Journalism is one very popular field. With the popularity of mass communication means in the country, especially Television, there is a wide scope of work in the mass media sector. With the coming of age of cable TV networks, satellite television as well as the world wide web (WWW), the television world has been taken by storm. Popularity of FM channels too has given radio a new lease in life. Television and radio thus provides for immense opportunities for news and broadcasting agencies to reach the masses. Advertisers too easily reach the desired segment of the population. Due to its popularity, a number of institutes in the country offer postgraduate diploma courses.
Eligibility and course duration
Graduation in any of the streams and a passion to work in the field of journalism. Skills in creative writing, communication and managing events, helps. Reputed institutes may ask you to attend a written test and subsequently a personal interview.
Duration of the courses is 1 year.
More about the course
From basics of journalism, you will be learning everything about radio and television production in these courses. You will be taught about the different means of mass communication and how each one of them plays an instrumental role in reaching to the masses in a big way. You get introduced to print journalism, photo journalism, news reporting, news editing, creative writing and so on. You learn aspects on radio and television production and management. You will be taught about the ethics, regulations and the governing laws with respect to media and journalism. Other than the technical aspects, you gain insight on the societal aspects of both the television and the radio and how they are instrumental in the development of the society. You also gain an insight on the traditions and best practices of journalism over the years.
Prospects and opportunities
Undergoing this course makes you eligible for employment in news and entertainment channels run by the television industry. FM radio channels provide for wholesome employment opportunities. You can get into television production houses, studios, TV serials, news reporting, news reading, reality shows and various other aspects concerned with radio and TV production. With experience you can rise up real fast in this field, taking up managerial positions or have your own productions. You also have the opportunity to enroll for postgraduate master’s program on radio and TV journalism.
Post Graduate Diploma Journalism (Radio & TV) Admissions for 2019 - 2020 Academic Year
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