Answer: Journalism is all about communicating information through various media and involves the collection and dissemination of news through articles, speech or visuals.
To get into the profession of Journalism you will need a flair for writing and an ability to express ideas. You should be open minded, unbiased and curious with wide ranging interests.
As for educational qualifications, it varies with the institutions. Generally a degree in any discipline is the minimum qualification for entry. Getting into leading newspapers in India will be easier if you have obtained a first class in graduation. You can also have a Bachelor degree in Journalism. Alternatively, you can opt for a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism after graduation in any discipline.
Other degree/diploma which may also lead to you a job:
MA in a Literature (English or any other languages)/MA in Economics/Commerce/other subject
MA in Journalism
MA in Mass Communication & Journalism
Bachelor/ Master of Mass Communication & Journalism
MA/ Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication
MA/ Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism
MA/ Post Graduate Diploma in Television Journalism
MA/ Post Graduate Diploma in Electronic Journalism
MBA/ Post Graduate Diploma in Management
Job prospects: You can be working in any of these
Newspapers, Magazines and periodicals, News agencies, National television and radio, Private television channels and FM channels, Regional press bureau of international papers/agencies/networks, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Government of India), Related government agencies like Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, Directorate of Field Publicity, Press sections of public and private sector corporations and
Freelancer/stringer among other options.
Some of the institutions offering Journalism and Mass communication courses:
* This list is indicative not exhaustive.