How to become a Journalist

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Differentiate between Mass Communication and Journalism
Explain the key characteristics of different types of media
Explain the meaning of beat reporting
Understand the roles and duties of a journalist
Illustrate key steps in Journalism
Select topics prudently
Apply PESTLE technique
Gather information
Explain 5Ws and 2Hs
Develop interviewing skills
Write news articles, feature articles, editorials and opinion pieces
Optimise content for Internet


  • Basic English
  • Interest in Journalism


One of the fastest growing sectors in the industry is Journalism and Mass communication. As the saying goes ‘The Pen is mightier than the Sword’, a journalist can influence a massive audience with his thoughts thereby helping the public to see the reality of the country. One of the most important reasons why a person should pursue this course is that it will satisfy the soul of a creative person. This course opens the doors of various fields where you can select the perfect one for you.

Here we will start from the basics and then build on to the advanced topics. At the end of the course, you would see yourself in a much better position. This will help if you want to work for a big brand or want to create your own brand in journalism.

Course Structure:

Section 1. Introduction

Meaning of Mass Communication and Journalism

Types of Media

Beat reporting

Roles and Duties of a Journalist

Section 2: Key steps and Common forms in Journalism

Key steps


Section 3: Select your topic

Select your topic

Section 4: Gathering information

How Do Journalists Gather information

5Ws and 2Hs

Section 5: Interviews

Key steps in an Interview

Types of questions

Telephonic interview

Email interview

Section 6: Writing

Inverted Pyramid

News articles

Feature Article

Editorials, Columns and Opinion pieces

How to optimize writing for the Internet?

Section 7: Publish




Section 8: Journalism Aids

Who this course is for:

  • Those who want to work for big brands
  • Those who want to work as a freelancer
  • Those who want to have their own news company


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Akaaro Consulting and Training
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