What is a Career in Journalism?

Published By Rakshanda Tiwari, 22 Aug 2019

Career in Journalism
I think Journalism is a great Career option. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Journalism actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Journalism. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Journalism, when I came across: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171106-0003/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Journalism/english 

Satabhisa Bhaumik's overview!

Satabhisa Bhaumik invested 0 years & 9 months in Journalism. Satabhisa Bhaumik has worked in Journalism as Journalist in Times of India. In Satabhisa Bhaumik's own words, this is how Satabhisa Bhaumik got into Journalism: "After doing my schooling from Delhi Public school, I did my BA from Lady Shri Ram College and thereafter I did my Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Journalism from Times School of Journalism, Delhi. I worked with Times of India as a journalist in 2013." Satabhisa Bhaumik has a profile in Resume 2.0 format on: https://www.lifepage.in/page/satabhisabhaumik 

Career Video on Journalism

In a video, Satabhisa Bhaumik has talked about various aspects of a Career in Journalism. Satabhisa Bhaumik started by explaining Journalism as: "Journalism is the production and distribution of reports on the interaction of events, facts, ideas and people that are the news of the day and that impacts society to at least some degree." The video gave me so much food for thought.
It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Journalism, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Journalism. Satabhisa Bhaumik touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Law

  • Mass Communication

  • Current Affairs

  • Social Science

  • Social Awareness

90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Satabhisa Bhaumik then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Journalism:

  • Writing

  • Communication

  • Value & Ethics

  • Time Management

  • Language Proficiency

Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Satabhisa Bhaumik believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Journalism:

  • Job Satisfaction

  • Sense of Purpose

  • Recognition

  • Social Welfare

After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Satabhisa Bhaumik believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Journalism:

  • Odd Working Hours

  • High Public Responsibility

  • Deadlines

  • Risk to Personal Safety

  • Rejection & Competition

In the final section of the video Satabhisa Bhaumik talks about How a day goes in a Career in Journalism. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Journalism, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20171106-0003

Career Counseling 2.0

Having gained so much from a professional perspective on a Career in Journalism, I wanted to learn about other Careers on LifePage. I think LifePage is doing an amazing job of connecting real professionals with Career seekers. It is truly an amazing innovation in the area of Career Counseling. You can learn more about LifePage on: https://www.lifepage.in 

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