Nitya Dholakia

What are the placement opportunities for a Journalism student?

In need of an urgent answer

by Nitya Dholakia
1 answer
| Share :

1 answer

RE: What are the placement opportunities for a Journalism student?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
Verified Career Expert
Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh

A journalist may work for a local newspapers, national daily, a glossy magazine , a professional journal, trade paper or in radio or television. A journalist may hold a field job as reporter or correspondent or a desk job as a sub editor or departmental or section editor. A reporter covers events, and turns in a story about events and people,



The angle of the story depends on what the editor requires, the type of story varies from a verbatim report of an official meeting to an account of a sports event or an account of a murder case. Reporters have irregular working hours of work and must be used to working among crowds under all conditions of weather and sometimes under dangerous circumstances. They may have to travel frequently , sometime sin comfort but often journeys are uncomfortable and exhausting




Major newspapers/ magazines advertise generally for gradates and postgraduates to join as trainee journalists. Trainees are inducted through a written entrance test and interview. The written test assesses the overall general awareness of the candidate and his / her power of expression. The interview attempts to assess the personality for potential as a journalist. Trainee journalists can climb up in the hierarchy by giving excellent performance , application, experience and exposure. Whatever be he route of entry into journalism , the prospects are good provided one has the personal attributes for the profession and control of language and subject so that what he or she writes is accurate, readable and topical too.



To be a good journalist along with required qualification one should have feeling for words and the ability to express themselves lucidly and concisely. Curiosity, resourcefulness, an unbiased approach, wide ranging interests, pleasant , easy manner that enables shy, inarticulate people to talk easily , powers of observation, tenacity to get to the bottom of things, an enquiring mind , punctuality , willingness to work extremely hard, ability to sift the relevant from the irrelevant , ability to absorb atmosphere and sum up people and situations quickly & an intuition to perceive what is not directly revealed .

In order to post replies to the question: "What are the placement opportunities for a Journalism student?"

Post Reply

Latest ANSWERS

I can't find proper college for defence studies course?

Read my new article published on Eurasia review about Growing scope and emerging new career opportunities defence studies in india by Asif Ahmed for c .. read more

Any chance for government job after completing BSc and Animation course?

I want to knw aftr completion of gradute with pass course do we can get any goverment job .. read more

i cannot understand what can i do after diploma

Hello Manoj,  The only route now iz Graduation in the subject you did your diploma in. Wish you good luck... .. read more

Hi, I have done my high school and tried for medical entrance but unfortunately I failed. I don't know where to start or what to do?

Hello Riya,  Failure is the stepping stone to success. Think practically whether medical or science is your forte.  As such in science strea .. read more
Most Popular

Do 12th board marks have any importance in jee mains

12th board marks do not have any importance in JEE, but you should get pass mark in 12th. Though, Your 12th score may make you eligible for admission .. read more

I am 12th pcm student 'if not engineering than what career I choose

Hi Mehul..Best options after 12th PCM other than engineering are B.Sc in basic science courses like Chemistry, Physics, Maths, or in new streams like .. read more

Which are the best colleges for interior designing in India?

Pearl Academy JD Institute Lovely Professional University Vogue Institute Hamstech Institute   .. read more

As a Dietician, what is the scope and relevancy of doing masters?

A post graduate in Nutrition and Dietetics can work as a Dietitian in Hospital, Food Inspector, Nutrition Consultant in government organizations, .. read more
Caching Date: 6/27/2017 2:33:07 AM