What is Data Journalism? Should Journalism students care about it?

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What is Data Journalism?


Journalism is a profession or activity of gathering events, issues and trends information and broadcasting it to in newspapers, television, magazines, online media.

Journalism is classified into two fields; 1. Print Journalism, 2. Electronic Journalism

What is Data Journalism?

Data means collection of information. Journalism is a profession where one writes about the collected information.

Data journalism is a journalism specialty reflecting the increased role that numerical data is used in the production and distribution of the information in the digital generation.

Data journalism can help a journalist tell a complex story through engaging infographics.

Should Indian Students care about it?

A lot of events of importance occur across the globe everyday. We get updates about all those events while sitting in the comfort of our homes. This is done by mass communication.

In India, very few colleges offers Journalism courses.

Journalism in India is experiencing extraordinary response from the people. There is an intense competition for journalism.

For journalists, there are a wide range of opportunities in television, magazines, electronic media etc.

Top 10 Journalism Colleges in India:

Sl NoCollege NamePlace
1Symbiosis Institute of Media & CommunicationPune
2Lady Shri Ram College for WomenDelhi
3Department of Media Studies, Christ UniversityBangalore
4St. Xavier's CollegeMumbai
5Madras Christian CollegeChennai
6Sophia College for WomenMumbai
7Institute of Mass Communication & Media TechnologyKurukshetra
8Delhi College of Arts & CommerceDelhi
9Kamala Nehru CollegeDelhi
10Kishinchand Chellaram College of Arts, Commerce & Science


What are the career options?

A professional course in mass communication opens doors for a career in films & TV, publishing, public relations, journalism, editing, direction, film-making, scriptwriting, production, etc.

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