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Photojournalists, also known as news photos, record news events by taking photos. Their job is to tell a story with pictures. They also compose subtitles or other supporting text in addition to shooting images to supplement each photograph. Photojournalists can create and print or edit films as well.

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Current position

Journalist, communist & editor for Hindustan Times, DNA & Nat Geo Traveler. She's covered stories from travel start-ups, communities, gentrification, gender issues, and human rights.


Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Journalism/Mass Communication /BA Hons. (English/Mass Communication)

  • Masters in Journalism / Diploma

  • Masters in Mass Communication /Journalism

  • Diploma in Photography 

What you need to get started

  • Pre-entry experience is essential, and it is vital to develop the necessary technical skills and portfolio before approaching picture editors.

  • Work experience on a local paper can offer the opportunity to work on shadowing and developing contacts.

Soft Skills

  • Detail-Oriented

  • Compose

  • Aesthetics

  • Work under pressure

  • Communication

  • Flexible

  • Perseverance

  • Curious

  • Editing 

  • Observant 

  • Accomodating

  • Bold

Technical Skills

  • Use of digital and non-digital cameras 

  • Industry-standard software such as Photoshop

  • Graphic design/illustration

  • Media studies

  • Photography

  • Photo imaging.


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