With a diploma in mass communication, there are a number of career possibilities that open up to you. Let’s not even get into just how many options you’d have. Instead, let’s zoom in on one possible career that could come out of a mass communication education: being a news anchor.
Of all the possible mass communication careers, I think the job of a news anchor is so very interesting it’d definitely tops the charts for me! So let’s talk about what the job of a news anchor is all about, and how to get there.
For starters, who is a news anchor? News anchors are all those folks sitting behind big fancy desks on news channels, telling an eager world audience all about the happenings across the globe. Well, they may not always be suited up and seated behind glossy desks –sometimes they’re out and about at areas of news interesting and all that jazz… But you get the point, don’t you? News anchors become the face of a news channel. And if you’ve watched the American TV series ‘Newsroom’ then you’d definitely understand how positively awesome being in a newsroom and being a news anchor is! Okay, I’ll be honest; Newsroom definitely has a lot to do with why I personally think that the profession of a news anchor is by far one of the coolest mass communication careers possible!
Setting aside my minor obsessive digression, let’s get back to the point! Besides being just a pretty face on the news, a news anchor’s job goes well beyond just reading out lines. Often, they are also required to curate the content of their news pieces or stories. This requires a news anchor to act as a reporter as well.
Interviews, breaking news, and many more interesting things go on in the newsroom –and a news anchor is right in the middle of it all!
So, how does one become a news anchor? Any kind of a certification in journalism or mass communication such as a diploma in mass communication can get you well on your way towards being a television news anchor. Then there’s the matter of confidence, poise, excellent communication skills… The list of character traits is endless. Experience in the field would obviously be necessary else you lack a sense of credibility, understandably. So establishing yourself as a competent reporter or writer would definitely prove to be highly beneficial and get the ball rolling for you!