“In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”
— Eric Hoffer
Journalism has an influential role to play in today’s society and just like society, it is ever changing. Information was once distributed through town criers, then by putting quill to paper and later yet through typewriter ribbons. Now, the channels are endless. Today’s journalist needs to be eloquent and be able to drive a point home in a matter of seconds. No one has the time to read verbose text or watch even a ten minute long feature. Lengthy articles and videos are reserved for Sundays.
Journalism is no longer just about print and includes digital media and videos as well. Stories are read/watched as soon as they occur, making it one of the most fast paced professions in the world today.
Why Study Broadcast Journalism?
As mentioned earlier, the field of journalism is no longer confined to paper and is now a fluid form that includes television, radio and the internet. A journalist today must be well versed in the different forms of media in order to be truly successful. After all, it is the job of a journalist to use all the tools they have to tell their stories.
This is why Seamedu School of Pro-Expressionism has put together a Degree Course in Broadcast Journalism for aspiring journalists.
Seamedu’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism
Ask any professional journalist about their job and they will tell you how they work long hours in pursuit of a story, slowly peeling back layers to get to its core. Our course is designed by professionals and academicians, so our students receive training that is practical in the real world.
Studying content development, delivery and media studies allows our students to use their skills in the media of their preference and so have a wide range of career paths to choose from.
What sets Seamedu’s course apart from the rest?
Seamedu’s Degree Course in Broadcast journalism is one of the leading journalistic courses in terms of content, methods of teaching, student facilities, and guest lecturers as well as the spectrum of job prospects for graduates.
Our syllabus is designed by reputed professionals in the field of journalism so that it is in tune with an changing environment with a focus on the needs of the national and international media houses. This has ensured a holistic teaching approach for multi-platform journalism with a focus on broadcast journalism and online journalism. It also focuses on content creation for digital media along with print unlike a majority of journalism courses that still only value print media.
Our students have access to:
- Live News Studio Environment
- Multi-Camera Production
- Online Editing
- Digital Media Content Creation
- Creative Content Writing
At Seamedu, we firmly believe in ‘learning by doing’ and so our Broadcast Journalism course concentrates on the practical side of things with about 70% of the course as hands-on training and 30% of the course is theory. This practical based approach gives our students the capability to deal with anything that may arise on the spur of the moment in real world scenarios. Lectures by experienced journalists and experts and webinars from international journalists ensure that students receive knowledge and advice from the best in the industry. Unlike other journalism courses where students choose a specialization in the last semester, our students choose one right from the start and pursue it through all six semesters of the course.
Our infrastructure is some of the best you will find for a broadcast journalism course as well. We have a professionally set up News Production Studio with Production Control Room along with a News Editing Laboratory equipped with leading software including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier Pro, Avid Media Composer and InDesign. Check out this video to see how it all comes together and really sets us apart from regular vanilla journalism courses!
Here’s a quick look at the topics covered during the course:
- Fundamentals of Journalism and Media
- News Production Process
- Reporting Skills and Techniques
- Beat Reporting – Political, Business, Crime, Entertainment, Sports
- Creative Writing, Content Writing, Blog Writing
- Writing for Media – Broadcast, Print and Web
- News Anchoring, Interview Techniques and Panel Discussions
- Various News Formats for Television
- Television Feature Story Production
- Documentary Production
- Television Studio Production and PCR Operations
- Web Journalism, Media Convergence
- Video Editing, Online Editing Techniques
- Camera Operation and Multi-Camera Setup
- Voice Modulation
Careers in Broadcast Journalism
According to a study conducted by KPMG on behalf of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) called The Future: Now Streaming, the Indian media and entertainment industry is expected to grow at a CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) of 14.3% and reach a massive valuation of Rs. 2.26 trillion by 2020. The study goes on to state that in the five years from 2015 and 2020, the print industry will grow at a CAGR of 7.8%, while its advertising revenue will see an even better CAGR of 8.6%.
A degree in Broadcast Journalism really opens up a lot of avenues for a graduate, in a growing field. Here are a few of the many career options that are available to you:
- News Anchor
News Anchors are people that deliver news stories to a TV or internet audience. Respected anchors inspire trust with their audiences and can often hold a large deal of influence over them. News Anchors normally work from the studio or may travel to do on-site or live reports. They can also work and conduct research or to be at the scene of ground-breaking events to report on them as they occur.
Correspondents or Reporters deliver and analyse newsworthy stories through different forms of media so that the public can be aware of and understand important events as they occur. Correspondents research various newsworthy topics and may also interview relevant people to prepare a detailed analysis of issues to present to the public. A correspondent’s job can also involve travelling to places where the instances they are reporting on have occurred.
- Content Writing
Digital marketing is booming and consumers are becoming increasingly savvy about advertisements. Content writers create the content audiences are looking for and present it in an attractive fashion. They also use different social media channels to attract new clientele and to retain and engage existing ones. They work with designers and branding experts to get the world talking about the latest trends.