Career in Journalism

Careers

The job however is very time consuming!

To start off

How to become a journalist in a few easy steps

 

The bottom line

 

Courses
Most journalists hold a bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English or political science.

Eligibility for Journalism Programmes
For a Bachelors degree in journalism, one needs a minimum eligibility of 10+2 certificate and for post graduate degree courses a graduate degree in journalism is required. Graduates in any stream from a recognised university with 50% marks can apply. Some institutes offer one year certificate courses in journalism for which eligibility is 10+2.

Remuneration
A rookie journalist can expect to get a salary of Rs.5,000 - Rs.10,000. As a reporter, candidates can expect to earn Rs.15,000 to Rs. 20,000. Editors earn a salary of anything from Rs. 75,000 and upwards. Perks like housing and travelling concessions are also provided.

Colleges

 

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