Career in Journalism
What is It?
A journalist identifies a news story, investigates it and further writes about it in different forms of media such as newspaper, magazines etc. They also edit various news reports and write feature articles. They have to carry out extensive research before they publish any kind of story.
Journalists also present news on-air on news channels and radio. They take up different roles such as news editor, video and photo journalist, reporter, sub-editor and feature writer. Journalism is quite a challenging and interesting career.
Activities They Do?
- Conduct interviews with eminent personalities
- Find sources and collect all the information needed to write a well-researched story
- Present the information in the written or spoken format for the print/TV media
- Assess a story before publishing it to check whether its credible and within the set guidelines
- Act as a sub-editor edit and format the stories as needed
- Act as a photo-journalist and take the photos of event or locations
- Work as a feature writer to write lengthy and profound stories
Areas They Work?
- TV News Channels
- News Companies
- Online News Portals
One can enter this career by formal degree/PG program in journalism or mass communication.
The average annual compensation of a journalist is 3-4 lacs per annum at a beginner level. With experience this pay increases significantly.
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