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New age Digital Media Based Journalism is beneficial

by Vijay Garg
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People get every news update on the phone in a matter of moments.  Sometimes they don’t even have to wait for the news to come on the newspaper or news channel.  The best part is that the news can be viewed in written as well as audio-video form.  Live videos of all the important news can be seen on Facebook and YouTube today.  That is why digital media journalism of print media and electronic media is booming.  What is most needed is a journalist who knows the intricacies of journalism as well as the skills to use networking techniques and social media.  There is also a growing demand for enthusiastic youngsters who specialize in presenting news and discussion (anchoring and voice-overs) in a smart way for Facebook Live and YouTube.
Web journalism (new media) has great potential for young people entering the field of journalism.  These days, people are using smartphones as well as computers to read online news.  Because of this, any major newspaper or news channel today has its own web department, which needs skilled people to present news in interesting text and video formats.  .  With your skills in news media you can go from copy editor and senior copy editor to chief copy editor and editor.  There are also a number of independent news portals that require a reporter as well as a copy editor and other staff to cover the news.  Apart from journalists, Dotcom also has a large number of jobs for graphic designers, video editors and web developers.
Important course
To pursue a career in new media, you need to take a degree, diploma or certificate course in Mass Communication from a recognized institution.  These courses are being conducted in many universities and institutes of the country where courses related to mobile journalism can now also be conducted online.  Youngsters with 12th pass or degree in any stream can do this course.
Mobile journalism
Following the rise of dotcom journalism, the growing trend of smartphones in the last few years has also provided opportunities for mobile journalism.  It is fast emerging as a new platform for young people with a basic knowledge of journalism.
Mobile journalism involves collecting news from mobile phones as well as taking photos and videos of them.  Nowadays mobile journalism is being done on the spot.
New Age Media
The nature of media is also changing due to technology.  With the advent of technologies such as Facebook Live on smart camera phones, watching and reading news has become more interesting.  The news is reaching the people themselves, whom we can read and watch as we like.  If you, as a journalist, are interested in covering the events of the country and the world in an interesting way, then you have the opportunity to showcase your skills in New Age Journalism.
Traditional alternatives
For those who understand journalism with technology, apart from digital media, traditional media is also growing rapidly.  Such youngsters can also look for jobs in the fields of print media, electronic media and public relations as reporters, sub-editors, news / feature editors, anchors, producers, copy editors or in the public relations of companies.  , Event management or get a job in advertising companies.
New areas of media
This change in the nature of the media has greatly increased the career prospects for the youth.  Mobile journalism and innovative technology have combined journalism with many other new fields, such as cyber media, digital film, photography, editing, etc.  The potential for young people in these emerging fields has also increased.  But to get the most out of these opportunities, young people need to know the basics.
The growing trend of Facebook Live
Facebook Live is gaining popularity in digital media these days.  This live feature of Facebook has anchored enthusiastic and well-voiced journalists.  The technology is also being used in the web department of print media and electronic media to get news to the public in an interesting way as soon as possible, where daily important news is presented through Facebook Live and delivered in real time.  Is being tweeted so that they can be the first to reach their readers and hit them.  All such Facebook live videos can be viewed on news channels, portals’ FB pages as well as on YouTube.  Young people who are well versed in social media are in high demand in the digital department of news channels, newspapers and magazines these days.

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