How to become a journalist?

Unlike earlier times, the reach of this field isn’t limited to print media alone and so, today a journalist can work at firms dealing with newspapers, magazines, radio, television and even the world wide web.  

Aspirants can pursue a course in journalism right after their Class 12 or even consider specialising in this field at the graduation level. After pursuing a course in Journalism, one can become a journalist.

Journalism is an extremely demanding profession and it requires aspirants to be at the top of their game at all times. 

In this job profile an individual is expected to work under different beats such as Politics, Sports, Crime, Education, Entertainment etc. A Journalist is expected to research, write, and present the events/ news in an honest, unbiased and ethical way.

How to become a journalist?

For a bachelor degree in journalism, generally the minimum eligibility is set at 10+2 certificate and for Post graduate degree courses, a graduate degree in journalism is required. Some institutes and private educational player also offer one year certificate courses in journalism for which eligibility is 10+2.

There are also courses in specialised areas of journalism like sports, television, photo, press law etc. One must keep in mind the fact that no course or training can claim to make somebody a qualified journalist.

Earn your bachelor’s degree

Do an internship

Gain some experience

Develop your writing skills

Establish connections with reporters and editors

There are different courses in the field of Journalism that vary depending on the objective of the programme and the university that is offering the programme. Before picking any programme, you must learn more about the credits and the curriculum that is opted by the respective institute.

Bachelor degree eligibility

You can apply for journalism courses after you have passed class 12 with a minimum of 50% marks from any stream (Science, Commerce or Arts).

Some colleges require you to possess excellent communication skills, English speaking skills and writing skills.

Some colleges require to pass their entrance exam and personal interview and grop discussion.

Bachelor degree in mass communication and journalism (3 years)

BA in Journalism(3 years)

Bachelor of Journalism(3 years)

BA in Convergent Journalism(3 years)

Diploma course

A candidate must complete his/her 12th class.

Diploma in anchoring

Diploma in journalism

Diploma in journalism and Mass Communication

Pg diploma course

Pg diploma course eligibility

A candidate must have passed his Bachelor degree in any stream or journalism, mass communication etc.

PG Diploma in Direction and Screenplay Writing (1 year)

PG Diploma in Editing, Sound Recording & Design (1year)

MAsters course

A candidate must have passed his Bachelor degree in any stream or journalism, mass communication etc.

Some colleges require to pass their entrance exam and personal interview and grop discussion.

Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication(2 years)

Masters in Communication (2 years)

MA in Multimedia(2 Years)

MA in Entertainment, Media and Advertisement(2 years)

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