What is Journalism?
Journalism is the collecting, reporting, writing, photographing, editing and publishing of news or articles for any of the media, especially for newspapers or magazines. A journalist collects, reports and comments on news and current affairs for publication in newspapers and periodicals or for broadcasting by radio / television. Apart from being a primary source of news, newspapers today provide detailed analysis of political, economic and social issues of current interest. The power and influence of the Press has to be exercised with tremendous responsibility.
What do I have to do?
A journalist’s work varies according to the area in which he/she is employed but generally includes the following :
Newspapers: Apart from being a primary source of news, newspapers today provide detailed analysis of political, social, and economic issues of current interests. Newspaper journalists must be able to record and tell the story accurately, ignoring irrelevant details and highlighting important facts. Interviews are normally conducted personally or over the telephone, with the journalist carefully recording the information using shorthand or a tape recorder. The journalist may use reference books or old newspaper cuttings to research the background. Today, a wealth...