Journalists are everywhere- in the coldest mountains of Himalayas and in the driest desserts of Rajasthan! The crucial role of journalism in a democratic country like India makes the presence of journalists vital and inevitable!
The Indian institute of mass communication offers graduate as well as postgraduate in journalism, and caters to all such students who wish to make a career in this field. There are several other journalism institutes as well who provide formal education related to the historical backgrounds and current demands of the journalism sector.
But the best journalism graduate schools like AAFT are those which give students a hands-on approach to working in the industry. Such institutes organize workshops and other events to make students familiar of the ongoing trends in the media. These students go on to become proficient journalists and take up jobs in the various channels of media. But not all journalists are alike and even at a single workplace, you’d come across versatility.
Here’s a list of some of the types of journalist.
• Storytellers: The journalists from this category give a dramatic touch to a piece of information and deliver it in the form of a story. These people connect to people’s lives and situations.
• Newshounds: These journalists are curious and interrogative in nature. They uncover facts that are hidden or unknown by common people, and they also take pleasure in being the first ever source of any important news.
• Analysts: Journalists from this category constantly work toward understanding and analyzing a situation. They often follow root causes, trends and patterns that are related to news.
• Provocateurs: Journalists belonging to this category like to break the normality. They often bring fascinating insights and distinctive angles to a story- which nobody would think of in normal situations. No wonder a murderer could be a hero too!
On the whole, journalism is not only about the delivery of news- it’s also about how you do it!