Journalism is one of the few careers where one can feel the taste of freshness every day. Journalism and Media are the platforms that give you the opportunity to meet newer people from different strata of society. In this profession, you have the opportunity to meet celebrities, Models, Politicians, Ministers, High profile officers, criminals, etc. Journalism is a demanding job that needs dedication, devotion, and determination.
It requires a loss of efforts from the candidate side to bring qualitative change in society.
It has a vast job opportunity for the deserving candidate. If you know the nuances and finer aspects of journalism, money is not the criteria for you. You should have to be the qualities of accuracy, brevity, and clarity and ready to face tougher deadlines.
Media Career Options
- Chief Editor
- Senior Editor
- Associate Editor
- Assistant Editor
A career in Print Media and Journalism
The main job of the editor is to refine and filtrate the matter whatever they get from the reporters, as per the policy of the respective newspapers. Editing the story, formatting, re-formatting, doubts clarifications, errors in the text are some of the aspects that they have to handle judiciously.
Reporting is another challenging job in Newspapers, Magazines, TV channels, Tabloids, etc. The reporters cover stories from local to international events.
A Columns in Newspaper is written by eminent Journalists, Writers, Academicians. The column can be written on any important topic. The writer depicts the story from different angles.
This is another challenging area in Print media. A cartoonist has the ability to portray a meaningful message through his/her cartoon.
Nowadays, photographs are taking the space of writing. Lots of matter can be essayed through single photographs. The photojournalist has its own significance in media.
Nature of the Job
Initially, the fresh passed out are hired as trainees after that they are promoted for different higher jobs like reporter senior reporter, chief reporter, and special correspondent.
Media and Journalism Courses
For media studies, there are Graduates, Postgraduate and Ph.D. courses are available. Universities are also offering a PG Diploma course in media. Now, the question is raised here where to study? More or less, all the universities offer Graduate and Postgraduate media courses both in Hindi and English. Some courses such as page composition, layout designing, photojournalism, artist, cartoon making, etc. are also offered.
Salary is not a major issue in Journalism. It depends upon one’s experiences and the newspaper house or publication you joined. Experienced Journalists may get from Rs. 20000 to 50000 and Senior Journalists earn over a Lakh per month.
Media Job Options and Recruitment
Following are the organizations one can find jobs after doing their courses.
- Newspaper houses
- TV channels
- Online media houses(Website)
- Agencies like the Press Trust of India (PTI), Reuters, United News of India (UNI), Associated Press (AP)
- A government organization like Ministries, Departments, etc.
- In-house publications of large corporate houses