Journalism is the occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing or broadcasting news or of conducting any news organization as a business. The word "Journalism" is derived from the word "Journal" which means a daily register or a diary – a book containing each day's business or transactions. This includes newspapers no matter whether they are published daily or weekly. It also means a magazine to whatever section of the audience it caters to.Journalism includes preparation of written, visual, or audio material envisioned for dissemination through public media with reference to factual, ongoing events of public concern. It deals with broadcast world such as TV and Radio, Web journalism, Print Journalism etc. There are also courses in particular areas of journalism like sports, television, photo, press law etc.
Diversification in different areas of mass communication is witnessing a steep rise and is expected to thrive further, on account of growing professionalism and advancement in this sector. Anyone who is creative, dynamic, enterprising and has a flair to project his ideas, thoughts, observation through different mediums of communication can accomodate himself comfortably in this industry. Today a journalism as a career stands not only for a prestigious profession but also for a challenging career option. Journalists play a key role in the growth of any nation. The core purpose of journalism is to inform, educate and enlighten the masses on various issues revolving them.
For Post graduate degree courses: BA in journalism. There is also PG diploma in journalism after graduation.
B.J. (Bachelor of Journalism)
B.J.M.C (Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication)
B.A. in J.M.C (Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication)
B.C.J (Bachelor of Communication and Journalism)
B.M.M (Bachelor of Mass Media)
B.J (Hons) (Bachelor of Journalism (Honours))
B.A. in Mass Communication (Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication)
Journalism, in its wider sense, includes reporting and commentaries delivered on television and radio. Even news events and film documentaries come within the scope of journalism. The editors, and the reporters working for television, radio or film industry claim that when they deal with news and views, they too are as much covered by the term "the Press" as people belonging to the print media. What qualifies a person to be called a journalist is the nature of the function performed by him and not the media for which he is working.