Master of Arts [M.A.] (Journalism)

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Sakshi Gupta

Content Curator | Updated on - Nov 8, 2021

MA Journalism is a course which produces trained professionals in the field of journalism. After completion of the course MA Journalism degree holders can work in various sectors of media and journalism. Some of the employment areas for MA Journalism are:

  • News Agencies
  • Media Houses
  • Magazines and Journals
  • Content Development Firms

Some of the top job profiles which are associated with an MA degree in Journalism are:

Job Profile

Description

Reporter

The job of a reporter is to report various events and conduct interviews for media houses and newspapers.

Correspondent

There is not much difference between a reporter and a correspondent except that a correspondent is mainly employed with print media.

Editor

The job of an editor is to assess, analyze and edit the news items. An editor also determines the structure and layout of a newspaper, magazine etc.

Website Content Writer

A website content writer, writes contents and develops story ideas for various websites and internet portals.

Features Writer

The job of a features writer is to generate engaging articles on a regular basis on a particular topic. Topics for feature writing could be Sports, Entertainment, education etc.

Photojournalist

The job of a photojournalist is to tell stories or relate an event through the medium of photographs.

Investigative Journalist

An Investigative Journalist’s job is to research and bring out hidden facts about a single topic such as corporate corruption, crimes etc.

Some alternative employment options are:

  • PR Executive
  • Teacher/Lecturer
  • Researcher

Some of the top recruiters for MA Journalism are:

  • Times of India Group
  • Dainik Bhaskar Group
  • HT Media
  • India Today Group
  • Reliance 

M.A. Journalism: Salary Trends

The salary for MA Journalism varies with the kind of job roles offered. Below we have assembled salary trend for various job roles which are offered to MA Journalism graduates.

salary graph for MA Journalism

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