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About Career as a Print Journalist

Because of information revolution in the country everybody wants to be connected with other parts of the world through varied means of information and communication technology. Therefore the utility of mass communication in everyday’s life has really increased. These days various tools of mass communication like newspapers, magazines, journals, radio, TV etc are accessible to everybody irrespective of age and education. Gone are those days when remotest of villages in the country have no access to many national and regional newspapers. Today situation is totally changed. Even remote villagers are aware of the national and international events through local and national newspapers. This shows the significance of print media in modern man’s everyday life. Now newspaper and magazines are playing the role of national building by disseminating two ways information between the government and the people. Today’s newspaper and magazines are become an alternative forum of redressing of public grievances. The direct result is proliferation of newspapers, magazines and journals in the country and opening of many career opportunities of the youths.

Career Prospects of Career as a Print Journalist

Career opportunities in Print journalism are many. The newspapers and magazines today cover a wide range of specialized sections which demands for professionally qualified journalists. Print journalism has two sections; field work and desk work. A journalist can work as a correspondent reporter and collect news form the field. In other way he also can work in news desk as an editor/copy editor/proofreader etc. Moreover a professional journalist can work as a freelancer in print media and can contribute articles to the newspaper and magazines. Nevertheless self employment is also a good option for journalists. They can run their own media or advertising house after some year of experience in this field along with ample capital.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Print Journalist

Print Journalism course is a sub-group which comes under the general Journalism/Masscom course. There are several Bachelor's/Post-Graduate degrees in journalism/masscom. Minimum eligibility for Bachelor degree in journalism is 10+2 and for Post graduate degree courses a Bachelor degree in journalism. The duration of these courses differ form institutes to institute. Moreover some institutes also provide one year certificate courses in journalism for which eligibility is 10+2. There are also courses in specialized areas of journalism like sports, television, photo, press law etc.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Print Journalist

  • I am a Bachelor in Mass Media graduate with specialization in advertising, can I continue my career in journalism? Posted By : ruchika, on 29-11-2011 14:33:32 Report Abuse

  • hello, sir I intrested in print journalist . there, I've completed my +2 and is looking for the courses/best colleges(better if correspondence or distance education) available for the print/electronic media as having interest in the creative field. looking forward for the reply ASAP........thank you Posted By : ajitkumar t.goswami, on 10-07-2011 18:28:02 Report Abuse

  • Hello there, I've completed my +2 and is looking for the courses/best colleges(better if correspondence or distance education) available for the print/electronic media as having interest in the creative field. looking forward for the reply ASAP........thank you Posted By : komal kishore, on 11-06-2011 15:17:51 Report Abuse

  • Posted By : g.srikanth, on 07-05-2011 21:15:14 Report Abuse

  • i m in +2 &i want to know more detail about career courses &mass com/journalism Posted By : divya , on 25-07-2010 10:53:28 Report Abuse

  • Hi my name is chander shekhar.i am graduate & my post graduation in journalism & mass comunnication is prsuing from ignou universty .so can i take interenship in this field.as well as i also have done certificate course in news reading & tv anchoring from y.m.c.a thanks & regards shekhar Posted By : chander shekhar chopra, on 07-05-2010 15:32:11 Report Abuse

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