As a journalist working in the field of print and new media, you will be collecting,organizing and reporting recent events to the public through print and online media. You may also use your technical skills in operating and maintaining printing presses, digital platforms and various applications according to the field in which you are working.
A journalist in print and new media work in different locations according to their job role. They visit different places for reporting the events and do the content writing, editing works at the office. They also write or present the news. Their activities like reporting newses and creating stories on various topics may differ according to the difference in the medium in which they work. A print Journalist primarily work for News paper and journals and they mainly work on writing and new media journalists mainly work on video/audio streams, social media writing, vlogging, blogging etc.
You can take any stream at +2 level to go for a career in Print or New Media communication.
Taking a bachelor’s degree in any discipline will make you eligible for higher studies in this field. Bachelor’s degree programmes in Mass Communication like BA (Hons) Journalism and Mass communication, Bachelor of Mass Communications, Bachelor’s in Advertising, Mass Communication and Journalism are available which are usually of 3 years duration.
A bachelor’s degree in Literature will also make you eligible and better equipped to take up higher studies in Print Media.
You may take an MA communication and Media studies of two years duration. Master’s programmes in Digital Media/New Media communications are rare in India but are available in many universities abroad
PG diploma in Print Journalism and PG Diploma in Online/Multimedia Journalism programs of 1 year duration can be taken up (Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media , Bangalore) after a graduation in any discipline.
You may also take up 1 year postgraduate Diploma courses in an of the subjects, direction, electronic cinematography, video editing, sound recording and television engineering (Film and Television Institute of India)
Postgraduate Diploma In Journalism - Print & Convergence Media (at NSJ)is another suitable course that can be taken up.
You can also take up PG Diploma in Mass Communication, Advertising and Journalism which includes studies in Print media and Digital media communication (NIMJ Ahmedabad)
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A print and new media person should possess good language skills. They have to create the content, and present it in an impressive way.
They should possess good communication skills as they will have to have to conduct one to one conversations and group discussions
Critical thinking is highly required as they have to critically evaluate all information and events before presenting it.
Graduates specialised in Print Media could find employment in
New Media industries include