Minimum Qualification required to be a Journalist in Pakistan
In Pakistan, there is no specific condition or qualifications require joining the profession of journalism. Anybody who has Master degree in any discipline i.e. M.A can join journalism. New comers initially are associated with a senior journalist where he gets training and learn skills. Great career opportunities are available for a fresh graduate of journalism in the publishing groups like Jang Publishing Group Pakistan, The Dawn Publishing Group, The Express Publication House etc.
One should have the following qualities before choosing journalism as career:
- Truthfulness and Strong character
- Impartiality and unbiased
- Well mannered and truthfulness
- Alert and intelligent
- Enthusiastic and fever
- Confident and Responsible
- Honest and sincere
- Diligent and Courageous
- Career opportunities in Journalism
Journalism is getting popularity day by day. The way events are emerging round the world today, opportunities are increasing in this field. Print and electronic media offers tremendous career options in Journalism. The situation of journalism in Pakistan has totally changed now. Increase in literacy rate, industrial development and advancement in technology have pleasantly affected the print and electronic media in Pakistan. More than sixty news and entertainment television channels are broadcasting their Programmes today. The traditional miserable situations of news papers are totally changed.
Remuneration of the working journalists have increased approximately twenty times that of the pre partition time. More than 300 newspapers have been given declaration. Those who have proper qualification of journalism i.e. master degree in journalism or mass communication from a recognized university prove more successful in journalism. On the job training further open window of opportunities. It is therefore a very attractive career choice for the youth. Hardworking and aspiration to get perfection in this field result a very successful career.
Universities who offered programs in Journalism and Mass Communication
A candidate who wants to start a career in journalism must have passed Bachelor degree examination after which they can apply for admission in the following university of Pakistan:
Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology, Islamabad
Foundation University, Rawalpindi
International Islamic University, Islamabad
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad
Islamia University, Bahawalpur
University of Central Punjab, Lahore
Jinnah University for Women, Karachi
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi
Nazeer Hussain University*, Karachi
Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, Quetta
University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, AJK
Besides the above list of universities, there are some training institutions where mass communication certificate courses are taught. These institution can be contacted when admission notice is published in the newspapers in Pakistan.