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Journalism

(Journalism)

Career Overview

CARRER OVERVIEW

There are several different forms of journalism, all with different intended audiences. In modern society, "prestige" journalism is said to serve the role of a "fourth estate", acting as watchdogs on the workings of government. Other forms of journalism feature different formats and cater to different intended audiences

Journalism is the activity, or product, of journalists or others engaged in the preparation of written, visual, or audio material intended for dissemination through public media with reference to factual, ongoing events of public concern. It is intended to inform society about itself and to make public events that would otherwise remain private

Journalism is a Theory, Practice and Criticism is a major international, peer-reviewed journal that provides a dedicated forum for articles from the growing community of academic researchers and critical practitioners with an interest in journalism. The journal is interdisciplinary and publishes both theoretical and empirical work and contributes to the social, economic, political, cultural and practical understanding of journalism.


ELIGIBILITY:

UG: Minimum qualification required is 10+2 in any stream.(entrance exam may differ with different colleges).

PG: Graduates in any discipline from a recognized University with 50% aggregate are eligible

PG(ADVANCED DIPLOMA): Graduates from any university or any recognised institution.

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION- 

1. Bachelor(Hons) Journalism-

Delhi university conducts a Combined Journalism Entrance Exam (CJET DU) for entrance into B.A.(H.) Journalism. The written examination is designed to test the aptitude of the candidates to pursue the B.A. (Hons.) Journalism course. The test includes objective and subjective type of questions. The objective part of the question paper tests the general awareness and current affairs and the subjective part tests the candidate’s knowledge on the following four sections, each section is given equal marks:

English Comprehension and Grammar
,Media Issues, Politics                                                                and Social Issues.

The final selection will be based on performance in written exam (50%), XII result (35%) and Interview (15%).The candidates shall be allotted the respective colleges as per their merit and the choice of preference given at the time of counseling.

The course is offered in five colleges, which include Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Kamala Nehru College, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Kalindi College and Maharaja Agrasen College.

2. BA in Journalism and Communication- 

Manipal Institute of Communication

It is highly recommended to the prospective students to go through the course content stated on the institute’s website and apply only if it falls within the spectrum of their interests and goals. Admissions are done on the basis of rank in the All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET).

MU-OETis a test including Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) of objective type which carry 100 marks which is divided into Numeracy (20 marks), Conceptual (25 marks), General English (20 marks), General Awareness (20 marks), Case Study (15 marks). The eligibility for appearing for the test is 45% in class XII.


WORK PROFILE-

  • Reporters:There goal is to gather all the information necessary to report on a certain topic and to arrange this information in a way that a general reader can understand it. A major concern that reporters must address is how to take a complicated story or idea and turn it into something readable and interesting. Most journalists start out as reporters, though they may eventually become editors.
  • Copy editors:The purpose of a copy editor is to fact-check names, dates, statistics and other verifiable information in every story that its company publishes.There goal is to addresses problems with false or misleading stories and  to ensure a story is not biased.
  • Editors-in-chief and desk editors:Their purpose is to generate story ideas.They are responsible for day-to-day operations of the publication and may deal with budget issues. 
  • Newspapers. Newspapers employ journalists as reporters and editors
  • Magazines: There main focus is on an element like fashion, sports or celebrity gossip. Magazines are usually targeted toward a specific audience. 

Journalism divided into 2 categories:- Print and electronic.

Print consist of:

  1. Newspaper
  2. Associated editor
  3. Sub-editor
  4. Editor
  5. Prrof reader
  6. Repoter
  7. Writer 
  8. Feather writer
  9. Leader write
  10. Columnist
  11. Critic
  12. Photo journalist 
  13. Cartoonist

Electronic consist of:

  1. Researchers
  2. Production workers
  3. Floor manager
  4. Transmission executives
  5. Reporters
  6. Sound technicians
  7. Camera workers
  8. Presenters

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS-

  • Creative Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Processing Skills
  • Publishing Skills
  • Adaptive & Tolerant in Nature
  • Mind Alertness
  • High Confidence Level

 



University

Course

Eligibility

Entrance Test

  Delhi University

B.A.(H.) Journalism

Passing class XII from a recognized board with atleast 60% marks overall and atleast 60% in English subject.

 

  Symbiosis Institute of Media       and Communication (SIMC)

Bachelor in Media Studies

Passing class XII from a recognized board with atleast 50% marks.

Symbiosis Entrance Test is conducted in the month of June.

Indian Institute of Journalism and New media (IIJN), Bangalore

Graduate diploma in print, broadcast or online/multimedia

Passing class XIIfrom a recognized board.

Merit basis

  Manipal Institute of    Communication

BA in Journalism and Communication

Passing class XII from a recognized board with atleast 45% marks.

Online entrance test is conducted in the month of April.

  IP University, Delhi

Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication

Passing class XIIfrom a recognized board with atleast 50% marks.

Common Entrance Test (CET) is conducted in the month of May.

IP College for Women,Delhi

 

Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC)

 

 

Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai University

 

Bachelor in Mass Media

Passing class XII from a recognized board.

Merit Basis

HR College, Mumbai University

Bachelor in Mass Media           

Passing class XII from a recognized board.

Merit Basis

 KC College, Mumbai University

Bachelor in Mass Media           

Passing class XII from a recognized board.

Merit Basis

 Jai Hind College, Mumbai University

Bachelor in Mass Media           

Passing class XII from a recognized board.

Merit Basis

 St Andrews College, Mumbai University

Bachelor in Mass Media           

Passing class XII from a recognized board.

Merit Basis

  SIES College of Arts,  Science& Commerce, Mumbai University

 

Bachelor in Mass Media           

Passing class XII from a recognized board.

Merit Basis