Below listed are the major careers one could pursue in the field of Media & Journalism followed by required qualifications, career path to adopt, expected salaries, local and global demand and list of Institutions that are offering relevant courses.
Media has never been strong and decisive in India as it is today. We have a range of media, both electronic and print, updating and empowering citizens to raise their concern and take information decisions. There has been huge foreign and domestic investment into this field opening doors for various career options, some are prevailing and some are new to the Indian scenario. Journalism and media are important in any society and they always present what the public need to know, except few instances where media could be very well used to deviate the subject of concern for the benefit of few.
If you interested in making a difference in this field of career you should aim to pursue a course in Journalism and Mass communication. You have options to enter into either print or electronic or new media fields of operations, as per your interest. New media is referred to the Internet, be it blogging, website reporting, scrolls etc. This career needs extensive practical experience and a zeal to work close to the concerned issues. Unbiased and ethical reporting is must aiming for greater benefit of the society.
World is dynamic with events unfolding every minute and the public is interested in knowing about these events as and when they are unfolding. Hence the professionals in this career should always be on tows to have early advantage and beat the competition. It needs networking skills and tendency to maintain high confidentiality as the information can change several lives. Apprenticeship would help you to understand the dynamics of the field and thus identify your area of interest within this career.
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass communication is good point to start with however there are Master’s programs that would give you more insights and knowledge in this field. Irrespective of your qualification everyone should go through thorough apprenticeship for a good start.
Ethical, Unbiased, Judgmental, Analytical skills, Communication skills, Interpersonal skills, Confidentiality.
To start with, a bachelor’s degree from reputed institution and relevant exposure could get you a package of around 5L. This would increase with time as you pick you domain such as correspondent, freelance writer, field journalist, Editor, etc.