Are you one of those who is fascinated by Bunny’s (Ranbir Kapoor) job in Yeh Jawani hai Deewani? A globetrotter who wishes to run, fly, fall but never stop. Well, it is a dream-come-true for a lot many people who get to travel around the world and get paid for it too. However, not all that glitters is gold! More often than not, travel journalism is hard work and the pay isn’t always great either. So, if you still want to know what it takes to be a travel journalist, then read on.
Well, a travel journalist is someone who travels to different places, explores them, studies about their culture then writes about it. This field of journalism, as such, has its own challenges. As we mentioned, if you’ve got a passion to travel and are able to compromise on monetary terms only then you can think of making an entry into this career. There are tons of things which you’ll need to plan before signing your job letter that needs you to travel.
Hence, in a bid to help you make an informed decision, we’ve compiled a list of scopes, courses, eligibility criteria and more to make your way through this industry. Check them out.
Do you need any formal degree to be a travel journalist? Well, it definitely helps. A course in mass communication or journalism will help you find out how to process information and switch that into media products. Such course will help you to pitch ideas, learn the reporting techniques and hone your skills in writing. In fact, you would even be well-versed with the ethics of reporting which is extremely important in your practice of journalism—in whichever field.
Travel journalism is not just about describing a place or an event (that the brochures anyway do) but goes much more beyond that. It involves an in-depth reporting, with proper sources and good amount of background research.
(By Apoorva Girdhar)
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