Mass Communication Subject (335) in NIOS Senior Secondary 12th
The world has witnessed a phenomenal and unprecedented explosion in communication technology and media. Mass Communication is not limited to journalism alone. To a great extent mass media is a modern reality which covers all aspects of human life. A professional course in mass communication opens doors for a career in films & TV, publishing, public relations, journalism, editing, direction, filmmaking, scriptwriting, production, etc.
The world has seen a unprecedented explosion in communication technology and media. And it is here that mass-communication, and as a career, becomes so important and enviable. Mass Communication is not limited to journalism. With technology playing greater role in our lives, all students in early career stage related to mass communication now require skilled professionals who work fast and efficiently send across the message to a whole range of audience. Unlike engineering or medical streams there are no preparation strategies or set formula for making a career in mass communication. You need to have creativity—a way with words and excellent communication skills as you will be required to explain and inform, about the most complex of issues, in the simplest of terms—to a large number of people. Moreover, you require big deal of patience, because in this field, it takes a lot of hard work, and quite some time, to make it to the top. A perfect course in mass communication opens doors for a career in films & TV, publishing, public relations, journalism, editing, direction, filmmaking, scriptwriting, production, etc. In nutshell, Mass Communication widens up the horizon of career options for a person. Like any career option, mass communication too has positive features as well as a flip side.A career in mass communication requires commitment, dedication and sacrifice of own time for the sake of staying on front or top, particularly in news sector. A journalist may have to work regularly without bounds to get breaking news. Similarly, media professionals who are in film making need to work with passion which may come at the cost of their personal life.However, in a nutshell, mass communication as a career provides job satisfaction, name and fame and a challenge to live with.
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