Today, youngsters are attracted to the ample growth and rewarding opportunities in mass media. There are numerous job opportunities in media such as research, media planning, media operations, media designer, technician, editing, production, journalism etc. People, who are good at writing and have an outstanding communication skill, can go for journalism. A career in journalism is full of lucrative options and many challenges. With the arrival of so many news channels, journalists get ample growth and well paid remunerations. You may also work with the leading Hindi, English or any regional language newspaper of your city. This is the traditional form of journalism and includes persons working in newspapers and magazine. The print journalism work can be broadly divided into two streams: the field and the desk.
Field Work: In large newspapers and magazines each field worker has a specialised area of assignment. There are journalists assigned to cover political issues, corporate affairs, sports, fashion etc.
Desk Work: Within the offices of newspapers and magazines is the news desk where sub-editors or copyeditors process these stories for presentation with headlines. It is their responsibility to see that the story is objective and has no personal bias and is checked for factual and typo errors before publishing.
Purvi Poonam Thakur