News Journalism

A News Journalist investigates, analyses and reports updates on any current affairs, local, or international events. Journalism is in the form of newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, or the internet.

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Starting Salaries

Avg. 

234000

Min. 

101000

Max. 

993000

What you need to get started

  • Relevant work experience, accompanied by a professional cutting file (samples of published writing). 

  • Writing articles and reviewing for publications from the local, free, national or specialized areas.

  • Getting involved in student newspapers and trying to build a network of sources can prove to be useful.

Employment Outlook

  • There may be opportunities to work abroad. Geographical mobility is important, especially at the beginning of a journalism career.

  • Demand for experienced freelancers is high.

  • There are opportunities to work with national, regional and local newspapers.

International Opportunities

Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, United States, Australia, United Kingdom and India 

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Journalism/Mass Communication

  • BA Hons. (English/Mass Communication)

  • Masters in Journalism

Soft Skills


  • Communication

  • Eloquent

  • Well-Read

  • Research

  • Articulate

  • Problem Solving

  • Grasping Power

  • Detail-Oriented

  • Objective

  • Ethical

Technical Skills

  • A keen interest in news, current affairs, business and people

  • Accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation

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Sanhati Banerjee

Chief Copy Editor

10 Years of Industry Experience

Apart from her 10 years of Extensive Experience in Digital Journalism, Sanhati works as an independent journalist with published writings in LiveWire, Feminism in India and She The People. She managed the magazine production of Brides Today India Today. She also guides aspiring digital journalism professionals in writing on topical issues, writing project reports, blogs for leading NGOs, value of research, analytical and human-interest writing.

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Humaira Ansari

Journalist

12 years of industry experience

An experienced news and travel journalist who has worked with leading publications such as National Geographic, DNA and Hindustan Times. She brings, unbiased, real-time news to the public and mentors the youth in doing the same.
Her latest position was the Senior Associate Editor at National Geographic Traveller.

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