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Sir/Madam, I do not possess excellent writing skills yet I wish to become a journalist. What are the other skills that a journalist should have? Which UG course should I choose to become a journalist?

- Guru PriyaUpdated On August 02, 2021 02:42 PM

Media has become the part and parcel of our daily lives. We stay connected to each other through social media. Social media sites help us to update our recent activities and let people know what we are up to. the media industry is one of the booming industries in the world. It provides job opportunities to media students and offers a very fast paced and challenging environment to work. One of the best part of working in this sector is that Mass Communication course encompasses various streams. From advertising to Journalism to Public Relations, a student can opt for any field he likes. The scope of mass communication in India is wide, if you can do well in your field, you can work with some of the best publishing houses, production houses, news channels, radio channels or PR firms of the country. Job Opportunities after Mass Communication: • Advertising. Advertising is a visual or audio form of marketing communication which aims at promoting or selling a product. • Disc Jockey. • Film-Making. • Journalism. • Public Relations. • Publishing and Printing. • Radio Jockeying. • Video Jockeying. Lovely Professional University, is one of the most promising learning center for mass communication. It provides facilities and guidance in a proper way. Considering the fact that practical knowledge plays a vital role in the exposure of students in the regarding field work. University provides all the required amenities and equipments to work. The students receives great opportunities to work on live projects, review and coverage, to upscale their work proficiency. Curriculum imbibes regular internships and trainings. The university infrastructure supports students learning process accurately. The main requirement includes camera, tripods, studio, lights etc. They have set of DSLRs to withstand the requirements of students as well as ENG and EFP cameras for the TV Production fulfilling all the requirements. With these they have indoor and outdoor classes. They have two labs, one MAC for Final Cut Pro(Video editing software) and one windows for Adobe Premier Pro(Video Editing Software). Although the labs are free for students to understand and experiment their interest. Considering the options provided above in the field and facilities it would definitely be a recommended college for students of this stream if they want to excel in terms of career opportunities.

- RomaAnswered on July 23, 2021 01:19 PM
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Dear student, it is imperative for a journalist to possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. You can become a good journalist if you polish up these two skills. Also, in addition to these two very important skills, you must also possess the following skill-sets to do justice to your profession and seem appealing to your audience - 

  • Media production and communication knowledge

  • Ability to pay attention to the minutest of details 

  • Ability to take criticism and operate well under duress

  • The hunger and desire to succeed

  • Tenacity

  • Resolve

  • Capable of properly using a computer and the major software programmes

You can polish up your verbal and written communication skills through determination and hard work but you must also imbibe the rest of the mentioned qualities to become successful in this field. 

You can choose from a variety of UG journalism and mass communication courses listed below - 

You can apply for admission directly in some reputed journalism and mass communication institutions offering the programmes listed above through our common application form now. Check out the eligibility and apply through our common application form and start your journey of becoming an excellent journalist. For admission related queries and other details, call 18005729877 now!

If you are hell-bent on becoming a successful journalist despite your current weaknesses, then we suggest whatever course from the aforementioned list you choose, just do not give up. Stay in touch with your professors and seniors who would help you chalk out a successful strategy for you. All the Best!

- Abhik DasAnswered on June 10, 2021 01:19 PM
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Wondrous in essence, social media platforms are being used by businesses for advertising and branding. The scope of Journalism & Mass communication has evolved with the potential to actually reach the world and have the world reaching back towards you. After pursuing a degree in mass communication, you can go for a career in films & TV, journalism, direction, editing, filmmaking, scriptwriting, public relations, publishing, etc. Careers in mass communication will bring about a great deal of satisfaction and expression of creativity. Lovely Professional University offers B.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication). LPU's tremendous effort to make it's student confident enough to remain compatible with latest trends of the Industry. I can say Lovely Professional University is the best option if anyone wants to do courses related to Journalism & Mass Communication in Graduation & Post Graduation level. Vision of the School: To be among the top 5 journalism and national level film schools and 50 global media schools by 2025. To be recognized as the centre of excellence for Cinema and Cinematic Brilliance from India. Some of the unique features are mentioned below: 1)The curriculum is modelled on UGC framework with added focus on strengthening communication skills, life skills training and professional enhancement for better employability. 2)Training for entrepreneurship in the field of education is given focus. Students get opportunities to participate in field-based learning experiences and national reconstruction activities. 3)Focus for better student-teacher interaction through mentoring sessions 4)Orientation of curricular content for enhancing employability 5)Opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities for achieving all-round development. 6)Moocs (Massive Open Online Course) 7)Under the expert guidance of eminent professors the school organize multiple Events, Seminars, Guest Lectures etc. throughout the year which is very relevant for the practical exposures of the students.

- Navneet KaurAnswered on July 31, 2021 06:05 PM
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One of India's best Journalism and Animation colleges in Punjab, LPU Journalism and Mass Communication Discipline empowers and nourishes creative minds with its methodical curriculum that encompasses every aspect of industry including film-making and production, investigative journalism, animation films and more. LPU offers programmes after 12th and also after Graduation in the Film and TV production discipline - 1. B.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication) 2. Bsc (Film and TV Production) 3. Msc (Film and TV Production) 4. M.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication) LPU has One of India’s best Journalism and Animation colleges in Punjab, LPU Journalism and Mass Communication Discipline empowers and nourishes creative minds with its methodical curriculum that encompasses every aspect of the industry including film-making and production, investigative journalism, animation films and more. For more details, you could visit the LPU Website.

- AvtarAnswered on August 02, 2021 01:37 PM
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Today a journalism as a career stands not only for a prestigious profession but also for a challenging career option. Journalists play a key role in the growth of any nation. The core purpose of journalism is to inform, educate and enlighten the masses on various issues revolving them. With the growing numbers in the communication channels, the numbers of audiences have also increased at a huge rate. Presently in India, journalism has become a prestigious career choice for many students. Journalism is a challenging field and it is playing a key role in the development of the nation. There are a number of good colleges from where you can opt for Mass Communication Courses that have fair placement no. too. Like : • Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication • AJ Kidwai MCRC, JMI • Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi • Lovely Professional University, Punjab. • Department of Media Studies, Christ University • Film and Television Institute of India, Pune LPU is one of India's best Journalism and Animation colleges in Punjab, LPU Journalism, and Mass Communication Discipline empowers and nourishes creative minds with its methodical curriculum that encompasses every aspect of the industry including film-making and production, investigative journalism, animation films, and more. Workshops, Guest lectures, and exposure to live projects are an add-on to our curriculum that gives the students an insight into print, media, journalism, animation, multimedia, graphic design, and film production. There curriculum is Internationally accepted degree with one year foundation programme in Design. All round exposure in production design, camera, editing, and direction. Exposure to feature film and documentary making for careers in production houses, TV channels and film industry.

- RomaAnswered on August 02, 2021 02:42 PM
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Hi, Let me share the details of the course which will clearly clarify what are the key factors covered as a part of this course.LPU does offer a course B.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication) which is designed to expose students to all dimensions of Print, Electronic and New Age Media . Focus on enhancing technical skills of reporting, news design software, video editing, photography etc. Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam) 50% with English. (5% relaxation to North East states and Sikkim candidates/ Defence Personnel and their Dependents/ Wards of Kashmiri Migrants). Industry certifications, MOOCs, Hackathons / Co-curricular Competitive events, Workshops, Guest lectures, Educational Trips, Live projects, Incubation projects, Community projects, projects with NGOs etc. are an integral part of curriculum. The candidate may get an option for Credit Transfer,International Exposure Option and Semester Exchange as decided by the University subject to conditions. Department of Journalism and Film Production, is a leading education institute in Northern India. The department offers UGC recognised undergraduate and postgraduate courses in mass communication, journalism, television and film production. It offers well-structured and comprehensive programmes in the field of journalism, mass communication, television and film production with focus on employability and providing unparalleled job opportunities. The programmes are specifically focussed on skill-based learning in wide range of knowledge spanning across from individual concepts like news, film, public relations, event management etc. to a collective fabric of wisdom like nation development, intercultural communication, and changing media ecology. The presence of students from almost all the states of India and many international countries gives a wholesome and global learning approach to the department. The programme highlights are • Exposure to Print, • Electronic and New Age Media (journalism). • Exposure to editing, direction, scriptwriting, cinematography, and sound design (Film). • Faculty with Industry exposure • Well-equipped studios for Journalism and Films. • Focus on project work to sharpen practical skills. • Cultivation of industry relevant technical skills. • Opportunity for interaction with industry experts. • Active training and assistance for internship and placement. The Labs are well equipped : The salient highlights include as below Audio-Video Lab with its PCR Room ,Multi-cam Production , Data video switcher ,8 way intercom system , High end hardware with Cubase, Nuendo, FL Studio • Photography Lab • Apple Mac Lab: Mac systems to teach video editing using FCP, Adobe Premier Pro, Photo Shop, After Effects, In Design, DaVinci Resolve • Computer Lab: More than 35 systems to teach graphics and new media content generation.• Video and still cameras: Sony FS7, Canon Mark 3, Canon 80D, PMW 200, Black Magic Cinema, Sony NX200 • Lights: Godox SLB60, Canera Baby, C Stands, Elinchrom, Flags, CTO-CTB, Multi 20 • Microphones: Sony EW100, Rode NTGS2, Sure 68 • Tracks, Trolley etc • Chroma lab in block 8C. So far students have been placed in companies like METIS EDVENTURES PRIVATE LIMITED,National Broadcasting Corporation , Evo Automobile Magazine (GTO Publishing Project LLP) , Dainik Bhaskar , Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, Mumbai etc.

- Poonam AnguralAnswered on June 22, 2021 09:45 AM
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