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What are the placement opportunities for a Journalism student?

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

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
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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 .

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