Thursday, 7 April 2016

Career Prospects in Mass Communication

Media and Journalism, a field with vital role of spreading information about every pertinent happening in the world, is certainly one of the admired careers that one can get into. In today's era of Communication and Technology the roles played by radio, television. Newspapers, and more recently the internet are laudable and a career in this field is absolutely challenging and extremely rewarding as well. Besides keeping you updated about the activities in the industry, this community assists you in carving out a successful career in Journalism and Media by helping you obtain the required skill.

The world has observed an extraordinary and unparalleled explosion in communication technology and media. All boundaries have been surpassed, and the entire worldwide community seems to have been brought together into one amalgamated whole. And it is at this juncture that mass-communication, as a stream of study, and as a career, becomes so significant and privileged.
Mass Communication is not restricted to journalism alone. To a great amount mass media is a present reality which covers all facets of human life. Moreover, a great change can be observed in the perception of people working in mass media. Careers in Mass Communication are not only high paying but also fetch a great deal of expression of creativity and job satisfaction. There is a dearth of qualified professionals in new entertainment, news channels, and mass media and with the new unveilings in the pipeline the demand will only shoot up.
Career opportunities in mass communication are expected to escalate with the opening up of media sector for foreign investment. Thanks to mass media, news and entertainment job opportunities are abundant for trained professionals in various roles - particularly in films and journalism. Technically qualified media professionals can work for production houses,TV channels, or can produce documentaries.
A professional course in mass communication unlocks doors for a career in journalism, films & TV, public relations, publishing, script writing, direction, editing, production, film making, etc. To be precise, Mass Communication broadens up the prospect of career options for a person. Depending upon individual’s inclination and interest a professional can select a job. Attractive and high paying jobs as actor, journalist, director, screenwriter, RJ, producer, editor, VJ are open to the trained and talented individuals.
A skilled professional in mass communication is required to have certain skills and interests which help him get a job. Those who are inclined towards news media should have keen sound knowledge and interest of news and current affairs. Global outlook on numerous subjects helps the candidate in procuring the position of reporter or journalist. Moreover, the mass media training institutes also offer internship programs with the various news or entertainment channels which help candidates to get a job after completion of the course.
As with other career options, mass communication too has positive as well as challenging side. This profession demands dedication and commitment. A journalist may have to put in 24hrs of work just to get breaking news. Similarly, media professionals who are in film making or entertainment, it’s requisite to work with passion which may come at the cost of their personal life.
To conclude beyond doubt careers in mass communication offers name, fame, job satisfaction, and of course a challenge to live with.

Dr. Ritu Sood
Associate Professor
Dept. of Communication Studies

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