In today’s social media life, each and every one of us is a “journalist”. Be it an earthquake or someone winning a major competition, we always try to be the first one to post it on social media. However, the concept of ‘Journalism’ is quite vast. It is like the universe of which social media is just a planet. So if you believe you have the zeal inside you to become a journalist, here are few tips for you:

  1. As it says, with great power come great responsibilities. So is the case with Journalism. It shall give you the power to control the mind of millions of people but it is your responsibility that you guide them on the right path.
  2. Research has proven that writing is one of the best ways to express your emotions. So the habit of writing will not only enhance your skillset but also enable you to stream-flow your emotions.
  3. The path of a journalist is never a smooth one. There will always be a risk lurking around, be it competition from fellow journalists or threatening calls from someone whom you decided to expose. But if you have the passion inside you to succeed this all becomes just excuses. The fire inside you can lead you to great heights.
  4. Creative writing is the hotcake of today’s industry. If you have the caliber in you to pen down great words, you are sure to be one of the most sought-after professional of the industry.
  5. Journalism is not only writing, but writing is just a part of it. Journalism consists of various aspects, like photography, public speaking, digital media, television production, radio etc. If you believe you have a great voice and have an imaginative mind that can indulge the public, you should give it a try.
  6. There are people who are not made for the 9 to 5 job. If you think you cannot live the rest of your life in the cubicle of an office, journalism gives you an option to escape. The world of journalism is like a roller coaster. You never know what may knock your door tomorrow.
  7. As it is said a picture speaks a thousand words, the photojournalism aspect comes into light. So if you want to be one of the most renowned photojournalists, the path is set for you to tread on.
  8. It is said that many people have a bug inside them, “The Curiosity Bug”. They are the ones who go to the depth of the matter and then present their conclusions for the world to see.
  9. If you have the love for travel and want to get paid for travelling. Yes, it is possible. Various channels, magazines and newspapers send their professionals to different places on different projects and assignment across the globe.
  10. If you have the urge inside you to become the source of information and not just an absorber of it, journalism is the baton you need to take in your hands.
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Hello there! I am a Sophomore at LPU with honours in Journalism and Mass Communication. I am on a journey to explore all the corners of the human world and maybe someday beyond it. I have a zeal for communications, be it writing, interacting with people through mediums like radio, television, etc. I also have a passion for photography and have a knack for something new always.