity Campus, Sector-44, Noida (U.P.)
Asia-Pacific Institute of Management 3 & 4, Institutional Area, Jasola (Sarita Vihar), New Delhi
Asian College of Journalism Kasturi Centre, 2 Anna Salai, Chennai
D.A.V. College Sector-10, Chandigarh
The Choice Institute of Mass Communication The Choice School Campus, Tripunithura, Kochi
Dr.Zakir Husain Intitute Indian Institute of Business Management, AIIT Campus, Bangalore
The Delhi School of Communication DSC Centre, IGNOU Road, New Delhi
A student who wants to study journalism to become a journalist needs several qualities like passion and curiosity to gather facts and information. They should also be trained to perform in-depth research with rigorous efforts. They need to be presentable enough, should have ability to speak, and write impeccably. They must be confident enough to wield both of these ability and with the help of technology, they can convert this into an art form. A study in journalism trains student to execute above responsibilities like serving thought provoking news to public with perfection.