Journalism: A Career With Spark
There is always a right time for everything like choosing a career. Choosing a career can be a very difficult task especially in a world that offers an array of paths, all of which seems to be leading to a golden goal. So, Students are supposed to choose their career wisely as their entire life depends on what they choose now. There are number of career opportunities for the 12th passed students. But if you have great communication skills both written and verbal, and you are always interested in the happenings around the world then journalism will suit you the best.
This is the age of information and media is the greatest source of all the information, be it print media or electronic media. And “journalists” are the ones who are actually responsible for all that information. It can be said that they hold the power to influence the crowd with the information that they posses. Journalism is a highly responsible job and very interesting at the same time. There are many media schools that offer variety of courses related to journalism. There is no fixed duration of all the courses. These courses can be categorized into degree courses, diploma courses and short term courses.
The duration of time depends on the type of course you are doing. Degree courses are usually of 3 years, some of the degree courses are BJMC (Bachelor in journalism and mass communication), B.A.Hons., in journalism and many more. Diploma courses and short term courses are of shorter duration that may vary from months to a year, where as some media school also provide part time diploma of three years. All three types of programs are best to learn about journalism but a degree program is the most efficient one. If you are going for a diploma course or a short term course after 12th then it is advisable to do graduation in any subject side by side.
It is important to have the requisite educational qualification before entering in a media career. Media careers can be pursued in the print media, where you have the choice of working for magazines, newspapers, periodicals or journals. Then, there is the audio visual media, which includes radio, television, and films. The emergence of new media which includes digital media and networked information, like the thrown open multiple number of opportunities. A career in media is quite demanding both physically and mentally.
Working under pressure to meet deadlines is almost a daily feature of the work atmosphere. Travelling, irregular working hours are other factors which can add to the stress. If you are talented and hard working, a career in journalism is for you. It will take you to a good salary package and perhaps even fame. Confidence and patience are the key factors to survive in the field of journalism. With the growing importance of media today, the opportunities in the field are numerous and it is likely to increase more in future.
About the Author
The writer of this article having a long term experience in education industry and in this article writer focus on the various Journalism Courses the writer mainly focused on the Journalism Courses after 12th and few Journalism Courses in Delhi.