Learning Journalism in India

Hello, welcome to my blog. I am a student of Journalism. Through my blog, I'll try to share with you the knowledge that I gain on various aspects related to the noble profession. I hope you'll enjoy going through my blog posts. Happy reading:-)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Online Journalism in India

Today, I'll deviate a little bit from my blog-theme to discuss about online journalism in India. The growth and spread of the internet has made it possible to disseminate information to the remotest corners of the country. Online journalism in India is the fastest growing media sector in the country. Online journalism provides instant and readily accessible news to millions of internet users in India.

The number of internet users in the country is forever on the rise. The hunger for news, information and knowledge has shown a remarkable rise in India. There are plenty of Indian portals that offer international, national and local news to internet users in the country. Some of the popular news websites that net savvy Indians visit, are listed below.

1) Rediff
2) Sify
3) Samachar
4) Headlines India

The 4 websites that have been mentioned above, are not an offshoot of any television or print media brands. They exist primarily as an online entity. Samachar and Headlinesindia function purely as a news portal, whereas sify and rediff have several other interest areas.

The major television news channels and newspaper houses in India have significant online presence. They continue to attract most of the online traffic in India. Some of the newspaper houses and television news channels that own popular portals on the internet are listed below.

The Times of India
The Hindu
The Tribune
Hindustan Times
The Indian Express

There are millions and millions of people in India who are yet to discover the wonders of the internet. They are still dependent on newspapers, television channels and radio stations to listen to the latest happenings from around the world. In another 3-5 years time, online journalism will become much larger in terms of reach, operations and business prospects.

I am not aware of any institutes in India that teach "online journalism". But some of the prestigious journalism institutes in the country do have modules that deal with the topic of online journalism.

Most of the Indian professionals who work as online journalists usually hail from a print or television media background. A graduate degree in English, Journalism or Mass Communication could prove to be an added advantage for candidates aspiring to be an online journalist in India.


At July 31, 2009 at 7:47 AM , Blogger maitri said...

i happened to come across this blog when i was googling online journalism. i would like to have a talk with you regarding this subject.

At August 1, 2009 at 6:07 AM , Blogger shagufta said...

even i am a student of journalism from mum uni.even we many atimes come across this issue.....

At April 2, 2010 at 10:08 PM , Blogger Meri Kahaani said...

i am an anthropologist with keen interest in writing.i have worked with the United Nations Organization and want to furthed my career.Can you mail me back at urmila.chanam@yahoo.com and tell me how to enroll in a course on online jornalism?

At April 25, 2010 at 12:24 AM , Blogger kedia said...

hey, i have done my masters in political science, i want to pursue a career in online journalism and wanted to talk to you about the same.Can you mail me back at kedia.31@gmail.com and guide me as to how to go about it. Thank you,
Sapna Kedia

At October 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM , Blogger Jyoti.manghnani said...

I am a m.tech student.I am interested in science journalism.Can you plz suggest me institutes for the same.


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