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Journalist plays a major role in the development of nation. The purpose of journalism itself is to inform and interpret, educate and enlighten the people. It includes various areas of works in print or electronic media. In print media one can work as editors, reporters, columnists, correspondents etc. Electronic journalism includes working for Radio, Television and the Web. Career in journalism is a prestigious profession. To become a journalist one should have an inquisitive mind, will power, an aptitude for presenting information in an accurate, concise and effective manner. There are a number of universities and institutes offering training in journalism. Minimum eligibility for Bachelor degree in journalism is 10+2 and for Post graduate degree courses a Bachelor degree in journalism. Some institutes also provide one year certificate courses in journalism for which eligibility is 10+2. There are also courses in specialized areas of journalism like sports, television, photo, press law etc.