ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Journalism interns assist the work of a communications agency by performing
entry-level tasks under-seasoned professionals’ supervision. Often as enrolled
communications students, they gain hands-on experience supporting their
theoretical knowledge in media and communications in exchange for college
credits or a limited income.
As a journalism intern, you will be a temporary member of a communications
team. You will get the chance to practice and perfect your writing or photography
skills, regularly receiving valuable feedback on your work. Besides that, you will
get the opportunity to gain insight into the daily hustle of a communications
agency down to the nitty-gritty details.
You will take part in conducting research for stories, collecting information on hot
topics. You will receive assignments to do interviews, write articles, prepare notes,
and assist your colleagues in their work in any way necessary. You will get an
overview of this exciting job’s various aspects while building valuable professional
connections to help you land a position as a full-time journalist later on.
There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a Journalism Internship.
For example, did you know that they make an average of $14.35 an hour? That’s
$29,856 a year!
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 6% and produce 17,300 job
opportunities across the U.S.
What Does a Journalism Internship Do?
There are certain skills that many Journalism Interns have in order to accomplish
their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow
down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a
lot of resumes listed Organizational skills, Problem-solving skills, and Speaking
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Acting in the Public Interest
“The public interest” is a very broad term, but in the context of journalism, it has been explicitly defined.
The Press Complaints Commission, which regulates British print media, defines the public interest as:
(i) Detecting or exposing crime or a serious misdemeanor.
(ii) Protecting public health and safety.
(iii) Preventing the public from being misled by some statement or action of an individual or organization.
Since the public is the ultimate source of income for media, acting in their interest is both an ethical and
pragmatic concern for journalists.
Maintaining the Public’s Trust
Journalists strive to keep the public’s trust because it is on the foundation of trust that information is
collected and exchanged. The public must trust journalists to provide accurate and valuable information,
or the journalists’ works will be neither sought out nor believed. Sources of information must trust
journalists to protect their identity, where applicable, and not misrepresent them or their views. This
can be seen as an ethical value, but it is also a pragmatic one: a media outlet cannot do business if it cannot
obtain sources or be believed by the public.
Finally, there is the pragmatic concern of financial solvency. No media outlet wants to have to choose
between accurately presenting an important story and turning a profit, but these objectives sometimes
conflict. Staying in business is, of course, the primary concern in such situations. When faced with a
decision about what stories should be published, or how to portray a particular issue, the press is often
more likely to publish a story that portrays events and issues unambiguously and straightforwardly
(Galtung and Ruge, 1965). Often this results in an oversimplification of complex issues or even a
substitution of sensationalized stories for important ones.
The power elite: stories concerning powerful individuals, organizations or institutions;
Celebrity: stories concerning people who are already famous;
Entertainment: stories concerning sex, showbusiness, human interest, animals, an unfolding drama, or
offering opportunities for humorous treatment, entertaining photographs, or witty headlines;
Surprise: stories with an element of the unexpected and/or contrast;
Bad news: stories with negative overtones such as conflict or tragedy;
Good news: stories with positive overtones such as rescues and cures;
Magnitude: stories perceived as sufficiently significant either in the numbers of people involved or in
Relevance: stories about issues, groups, and nations perceived to be relevant to the audience;
Follow-ups: stories about subjects already in the news;
Media agenda: stories that set or fit the news organization’s own agenda.
To be sure, many of these do not directly conflict with choosing stories that are in the public’s interest. The
magnitude and relevance criteria may be helpful in choosing important news stories. However, this list
does highlight that the perceived “importance” of a story is by no means the only factor in deciding what
will be published
PERKS AND OPPORTUNITY:
1) Wide Recognition,
2) Proper Press Identity Card,
3)Certificate awarding any
achievement during the
4)Certificate for entire
7) Lots of more
REGISTRATION FORM LINK
The registration process includes a Processing charge of, 199 Indian rupee
which can be paid on the following UPID; 9458479236@ybl