Career Options, Distance learning and online courses in Mass communication and journalism
Career Options Distance learning and online courses in Mass communication and journalism
I want to find out if there are any journalism courses available through distance learning or online. Also, please let me know about my career options after pursuing a course in Mass Communication and Journalism?
Answer - In India, there are around 32 universities that provide distance courses in Journalism. Sikkim Manipal University provides the best course in distance education. It aims to provide the basic journalistic skills of various mass media. The semester fee is Rs 12,450 only and it may be revised from time to time.
Some of the other universities that provide distance courses are:
* IGNOU: PG Diploma in journalism
* Mahatma Gandhi University: BA and Diploma in journalism
* Nalanda Open University: PG Diploma in journalism
Journalism courses are all about practical training than theoretical knowledge. There are very few journalism courses that are available online. Most of the universities that provide distance courses in journalism also make the course available online. Journalism Mentor provides a good online course in a regular program.
Career options in Mass Communication
Mass Communication offers a wide range of career options which includes
• Print Journalism – Reporters, editors, sub editors or copy editors in newspaper, magazine and journals.
• Electronic Journalism – Reporters, correspondents, special correspondents, news anchors, radio jockeys, sports commentators, etc. in television and radio.
• Web Journalism – Web or graphic designers, content writers, desktop publishers.
• Films – Producers, actors, directors, script writers, art directors, sound recorders.
• Photography – Photographers, photojournalists, photo editors.
• Advertising – copy writers, copy editors, content writers, layout designers.
• Public relation officers or handling corporate communications.
Hope this helps!
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