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Career in Journalism

By John Dayal
[ Journalist | Various Assignments ]




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Journalism
John Dayal
Journalist | Various Assignments
[ 48 years & 6 months Experience ]
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What is Journalism?


A Career in Journalism is very interesting. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Journalism, while one should first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Journalism. It is best to learn about Journalism from a real professional, this is akin to getting it from the horse's mouth.

With 48 years & 6 months of professional experience, John Dayal understands Journalism. John Dayal outlines 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.





How John Dayal got into Journalism?


After my schooling from Shimla and Dehradhun, I did B.sc (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.





John Dayal's Talk on Journalism



Starts with what is:
     1) Journalism  

Next, it covers Education. This Talk is unique because it talks about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Journalism and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Journalism. It defines Education in terms of following items for Journalism:
     2) Languages  
     3) Current Affairs  
     4) Technical Knowledge  

Then, the Talk focuses on the most important component that is Skills. 90% success in Journalism depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these. It discusses following headings for Skills in Journalism:
     5) Expression  
     6) Research Methodology  
     7) Photo Journalism  
     8) Communication  

Journalism has an interesting list of Positives. This Talk explains these Positives of Journalism:
     9) Sense Of Satisfaction  
     10) Travelling  
     11) Dicovering Yourself  
     12) Networking  

Challenges define Journalism as much as the Positives of the same:
     13) Uncertainty  
     14) Time Managment  
     15) Understanding Technology  

In the final section of the Talk, John Dayal talks about How a day goes in a Career in:
     16) Journalism  




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