Journalism is concerned with collection and dissemination of news through the print media as well as the electronic media. This involves various areas of works like reporting, writing, editing, photographing, broadcasting or cable casting news items.
Journalism is classified into two categories (i) Print Journalism and (ii) Electronic (Audio/Visual) Journalism. Print Journalism includes newspapers, magazines and journals. In print journalism one can work as editor, reporter, columnist, correspondent etc. Electronic journalism includes working for Radio, Television and the Web. In the web, skilled people are required to maintain sites by web newspapers (which cater only to the web and do not have print editions). In electronic journalism one can be a reporter, writer, editor, researcher, correspondent and anchor.
The opportunities for journalists are endless but the job too has become very challenging, as the new world is proving the adage that “the pen (and the camera) is mightier than the sword.” Career in journalism is a prestigious profession as well as a highly paid one. They can find employment with newspapers, periodicals and magazines, central information service, press information bureau, AIR and TV channels etc.
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication was established in 2009. Presently Shri Manish Khanna, acting as the coordinator of the department.
“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
The opportunities for journalists are endless but the job too has become very challenging, as the new world is proving the adage that “the pen (and the camera) is mightier than the sword.”