As a person working in the field of Radio and TV broadcasting, you will be engaged in distribution of audio and video content to a large audience through any electronic communication medium such as radio,TV, mobile phones and internet etc.
They are involved in activities like acquiring information ,generating ideas for stories and features, creating and researching content about different matters and events. They coordinate or do plans for broadcasting prerecorded or live radio and video content.
You can take any stream at +2 level to go for a career in TV and radio communication.however humanities stream with journalism or any other stream at the +2 level would give you an edge.
Taking a bachelor’s degree in any discipline will make you eligible for higher studies in this field. However it is advisable to take a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. BA (Hons) Journalism and mass communication, Bachelor of Mass Communications, Bachelor’s in Advertising, Mass Communication and Journalism are some of such programs available. These are usually of 3 years duration.
After +2 you can also take up Short Term Diploma Courses in News Reading, Reporting, Anchoring & Radio Jockeying; Diploma in Video Production, Camera & Lights; Diploma in Visual Editing; Diploma in Acting and Performing Media, or Diploma in Mass Communication & TV Journalism. These are generally of 6 months to 1 year duration and will enable you to take up careers in this field.
MA in broadcast journalism ( at SBC), MA communication and Media studies are some of the relevant Master’s degree courses available which are of two years duration. You can also take up PG diploma in Radio and TV Journalism/ PG Diploma in Broadcast technology (JMI) or PG Diploma in Mass Communication, Advertising and Journalism which also has curriculum components related to TV and radio program production and broadcast.
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)
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Communication skills are very important as they should be fluent and should possess the ability to present the information in an impressive manner.
They should be creative. They should always find novel ideas and keep on modifying the way they present and keep adding entertaining factors in the program.
People who are pursuing this career should possess technical skills. They should have sound knowledge in using various softwares and programs
Time management is very important as they have to decide the duration of the programs and the time slot of the program.