Have an Ear to the Ground? Here’s How You Make a Career in Journalism!

Becoming a journalist means you literally live in it. However, it can be gratifying as a career. What this profession teaches you is patience, objectivity and changes your perspective of the world. You get to learn a lot on the job while you also get to meet people from all walks of life. The passion to find a good story is the essence of this profession.

Various Roles in Journalism

Journalists are not the only ones who are reporting on the field or screen, but they are also those who perform desk jobs as that of a sub-editor, proof-reading or news producer.

  • Reporter
  • Sub-editor/Proof-reader
  • News Editor
  • Designer
  • Editor/Resident Editor
  • Program Producer
  • Researcher  

Eligibility criteria:  

You must have completed your 12th class to be eligible for a BA Journalism or BA Mass Communication Course. For a PG in journalism, you should pass the entrance exam of the University or College. Be prepared for long-working hours, deadline pressures, quality deliverance irrespective of time constraints, validation and authenticity of information collected.


  • BA Mass Communication
  • BA Journalism Psychology Literature
  • BCJ – Bachelors in Communication & Journalism
  • PG Diploma – Print/Broadcast/Multimedia Journalism
  • MA Mass Communication
  • MCJ – Masters in Communication & Journalism

Top Journalism colleges in India:

  1. Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore – (Separate Entrance Exam – Online Test)
  2. Asian College of Journalism, Chennai – (Separate Entrance Exam – Written Test)
  3. Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi – (Separate Entrance Exam – Written Test)
  4. St. Xavier’s Institute of Communication (XIC), Mumbai
  5. AJ Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre, Delhi – (Separate Entrance Exam – Written Test)
  6. Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune – (Separate Entrance Exam – Written Test)
  7. Mudra Institute of Communication & Advertising – (Separate Entrance Exam – Written Test)
  8. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi 
  9. Manorama School of Communication, Kottayam – (Separate Entrance Exam – Written Test)
  10. Madras Christian College, Chennai  
  11. Chris University, Bangalore
  12. Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal 


Journalism as a career in India can pay well as you rise in the ranks. Entry-level positions start at around Rs. 3 lakh per annum while the mid and senior-level positions are between Rs. 8 lakh to 15 lakh per annum. For celebrity journalists, the salary can go much higher.

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