Is Journalism a good Career option?

I think Journalism is a great Career option. I want to first understand What a Career in Journalism entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Journalism. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Journalism, when I came across:

Ranjona Banerji's outlook!

With 34 years & 3 months of professional experience, Ranjona Banerji understands Journalism. Ranjona Banerji has worked in Journalism as Journalist in Various Reporting Assignments. In Ranjona Banerji's own words, this is how Ranjona Banerji got into Journalism: "I did diploma in Journalism (XIC). I worked in a number of capacities from sub-editor upwards in Bombay Magazine, India Today, Gentleman Magazine, Mid-Day, The Times of India and DNA. Currently I am working Columnist for media website, Mid-Day, write for Asian Age, etc." Ranjona Banerji has a profile in a very interesting format on:

Career Video on Journalism

In a video, Ranjona Banerji has talked about various aspects of a Career in Journalism. Ranjona Banerji started by explaining Journalism as: "The New York Times calls it “All the news that’s fit to print". That is, providing the reader/viewer with information and opinion and Keeping readers/viewers updated with events as they happen." The video gave me so much food for thought.

It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Journalism, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Journalism. Ranjona Banerji touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Reading
  • Knowledge of Law
  • Political Science and History
  • Current Affairs
Skills are the most important factor determining success in a particular Career.
Ranjona Banerji then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Journalism:
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Curiosity
  • Gossip
  • Open Mindedness
  • Basic Computing Skills
  • Scepticism
It is important to get an understanding of the Positives of this Career.
Ranjona Banerji believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Journalism:
  • Exciting Job Profile
  • Societal Impact
  • Networking
  • Personal Development
  • Glamours Life
There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Ranjona Banerji believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Journalism:
  • Public Light
  • Avoid Taking Shortcut
  • Erratic Working Hours

In the final section of the video Ranjona Banerji talks about How a day goes in a Career in Journalism. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Journalism, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

Career Counseling 2.0

This disposition on a Career in Journalism was just the starting point of my research on LifePage. LifePage has the most comprehensive Career List. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 LifePage has created the largest knowledge repository of Careers in the whole world. I salute the efforts of Team LifePage. I also encourage you to learn more about LifePage on:

Similar Career List on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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