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Careers after class 12: Journalism

Industry: Media and Communication

What is Journalism?

Journalism refers to the collection, creation and distribution of news and information through print and electronic media such as newspapers, magazines, blogs, television and social networking sites. Journalism involves the complex process of sifting and editing through information, giving it context and preparing reports on current events based on facts and supported with tangible proof and evidence. Journalism delivers all kinds of news from politics and public affairs to human interest stories. It also incorporates lifestyle messages and updates on science, medicine, education and weather.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities of a journalist include researching and investigating stories to publish interesting and significant news
  • Building contacts to maintain a flow of news and get leads on a variety of stories
  • Interviewing people to obtain credible sources for news reports
  • Producing accurate and concise reports in compliance with the media house’s style and adhering to strict deadlines

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Any stream (Arts/Commerce/Science) with English as a compulsory subject

Under Graduate Courses

  • Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • B.A. (Hons.) in Journalism
  • B.A. in Journalism and Communication Studies
  • B.Sc. in Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Diploma in Journalism

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Journalism

Top Institutes for Journalism courses

1. St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Value for Money- 5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism

Tenure- 3 years


2. Christ University, Bengaluru

Value for Money- 5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) in Journalism

Tenure- 3 years


3. Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bengaluru

Value for Money- 5/5

Bachelor Courses- Diploma in Print/Broadcast Journalism

Tenure- 2 year


4. Jindal School of Journalism and Communication, Sonipat

Value for Money- 4.3/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) Journalism and Media studies

Tenure- 3 years


5. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi

Value for Money- 4/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) in Journalism

Tenure- 3 years


Career Progression

Career Progression Journalism


Pay Journalism

Expert View

Henry Anatole Grunwald“Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph, and the signs of horror are still in the air.”

— Henry Anatole Grunwald,
American journalist, managing editor-TIME magazine, editor in chief-Time, Inc.

Jackie Kennedy“Being a journalist seemed the ideal way of both having a job and experiencing the world, especially for anyone with a sense of adventure.”

— Jackie Kennedy,
Former first lady of the USA, writer and socialite

Also read: Journalism and Mass Communication: Emerging career of the century

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