There was a time when the word “media’ was not in vogue. The news reporting profession was generally referred to as the “Press” or Journalism. And of course, it was a hallowed and selective profession, quite out of bounds for the common people. Career scopes were limited and journalism was more of a passion than a profession.
Gradually, the world has evolved! And changed in a big way. Today, we live in an age of media escalation. Every one of us has directly or indirectly become the consumers and even producers of media content. Gone are the days when you had no avenue to express your views on anything.
You could, of course, shoot off a letter to the editor of a newspaper with rare chances for being published. Oftentimes, it would never get published. Thus, news and opinion formation was a one-sided affair and the consumers of news information (newspaper readers or TV viewers) couldn’t dream of airing their view on popular platforms.
The Social Media Hype & The Boundless Prospects Associated With It
Today almost everyone has become a media producer. When one uploads content on popular social media platforms such as Facebook and Whatsapp, he or she acts as a media broadcaster. And never underestimate the power of social media. A post gone viral could fetch millions of viewers.
This is why Media Studies has become such a popular course today. A degree in media science enables you to grasp the tricks of exploiting the media to your best advantage. Whether it is simplistic report writing or editing, web page designing, audio-visual media production or Film & TV production, you get to learn the best possible ways to produce content and in the process get employed by a top class media house.
What’s more, you could even aspire to be a media producer yourself by writing blogs or creating interesting videos that can be uploaded on a popular platform such as Instagram, YouTube, etc. A successful blog writer can make substantial earnings and a successful career as a professional media producer.
There are several other opportunities such as those offered by the Film and TV industry as well as the Advertising and Public Relations sector. So what are you waiting for? All you need is to give it one final thought and then take a plunge in this happening field.