Career in Mass Communication and Journalism

Do you want to make your career in something related to media, but confused which course to choose? There are many option in media related courses like Journalism (Print or electronic or online), Mass Communication, Advertisement and PR, Development Communication and many more option. In this blog I will concentrate only on Journalism and Mass communication.First of all we should know the difference between Journalism and Mass Communication as both are interlinked with each other but has different meaning and sometimes we tend to confuse both words with each other.

Journalism is about news reporting be it for newspapers, magazines, T.V, radio or internet. Based in which Course in Journalism are further divided into Print, electronic or online, where print journalism is specifically for newspapers, magazines etc. Electronic Journalism is for T.V or Radio and online journalism as the name says is for internet based journalism. If you are focused to choose any one stream, then opt for the appropriate course. Otherwise there are courses which encompass all the above mentioned streams of Journalism such as MA in Convergent journalism.

Mass Communication the name says is the course which deals with different media to spread message, information or entertain masses. Under the umbrella of mass communication you study theater, radio, TV, film making, journalism, Advertisement and PR.

Mass Communication covers the broader area and Journalism course focuses on news only.

Career in Journalism-

Career Options with the Print Media

  • Reporter
  • Correspondent/Special Reporter
  • Feature Writer
  • Lead Writer
  • Proof Reader
  • Editor
  • Columnist
  • Critic
  • Photo Journalist
  • Cartoonist

Journalism Career Options with the Electronic Media

  • Researchers
  • Broadcast Reporters
  • Presenters

Career in Mass Communication

Following are the various job profiles offered to graduates in mass communication:

  • Sound Engineer
  • Film Director
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Sound Mixer and Sound Recorder
  • Special Correspondent
  • TV Correspondent
  • Producer
  • Radio Jockey/ RJ
  • Screenwriter
  • Art Director
  • Editor
  • Event manager
  • Video Jockey
  • Fashion Photographer Cartoonist
  • Illustrator
  • Critic
  • Photojournalist

Also on completing their graduation in Mass Communication the aspirants of the field can look forward to working with the following types of companies and areas:

  • AIR – All India Radio
  • Circulation and Public Relations
  • Central Information Service
  • Legal Affairs Department
  • Journals
  • News Agencies
  • Press Information Bureau
  • Photography Companies
  • TV Channels
  • Radio Telecasting Companies
  • Websites Periodicals and Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Books and Novels
  • Blogs
  • Broadcasting Corporations



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