Imagine a world without media! Imagine a planet where when you get up in the morning, you have no idea about what’s going on in the world! No TV, no newspapers, no news update on smartphones and no radio! It feels like you have suddenly entered an era of Stone Age, doesn’t it? Mass media has an unparalleled importance since a long time. (We can’t even remember how long!) We are so accustomed to constantly getting updates about different corners of nation as well as world that it has become almost impossible to live without it. Today, the ease with which different parts of the world get connected is invaluable. A mass communication degree gives you an opportunity to become a medium of transferring information from one sphere to another. You can deliver messages to an entire mass of audience. This transfer of information can take various forms like visual display, print media, audio etc. and hence a degree in mass communication opens career paths in the fields of TV, publishing, journalism, editing, film direction and public relations.
Mass communication is a broad concept in relation to mass media. It covers all the sources of transfer of information such as news, entertainment, events and music. But if you are keen on working in the field of news and publishing, you can even narrow your choice down to a specialization in journalism. Journalism courses in India teach you the principles and responsibility of communicating and broadcasting different news and events taking place in the world. It is about gathering a piece of news and information, processing it in a way that is understandable to the audience and finally publishing it in concise or wide manner, depending on the importance of that news. Today, online journalism has become quite popular and news can be published on Internet through digital technology.