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Intoduction to journalism

  1. 1. Seek : Study : Succeed<br />
  2. 2. Introduction To Journalism<br />
  3. 3. Journalism Means- <br />Is a profession where journalists report and investigate events, issues, and trends to a variety of audiences. In today's world everybody wants to be aware of what is happening around them and journalism plays a very vital role in providing that information.<br />It is primarily concerned with the broadcast world such as TV and Radio, Web journalism, Print Journalism. Journalism covers the range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in the humanities, social sciences, professional/business studies, and practice which together make up this diverse field. It has bright future for students interested in building a career around it.<br />
  4. 4. Skills required:<br />A journalist cannot be a journalist without certain qualities. These qualities include a certain amount of both oral and written skills, both of which are a communication skill. Key Skills include –<br />Listen-It is very important as if the journalist understands it wrong then the message passed on may also be wrong<br />Observe-Observing what all is happening around and jotting it down helps in a lot of ways<br />Right choices-Every piece of information may not be important, hence choosing the right one's is a skill in itself<br />Public Relations-maintaining good and healthy public relations goes a long way. But you should not come across as a person who over does it. Therefore it requires a lot of tact<br />
  5. 5. An interest in current affairs at all level<br />Able to speak clearly<br />An ability to write in a style, concise, objective and accurate material which is easy to understand<br />A lively interest in people, places and events<br />An ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines<br />Dale Carnegie's books are a great help to improve on one's communication skills.<br />
  6. 6. Ethics in journalism<br />Ethics plays a major role in the profession of journalism. Reason being that their job is to provide news and views with the idealism of truth and thus morality is necessary for being an ethical journalist.<br />. A Journalist should be clear and straight forward with emphasis on duty, responsibility. He shouldn't take advantage of the development of media in a democratic society like ours and should behave in a certain manner as required by law and culture.<br />The primary objective of every professional journalist is to find and report the truth. Journalism ethics always demand honesty, fairness and courage in gathering, reporting, and interpreting accurate information. <br />It also requires journalists to remain free of associations and activities that might compromise journalists integrity or damage credibility. The basic philosophy of ethics should be concerned with truth, freedom of expression, objectivity, honesty of reporting, belief in fairness and the rule of privacy. <br />
  7. 7. Ethics is inseparable from journalism, the problem with ethics as a governor of the procession is that it can be used for control. <br />All governments try to censor and control media. Owners use press as a means of satisfying their own lust for power and wealth. Even consumers often try to censor the watchdogs of democracy and freedom by their complaints or pressures. <br />The discussions about journalism ethics are centred on serious matters: propaganda, sexism, racism, homophobia, personal unjustified attacks, deception, and betrayal of confidences and invasions of privacies. These are all matters of unethical and unacceptable conduct. They are swaying away from the primary purpose, which is of gathering and reporting news.<br />
  8. 8. Education -<br />To pursue a career in journalism, apart from the interest and ability factor, another important requirement would be the type of education. <br /><ul><li>School Level-- Arts or sometimes even Commerce as a career path
  9. 9. Degree Level - take up BMS, BMM, BA, etc to enhance your journalism career,
  10. 10. Post graduate level- Masters degree in journalism India has a variety of media institutes which provide MBA's and diploma courses.</li></li></ul><li>Top colleges -<br />Mudra institute of communication, Ahmedabad.<br />Asian College of journalism, Chennai<br />Indian institute of media and communication, Delhi<br />Manorama school of communication, Kottayam<br />Times School of journalism, Delhi<br />Xavier's Institue of communication, Mumbai<br />Symbiosis Institute of Media and communication, Pune<br />Indian Institute of journalism and new Media, Bangalore<br />International School of Business Media, Pune<br />A.J Kidwai Mass communication research centre , Delhi<br />
  11. 11. Emerging trends<br />Better connect of Journalism schools to other university disciplines and departments, expanding the definition of what it means to be a journalist.<br />Journalism is developing an increasing role in content and technology innovation<br />Journalists are becoming news providers with better understanding of the people's minds and sentiments, although that is sometimes being misused as well by way of sensationalistic news articles.<br />Keeping close relationship with their audience with the development of better relationship management.<br />
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