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Media: skills required

A nose for news and a penchant for current affairs is a must for a person seeking a media career. Pluses & minuses | Institutes in India

delhi Updated: May 14, 2008 12:23 IST


A nose for news (judgment of what makes news and what doesn’t). A good reporter always digs out a good story.

* A penchant for current affairs, and vast general knowledge.

* Communication skills, both oral and written.

* An ability to work long and late hours.

* Persistence — especially needed to chase sources, and to obtain answers that people may want to evade.

* An ability to multi-task and cope with stress. This is not for people who get easily worked up.

* Individuality — an ability to do things differently.