Journalism today is a far cry from the jhola bag carrying reporter of yesteryears.
Today’s journalist is better informed, better paid and more relevant.

The days of the journalist walking around in a kurta with a jhola on his shoulder and a couple of sharpened pencils in his pocket are perhaps gone forever. Today’s journalist is more savvy – a smart, well spoken, self-driven professional for whom the news, views and all other types of journalism do matter.

This change has been primarily fuelled by the advancement of journalism from print media into television and then into web journalism. The future for journalists looks exceedingly bright with more and more avenues developing.

The COEM School of Journalism covers all the different types of journalism, with an emphasis on broadcast journalism, print journalism and web journalism.

Expansion in media journalism jobs have also been done by the many key players of other industries that are now joining the media and entertainment industry. Reliance Capital, Videsh Sanchar Nigma Limited (VSNL) of TATA group are just a couple of the important names who have joined the E&M industry.

Foreign investor Henderson Global has invested in Hindustan Times and the Financial Times of London has invested in the Business Standard. This has led to the generation of even more media jobs in these print media giants. Owing to this, print media is generating many journalism jobs and also showing profuse growth.

This has belied the critics who predicted the death of print media when television, and later the internet came onto the scene. Instead of this occurring, the print media has set a scorching pace for growth. New magazines appear on the bookshelves almost every day. (More than 400 new magazines launch every year)

Journalism students have found over the past few years, to their delight that job openings exist not only as reporters, correspondents and editors but also in content development, technical writing, reality television and anchoring and lots more. This has brought a level of excitement to the field of journalism not witnessed for many years.

The top recruiters for media jobs currently in India are Bennett, Coleman & Co. (The Times of India Group), Hindustan Times, India Today Group, Balaji Telefilms, NDTV, CNN-IBN and the like.

There are now many media journalism jobs in India pertaining to Internet. Because journalism is catching up with the world wide web in a big way. Why ? Perhaps because web production is cheap, hosting is cheap, information lives on forever on the web or can in an archive.

The spurt that has taken place in the entertainment and sports management sectors has opened up huge requirements for journalists that simply did not exist before. Previously there were so few sports commentators and sports writers that you could count them on one hand.

The situation has drastically changed. For every Harsha Bhogle we now need thirty more to handle the load. And that’s just for cricket. It is estimated that the Lalit Modi IPL saga generated 2 billion words (around 4 million pages) within 10 days of the event. Assuming that a journalist may generate upto 25 pages in a day, that’s 16,000 people writing non stop for 10 days – just on one topic!

In fact, the stage is set for journalists in India to become among the highest paid in the world. Is anyone listening?

(Pls. refer to prospectus document for details on journalism courses.)