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Do you have the passion to venture into the world and rise to the occasion to discover the truth? Do you dream of becoming the person on the 7 o’clock news and reporting for the newspaper? I believe you have journalism in your blood.

Pathway

Journalism is a career that specialises in informing the general public about events and activities. People who are engaged in journalism are called journalists. Journalists work for newspapers, magazines, websites and TV or radio stations.

Subject Focus

SPM Level

  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Bahasa Malaysia

University Level

  • Principles & Practice of Mass Communication
  • Citizens, Human Rights and Public Affairs
  • Photojournalism
  • Business and Finance Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism

Entry Requirements:

SPM, O-level, A-level, Foundation, Diploma or anything equivalent.

Personality Type

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Holland Vocational Code: ESR (Enterprising, Social, Realistic)

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Career Info

Journalists are people who love to find out more about what’s happening to the world around them, through research on different topics that are relevant to their work. Journalists are in the forefront of breaking news, feature stories and investigative stories. Some do editorials, columns and reviews while others may be involved with blogs, discussion boards and online articles.

  • Journalist
  • Program Director
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Sports Commentator
  • Radio Presenter
Salary


Entry Level: RM 2,000 – RM 3,000

Professional Level: RM 4,000 – RM 6,000

Job Demand

In Malaysia: The country’s press media is closely monitored and controlled by the government, resulting in a tight relationship between the press and the political parties. Despite the restrictions and censorship, Malaysia is still under good development credited to social networking which allows critical and unbiased messages to emerge.

Global demand: In securing a career in broadcast journalism, a bachelor’s degree in journalism is the minimum to get your foot in the doors of most broadcasting companies but significant emphasis is placed on experience and internships. Applicants must experience news-writing during college years and demonstrate that they have had reporting experience various backgrounds regarding to journalism.

Becoming Professional

Professionals who face the media and public on a daily basis are equipped with good communication skills to help them articulate and portray their findings in a better light.

Useful links

MediaPrima.

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