Online Journalism

Online journalists research and write website content. They may be full-time or freelance salaried employees. They may work for online journals, professional societies, online companies and government agencies. Some writers are volunteers or contributors and are not paid for writing.

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Starting Salaries

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614613

What you need to get started

  • Taking up computer courses to learn to use word processing programs, graphic design software, and the Internet could be valuable.

Employment Outlook

  • Journalists may be full-time salaried workers or employed on a freelance basis. 

  • Opportunities for online journalists to work for online publications, professional associations, businesses with an online presence, and government agencies

International Opportunities

Finland, Netherland, Norway, Denmark, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Sweden

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Journalism and Mass Communication

  • Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Soft Skills

  • Objectivity

  • Research

  • People Oriented

  • Flair for writing

  • Communication

  • An eye for editorial

  • Experience 

  • Networking

  • Innovative

  • A knack for storytelling

  • Time Management 

  • Versatility

  • Enthusiasm

  • Stamina

  • Determination

  • Confidence

  • Perseverance

Technical Skills

  • Writing

  • Reporting

  • Editing

  • Headline writing

  • Photography 

  • Page design.

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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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