In today’s era, journalism is considered as one of the glamorous fields as it has gone beyond the traditional and archival style of journalism and has shown the signs of high success and opportunities for new comers. In the past few years, a great demand and enrollment of candidates in various journalism courses have been noticed thereby, supporting the fact about its popularity and importance. In the current state of communication and technology, everybody wants to keep himself updated about the latest happenings around him. It is the role and responsibility of the media to enable these people in getting every update about whatever is going on around them. There are various modes to convey information and news to different people such as newspapers, magazines, radio, television, tabloids and the latest one is internet technology.
If you are talented enough and desirable to work 24X7 and want to deal with daily challenges, a career in journalism is the right choice for you. However, a job in this field is quite demanding and challenging, the growing importance of media and changing approach of media has given hype to a career in journalism to provide you with a handsome salary along with name and fame. A journalism course is basically divided into two broad terms i.e. Print Journalism and Electronic Journalism whereas web journalism is the latest and the third term for journalism course that is under acceptance by people.
Among all these categories, the Print Journalism includes newspapers, magazines, digests, journals, etc. and the scope of working in print journalism offers a wide variety of profiles to work as like an editor, reporter, columnist, critic, proof reader, feature writer, correspondent etc., whereas Electronic Journalism opens the doors for candidates to work for Radio, Television and Web. Once you have done a journalism course, you are open to work as a reporter, news editor, journalist, radio jockey, announcer, and news reader, sound technician, camera man, program head, artist, and news reader. Nowadays, most of the top newspapers and magazines have their web editions.
You can get admission in a journalism right after passing out of your school, i.e. completing your 10+2 examination and matching the minimum required qualification criterion. A trainee can start off with a salary of Rs. 5000 to 7000, while a reporter can earn anything between Rs. 7000 to 12000 and an editor can easily get something around Rs. 15,000. Perks, such as housing and travelling, are also provided but vary from organization to organization.