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Journalism and Mass Communication

Mass communication is a process in which a person, group of people, or an organization sends a message through a channel of communication to a large group of anonymous and heterogeneous people and organizations. You can think of a large group of anonymous and heterogeneous people as either the general public or a segment of the general public. Channels of communication include broadcast television, radio, social media, and print. The sender of the message is usually a professional communicator that often represents an organization. Mass communication is an expensive process. Unlike interpersonal communication, feedback for mass communication is usually slow and indirect.
Journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information. It is also the product of these activities.
Journalism can be distinguished from other activities and products by certain identifiable characteristics and practices. These elements not only separate journalism from other forms of communication, they are what make it indispensable to democratic societies. History reveals that the more democratic a society, the more news and information it tends to have.
Mass communication Eligibility criteria: -
While the selection process conducted by various colleges (Which includes interviews, group discussion, and written tests) determines your eligibility for a particular media or mass communication course at a university, if you are keen to pursue a mass communication course in the undergraduate level, then a STD XII pass certificate (having an aggregate of 40%) from central board of secondary examination (CBSE) or a recognized board/examination or equivalent is a must. A student from any stream (science, commerce or arts) is eligible to apply for mass communication courses in India. So irrespective of which stream you choose to take in STD XII/II PUC, you could always switch on to a mass communication course.
Journalism  Eligibility criteria:-
  • BA (Journalism) :-3 Years45% Marks in 10+2
  • MA (Journalism):-2 Years45% Marks in Graduation
  • PGDMC:-1 Year45% Marks in Graduation
  • Ph.D. - Full Time**Minimum - 2 Years55% Marks at Master’s Level
  • Two pre-major foundation courses (Media Uses and Effects, Media History and Culture)
  • Reporting and Multimedia Storytelling
  • Journalistic Reporting and Writing
  • Two or three courses in reporting and writing
  • One or two workshop courses (e.g., media, photojournalism, publication design, public relations, television news)
  • Two conceptual courses: Media Law and Communication and an additional advanced course
Job Prospects:-
The print, broadcast, and digital media are experiencing a rapid expansion. Mass media, new media and internet communication offer promising and remunerative work opportunities. For the Diploma holders from XIC, the prospective employers include newspapers, magazines, TV/Radio, media services, corporate world, NGOs, etc.
Journalism specialization:-
  • Learn the fundamental skills of journalism, including interview techniques, research and meeting deadlines
  • Write extensively in the three primary narrative journalistic forms: news, features and news features
  • Incorporate audio, digital photography and videography in journalistic webcasts and podcasts
  • Examine the contemporary media environment, including corporate ownership, censorship, and the issues involving privacy, freedom of expression and public interest
  • Learn professional codes of conduct, artistic and social responsibility, and the ethics of reporting
  • Join the staff of Champlain's student-run online news source,The Crossover, giving you first-hand experience in the behind-the-scenes production process