Coronavirus emerged as a black swan in 2020 and no one would have ever thought this microorganism will cause such a drastic change to people and economies. Lockdown has become a new norm and home is turned into the school as well as an office with the support of digital communication. Below are some useful tips for aspiring journalists and media professionals to make the coronavirus lockdown productive as well as pleasant 1) Start making contacts Track down journalists who graduated from your university and reach out to them. If you’re not sure where to start, ask professors and Career Services for help.

2.) Get as much practical experience as you can Apply for internships that will give you practical experience to put on your resume. 3.) Develop new skills Look for opportunities to develop journalism skills, including: Writing Editing Photography Video editing Delivering news on mobile devices Design 4.) Revisit the golden era of cinemas Some of the world’s all-time great movies were made in the classical era of the 50s and 60s by legends like Satyajit Ray and Bimal Roy in Indian Cinema and Alfred Hitchcock and Charlie Chaplin in the Hollywood. The evolution of the journalism profession has had a profound impact on both public relations professionals and the general public. Despite the many changes brought on by the digital revolution, there continues to be an ongoing need for a free and honest press. And no matter how much both the journalism and PR industries change, one simple fact remains, these two industries need one another, and will continue to work together and rely on one another for many decades to come.

With Regards

Lavisha Raheja

Internship-IMC www.indianmediacouncil.in