MA (Journalism)

MA (Journalism) is aimed at people who have decided to pursue a career in Newspaper & magazine as well as various editorials, publishing houses and content creating organization in this multimedia communication environment.

School: Jagran School Of Journalism And Communication

Course Duration: 2 Years

Our aim is to help you to get your first job in a highly competitive industry.


Key modules offered in this course:

Introduction to Mass Media and Society

Page Layout & Designing-I 

Photographic Communication

Media Law, Regulations and Ethics

Specialized Reporting

Editorial & Feature Writing

Media Analysis & Criticism

New Media and Digital Story telling

Photo Journalism

Development Journalism

Business and Finance Journalism 

Communication Research & Methods

Newspaper Management & Entrepreneurship Journalism

Investigative Reporting

Introduction to Film: Form, Content, Narrative

Lifestyle and Travel Journalism

Portfolio Management

Multimedia Journalism and Content Management

Career options upon completion of the course:

The Master of Arts in Journalism is a course with academic and professional orientations that can lead to careers with communication responsibilities in a broad array of domains – journalism, corporations, professional associations, media industries, arts and community groups, NGOs, government, education – or to further study and research in the Media and Communication Ph.D. program. 

Studying journalism opens doors to a range of careers where your creativity, writing, communication and research skills are invaluable. If your aim is to work directly within journalism, it's vital that you build up a portfolio of work and gain as much relevant experience as possible. Working on a student newspaper, campus magazine or campus radio station will be helpful. You could also start your own blog to develop your writing style and interview techniques. Take advantage of any work placements on your course to gain experience and make contacts within the industry.  You could also find opportunities by contacting print production houses, radio outlets, magazines and newspapers. Show an enthusiasm for their subject matter and ask if they have any work experience schemes. Writing voluntarily for websites, print publications or other media outlets will also add to your portfolio and display your skills.


Eligibility Criteria: Graduation with minimum 50% or an equivalent qualification in any discipline from an institute affiliated to a university or any university recognised by UGC. The Selection of candidate will be made based on their academic meri, JLU entrance exam and performance in the Personal Interview round.


Admission Charges (One-Time, Non-Refundable) Fees per Year Caution Money (One-Time, Refundable) Alumni Fund (One-Time, Non-Refundable) Digitalization Charges Per Year
INR 20,000 INR 95,000 INR 5,000 INR 10,000 INR 10,000


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