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Is Journalism a good Career option?

I find a Career in Journalism very interesting. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Journalism, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Journalism. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Journalism, I found this amazing page:

John Dayal's overview!

John Dayal is an experienced professional with 48 years & 6 months in Journalism. John Dayal has worked in Journalism as Journalist in Various Assignments. In John Dayal's own words, this is how John Dayal got into Journalism:"After my schooling from Shimla and Dehradhun, I did (Physics) from St. Stephens College Delhi University and a diploma in journalism. I started reporting in 1969 as a field Journalist and served as War Correspondent or Foreign Correspondent in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Europe. Later became editor and CEO of the Delhi Mid Day, a small afternoon newspaper, and treasurer of the Editors' Guild of India. I continue to provide commentary and analysis in print and on national TV and radio. Also headed the governing boards of several colleges of Delhi University, and have taught as a visiting teacher at several universities in north India. I am Indian human rights and political activist, a member of the National Integration Council (NIC) of India, Secretary-General of the All India Christian Council and a past president of the All India Catholic Union."

Career Video on Journalism

In a video, John Dayal has talked about various aspects of a Career in Journalism. John Dayal started by explaining Journalism as:"Journalism refers to the production and distribution of reports on recent events. The word journalism applies to the occupation, using methods of gathering information and utilizing literary techniques. Various forms of journalistic mediums include: print, television, radio,Internet and in the past newsreels."I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

In this video Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at Journalism, and not as Qualifications needed to enter Journalism. John Dayal touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • Languages

John Dayal then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Journalism:
  • Communication
  • Photo Journalism
  • Research Methodology
  • Expression

John Dayal believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Journalism:
  • Networking
  • Dicovering Yourself
  • Travelling
  • Sense Of Satisfaction

And, John Dayal believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Journalism:
  • Understanding Technology
  • Time Managment
  • Uncertainty

In the final section of the video John Dayal 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:

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

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

Career Counseling 2.0

This disposition on a Career in Journalism was just the starting point of my research on LifePage. Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at:
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The root of every social and economic problem in India is our clerk producing Indian Education system which systematically destroys one's ability to think independently.

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