Sticking to the theoretical part, Wikipedia describes Journalism as “gathering, processing, and dissemination of news and information related to the news to an audience. The word applies to both the method of inquiring for news and the literary style which is used to disseminate it”, more so, which in a lay man’s language can be summed up to a discipline of acquiring and presenting news, be it social, economic, cultural or political to an audience, through different mediums.
Broadly, Journalism is divided into two main parts, namely Print as in the content published via newspapers and magazines, and the electronic via broadcast on television and radio. Digital media as we call it, is the new frog in the well, provided the extent to which our society has been digitalized. Digitalized journalism (which in case you did not know) would majorly consist of newspaper websites or online portals and other related applications. (Now, that clicks something, doesn’t it? Yes, Yes your Tabs). And, these parts of Journalism brings different Journalism Courses.
Let’s now, go into the further sub categories of the types of journalism. The world as we know it, keeps looking out for change, people have started looking out for a different kinds of news, in short we are now dealing with a different type of audience, an audience which would not just like to be restricted to only the misery, conflicting political scenario of their society, but also to the fun, entertaining, happening side of it, and Hail thee!! A different genre of journalism was born, Narrowing it down, let’s focus on India and raise a point or two, about Journalism in India, The early dearly Doordarshan has been replaced by Oh! So controversial channels like India TV (no, I don’t mean to be bias, but let’s just accept it), where Deepika Padukone’s Cleavage becomes the primetime news, while the jawans killed in Pakistan fighting terrorist, are confined to the fine thin footer below the channel, a blink and you miss it completely, while on the other hand national newspapers have started printing a subsidiary paper which just deals with the entertainment industry (Oh, yes we love it!). Then you have a whole lot of TV channels hogging the limelight with their sting operations, (yes I know the feeling of just looking at the video and trying to figure out the culprits face), while on the other hand, citizen journalists are making a way with their mobile cameras.
Well, there’s a lot more to be shared with the esteemed readers. Till then, stay glued.