Degree in Broadcast Journalism (Pune)
Why study journalism? Why make a career in this subset of mass communication? What can I do after a degree in journalism? Well, ask the writers, reporters, anchors, photojournalists, executive producers, feature directors, editors, voiceover artists, radio jockeys, documentary filmmakers, content creators, correspondents, photographers and countless other professionals in the industry and they will tell you how getting a journalism degree was perhaps the best decision of their lives.
Journalism has played a massive role in our society since the days of print journalism. Then came the radio, the television and now the almighty internet – the journalism world has been continually evolving with new technological advances. And while the primary role of journalism was to keep the public abreast with all the news and current affairs around the world, there is so much more to it.
Print journalism is basically any journalistic material in the printed form (newspapers, magazines, etc.), while its modern counterpart is called ‘Broadcast Journalism’, which makes use of electronic technology to disseminate news, information and interesting content (radio, television, digital platforms that use the internet, etc.).
Whether it is watching news bulletin in the morning, following the hottest debates at primetime, or keeping abreast with all the happening around you on your smartphone’s news feed, our need for information is greater than ever. Today’s journalists need to keep up with fresh new tricks and twists so that their stories reach their audiences as quickly, accurately and as imaginatively as possible.
Our Broadcast Journalism degree course not only imparts the technical skills that are needed to reach out to audiences via a variety of mass media like, TV, radio, video, and the internet, but also teaches our budding journalists to wield their influence wisely and ethically. In a world driven by all things digital, we emphasize on equipping our students with key skills that they need in order to thrive in the broadcast space. Our broadcast journalism degree course bodes well in the modern journalism arena (compared to regular mass communication courses) since it focuses on internet, television and radio journalism as opposed to traditional print journalism.
The scope for broadcast journalism in our country (and abroad) is huge, and while we focus on the broadcast specialization, one can take up any role in the journalism industry subsequently, since our degree course is all-encompassing in nature. So whether you want to be a news anchor, newspaper editor, creative content writer or web journalist, Seamedu’s degree in broadcast journalism is all you need to get started. In fact, you can even enter the print journalism industry after a broadcast journalism course!
As one of the leading journalism colleges in India, Seamedu offers a highly specialized Broadcast Journalism degree course in Pune to educate enthusiastic young people into becoming proficient and principled journalists in an era of digital journalism.
Software you will learn
- Adobe InDesign (News Paper & Magazine Designing )
- Adobe Photoshop (Photo Editing )
- Final Cut Pro (Video Editing )
- Adobe Premier Pro (Video Editing )
Prerequisites / Eligibility
- 12th / High School / Equivalent
- 3 Years (6 Semesters)
Awards (On Completion)
- Bachelor of Arts degree from a UGC recognized University located in Pune
- A Qualification Pack (QP) certificate from MESC (Media & Entertainment Skills Council)
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- Practical Training in News Production
- Reporting skills
- Dedicated Training for Various News Beats
- News Anchoring
- News Writing Techniques
- Feature Story Production
- Live Television Studio Production
- Interview Techniques & Panel Discussions
- Video Editing on Industry Standard Software
- Camera Operation & Multi-Camera Setup
- Web journalism & Creative Writing
- Introduction to Mass Communication
- Media Equipment I
- Fundamentals of Journalism
- Basics of Reporting
- Visual communication
- Contemporary Sociology OR Business Communication + Conference/Workshop/Seminar
- News Production-Television and Print
- Anchoring Skills
- News Writing
- Modern Media Management and Event Management
- Editing for Media
- Development Communication/ Media and Psychology and Field Work
- Magazine and Feature Production
- Advance Reporting and News Beats
- Media Laws and Ethics
- Media and Indian Culture
- Book Review/Film Review
- Studio Production
- Creative Writing for Online Media
- Business Journalism
- Media Marketing
- Research Techniques
- Soft Skills
- Documentary Production
- Development and Citizen Journalism
- Travel Journalism/Photo Journalism
- Travelogue (Project)
- Special Report/Photo Feature (Project)
- News Anchor
- Reporter (Television / Print)
- Creative Writer
- Documentary Producer
- Camera Person / Video Journalist
- Special Program Anchor
- PCR Controller
- Bulletin Producer
- Production Executive
- Feature Producer
- Web Journalist
- Content Writer
- Content Researcher
The simple answer to this question is – the internet. While radio, television, newspapers and magazines are still popular mediums of communication (especially with reference to journalism), the shift to digital platforms is very evident. While you still get your morning newspaper, listen to the radio while driving, watch television with the family and read select magazines to update or entertain yourself, the internet has taken over the market over the past decade and will only continue to grow from here. Broadcast journalism still has a lot of scope with reference to TV and radio, but the digital medium is set to overtake all other mediums.
According to a study by KPMG on behalf of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the Indian M&E industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.3% and reach a whopping Rs. 2.26 trillion by the year 2020. That means more jobs, more opportunities and several new avenues for qualified professionals in the broadcast journalism field to explore. There is already a dearth of trained individuals in the industry, and the current explosion of digital media has added to the demand for more young people who have studied the art and the science of mass media and journalism.
When you talk about a field like Media & Entertainment, where there are opportunities galore, it would be almost foolish to say that there are no jobs or there is no job security. Whether you prefer getting employed as a full-time employee with a media organization or find the project-to-project working style more suitable to your personality, there is something for everyone here. Journalism, especially, has so many subsets and dimensions that you can be anything you want to be, as long as you have the prerequisite skills and education in place!
In this digital era, it is essential that you equip yourself with all-encompassing knowledge and modern-day skills in order to survive and thrive in this challenging industry. While print journalism courses focus only on the print medium, a broadcast journalism course is all-encompassing. It not only helps you specialize in the ‘broadcast’ aspect (internet, TV and radio), but also covers all bases when it comes to the basics and history of journalism. This way, once you graduate, you can take a call on which area you would like to build your journalism career in. Many of our alumni are working in the print journalism industry after studying our broadcast journalism course, so you aren’t really restricted by the specialization as such. In fact, it helps open up more avenues in the field.
Mass communication is the process of transmitting a message to the general populace through varied media like newspapers, magazines, radio, TV and the internet. It involves media theories, media research, advertising, public relations, media history and management aspects as well. Journalism, on the other hand, is a subset of mass communication that involves the compilation and transmission of news through these mediums. Journalism education is directed towards creating well-rounded professionals who can take on different roles and responsibilities including:
Writer, reporter, photojournalist, anchor, news presenter, correspondent, feature producer, creative writer, interviewer, cameraperson, director, editor, documentary filmmaker, radio jockey, promo producer, etc.
Our Student’s Work
Associate HOA - Department of Journalism
Associate HOA – Department of Journalism
Bachelors and Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication, Diploma in Television news Production and is UGC-SET qualified. He has an expertise into Broadcast Journalism . He has got 10 years of experience working with Zee Networks and Academic Organization Currently working with Seamedu as Associate Head of Academic-Broadcast Journalism.
HOA - Department of Mass Communication
Department of Mass Communication
He has an expertise in Broadcast Journalism, Development Communication and Media Criticism and has been a well known figure in Television & Print Media. He has professional experience of 15 years in Print, Radio and TV as a sub editor, news reader, news anchor and senior producer working with companies such as ETV network, Sakaal newspaper, Saam TV and NDTV_IndiaCan and is UGC-NET qualified teacher.
Associate HOA Department of Broadcast Media
Associate HOA – Department of Broadcast Media
He has an expertise into domain such as Broadcast journalism, production and reporting. He has 15-years career in television journalism across various national and international organizations such as ETV Marathi, Saam Marathi, Al Jazeera International, Russia Today and The New York times. He has covered several major stories such as the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, the 2006 train bombings in Mumbai, 26 July flood in Mumbai. He was working as a consultant with International Center for Journalist, a Washington based NGO working for quality journalism education across the globe, in Delhi for three years. He is a graduate of Mumbai University and Ruia College.