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

Now i'm doing bsc cbz 2nd year then i want to Msc animal physiology in CCS university hisar.. please provide me some details about entrance exam, best book of entrance exam ?

Hello Mayna,   I have checked 2 institutes, / http://www.ccsuniversity.ac.in/default.htm Both these Institutes do not have any M.Sc Animal Physio .. read more

I am doing fashion designing but i also got selected as an air hostess. Im confused b/w these two.. Please suggest

Hello Nivi, Interesting and a big time confusion. Why did you go for an Air-hostess interview while pursuing a course i Fashion designing. I would sug .. read more

I am looking for a media sales opportunity in Kochi. Even after having good brands in my resume i m unable to get through as my husband is in the Navy. I am looking for a career change into Interior Designing. Please let me know how to go about it?

Hello tanvi, Interesting question. I suppose because of the continuous shift from one city to another, you are finding it difficult to get a job. No i .. read more

Can I do automobile engineering after passing 12 through commerce

Hello Arun, The straight and Simple answer to your question is "NO". For pursuing Automobile engineering, apart from Math, one needs good understandin .. read more
Most Popular

What are the books that every Mechanical Engineer must read?

Probably it would be difficult to prepare down a complete and comprehensive list of books to follow by every mechanical engineer,as the different spec .. read more

Do 12th board marks have any importance in jee mains

Hello,  Yes there is importance of class 12 marks in jee main 2017 bcoz the rank will be decided by the percentile formula in which there is a we .. read more

Can you tell about the job description of a typical animator?

Hi   Being Creative is always appreciable, this ability is especially  inborn . Animator Do require concentration with abstract thinking. Cr .. read more

I want to be a career guide. What should I study for become a career counselor

Hi Uttam, Thank you for writing and sharing your concerns. to become a career counselor first you need to identify your target audience who do you wan .. read more