When we think about Joseph Pultizer, Margaret Fuller, Judith Miller from across the globe and Dr.Prannoy Roy, Karan Thapar, Barkha Dutt, Rajdeep Sardesai from homeland, then we realize how journalists from many centuries have been indispensable to our society, the pivotal role they play in disseminating the information and influencing the thought processes of the masses. With 24 hours news cycles and news-on-mobile, Journalism and Mass Communication as a vocation has evolved to meet the needs of the digital citizen. Let’s check out five important directions which have changed Journalism and Mass Communication:
1.An all-inclusive arena: Traditionally Journalism and Mass Communication referred to a profession of serious old bald & bearded man with high-brow ideas, opinion or perspective who would synthesize them to share it with masses through the medium of Television, Radio, or Newspapers. Today, the scenario has undergone a massive change, the young yet focused energies are appreciated and it now expands the horizon to include the whole gamut of activities like Screenwriting, Photography, Sound & Radio, Media & Cultural Studies, Events, Television Production, New Media Storytelling, Digital Media Arts, and many more.
2.Gateway to the world of employment opportunities: A specialized course that mentors students to meet the requirements of new age media careers and provide international opportunities. One is not expected to do a boring desk job where you compile and circulate news but can choose a field of one’s choice. Also, many universities and institutes offering these courses also arrange internships and placements for their students thus enabling them to gain practical, hands-on experience as well as economic independence.
3.A promise to break the Monotony: Don’t we all hope to have a job or profession that allows us to meet new people, travel to new locations and create novel experiences? Training in Journalism and Mass Communication opens avenues that work would not feel like work but a constant journey that stimulates a wondering mind who loves to explore new horizons.
4.Liberty to work on topics/themes/ assignments important to you: While many jobs do not allow the employee to exercise their free-will at work and containing them from speaking their mind out, with the right kind of training in Journalism and Mass Communication one could report on issues within his/her domain or choose to become a freelancer and write on various issues that are dampening the economy or impinging human rights among others. One could choose to be an independent film-maker and tell a story that is close to his/her heart or be a blogger or graphic designer and work for people and projects of your choice or even become a consultant or researcher and share your knowledge with other aspiring apprentices.
5.Welcoming the female counterparts: There were chauvinistic times, but journalism & mass communication has been one profession where women have played serious and important roles since pre-independence. Women in media have covered wars, riot-torn states; terrorist attacks, and actively reported from catastrophic event sites. They have emerged as chief anchors of many news channels and are even accepted in cricket reporting. Radio jockeys is another area that women have moved into and have been famous & well accepted.
If you’re planning to pursue a course in Journalism and Mass Communication then Pearl Academy is the Institute you need to consider. The institute offers an exhaust ve 3-year course that promises to hone creativity, ingenuity, innovation and judgment along with intellectual acumen to formulate, develop and communicate conceptual arguments rooted in a holistic perspective of the business context.
Pearl will equip you to work with converged media and a global context. Its academic rigor and agility to bring to India an international curriculum with an opportunity to study a semester at a foreign university will give the cutting edge to graduating students.
Pearl’s media curriculum and pedagogy are based on the fundamental of building an inquiry-based learning with a more student-centric approach that facilitates capacity to think and learn throughout one’s life, communicate, and collaborate.