Communication is a tool with which we
- Exercise our influence on others
- Motivate people around us
- Bring out changes in our and other’s attitudes
In the current era of communication and technology, people want to be aware and it is the role of the media to disseminate information about every major event in the world.
Journalism is broadly divided into two categories - Print and Electronic. Journalism in the print media consists of newspapers, journals, magazines, digests and news agencies. On the other hand, journalism through the electronic medium consists of television, radio and the internet.
There are a variety of options to choose from in the field of print and electronic media. Newspapers employ people in production, writing, reporting, layout, distribution, promotion, advertising, news and management. In addition, there is Newswire service. It refers to a system of people and processes that are used to deliver the latest up to the minute breaking news across the country. It also has technology that allows news to be transmitted on a broad scale.
Some of the well known wire services in the world are the Associated Press (AP), United Press International (UPI), Reuters, Agence France - Presse (AFP) and the New York Times News Service.
Key skills for Print Journalists
0 Excellent communication skills including creative writing.
0 Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
0 Research Capabilities
0 Eye for detail
0 Keen interest in current affairs
0 Computer Literate
Broadcast Journalism is the field of news and journals which are "broadcast", that is, published by electrical methods, instead of the older methods, such as newspapers and posters. Methods include radio broadcasting, television and, most recently, the Internet. Media journalists play a key role in disseminating information and educating the public. Television is the most powerful form of media in present times. Methods such as cable and satellite distribution have led to an increasing number of channels. This has led to increased opportunities in all areas of the industry. Careers in the broadcast media include TV & Radio Producers, Anchors, Photojournalists, Reporters,Sound Technicians etc.
Key skills for Broadcast Journalists
0 Strong communication skills.
0 Excellent interviewing and listening techniques.
0 Ability to build a rapport with interviewees.
0 Ability to work under pressure.
- Diploma in Mass Media and Communication
- B.A in Journalism & Communication Studies
- B.A. in Script writing and Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication
- Graduate & Post Graduate Diploma in in print, broadcast or online/multimedia.
- PG Diploma in Corporate Communication
- Master of Business Administration in Communication Management.
Colleges for Mass Communications
- Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, Bengaluru
- Christ University, Bengaluru
- Presidency College, Bengaluru
- Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru
- Department of Communication, St. Joseph's College, Bengaluru
- Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal
- Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Bengaluru
- Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
- School of Media Studies, Loyola College, Chennai
- Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
- AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, New Delhi
- Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
- NDTV Media Institute, New Delhi
- The Times School of Journalism, New Delhi
- Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Sardar Patel College of Communication and Management, New Delhi
- Amity School of Communication, New Delhi
- Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai
- Harkisan Mehta Foundation Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication, Mumbai
- Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune
- Department of Communication & Journalism, Pune University
- Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi