Career Options as Design Journalist

A design journalist or visual journalist always requires creating a news story and present it with perfect manner in front of the people. Then question may arise what is the different between design journalist and general reporter? A general reporter brings news story and write it for further activities, whereas, a design journalist also prepares a news story but present it with images, graphs, charts, caricatures or an amazing concoction of all these.

To become a design journalist, one should have adequate skills and qualities. News sense is the primary feature to be successful in this field. In addition, he should have the quality of compile information quickly and conceptualize it with info-graphics and illustrations. The ability to work in a team or leading a team is also necessary in becoming design journalist.

Courses in Design Journalism
To make career in the field of design journalism, one should pass 10+2 level of examination with fine art and social sciences. After that, candidate should opt for degree in fine arts or design in India or can choose visual journalism course in any international institute.

Best Institutes for Design/Visual Journalism
Some of the best institutes for design/visual journalism in India are National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, College of Art Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi, MS University of Baroda, Sir JJ School of Art and Sir JJ School of Applied Art Mumbai.

Remuneration in Design Journalism
As fresher design journalism, one can earn between Rs 5000 to Rs 8000 per month. A trainee can get around Rs 10000 to 15000 pm. Indeed, the experienced person will earn around Rs 20000 per month, whereas, an art director earns around Rs 1 lakh a month.

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