Media is a field of activity which requires passion and creativity to excel through communication skills. Mass communication, Journalism and the overall Media science field is a very exciting place to work with a whole lot of challenges. This is also a field which requires dedication towards society and human beings. Media schools around the world and MSc. Kolkata offering course in Media and journalism prepare the students to make them effective social changers. There are certain personality traits which are required in an individual to be successful in this field. Sharp common sense and deep understanding of the current affairs helps an individual to create a strong foundation of Journalism and Mass communication. Industry centric practices help a Media Science student to get the grasp of the correct personality required in this profession. Ability to handle technology and create a right balance between creativity and commerciality is also needed to become successful in Media industry.
Five personality traits required becoming a successful Media person and how film studies helps in this regard?
Every field of activity has its own set of personality and characteristic traits. Absence of any one of the traits leads to failure in that profession. The five major attributes which shape a great Media personality essentially includes the following
- Strong communication skills
- Consistent and burning passion
- Investigative skills
- Ability to handle pressure
- Capability in using all kinds of online and offline media platforms
Apart from these five traits, the other factors which are required in the personality of an individual to be successful in the world of Media must include-
- Leadership skills
- Humanity and concern towards the betterment of the society
- Relationship building quality
- Being a good writer and effective speaker
- Being well informed about the current affairs
- Being detail oriented in working style
- Quality of Multitasking
- Being flexible while working on different socio-political and economic issues
- Power to face criticism and handle it sportingly
- Not being a jack of all trades and master of none
- Keeping the spirit of learning to be better in work practices
Film studies is one of the major areas of Media Sciences which helps to bring out the maximum facets of the personality of an individual willing to make a mark in this world. Film studies involve both creative and technical sides which develop the conception about the emotion and passion of human beings and the society surrounding him. Film studies is also a great career option as the boom in the electronic and digital media industry has created the scope of making many formats of people for wide variety of audiences. The entire process of making a film is just like a business management activity which employs people from various functional areas like Fine and performing arts, Social sciences, Humanities, Technology, Mass communication, Media sciences. Commerce- Management, Information and Digital technology etc. Film studies is also a career option which can be pursued as a field of teaching, writing and research in premier Film, Television and Journalism- Mass communication institutes.
All these traits in some way or the other help an individual to become an effective Media person. In spite of all this traits, what matters most in the field of Media is optimistic temperament that there lies solution to all sorts of problems. A successful Media person has to have the vision that by analyzing issues and discussing them in clear terms helps to arrive at solution. The characteristic trait also required in this profession includes bravery to fight atrocities of the society. Creative bent of mind and practical approach towards life helps an individual to get at the root of an issue or news. Practical and workshop centric curriculum makes MSc. colleges in Kolkata moulds the personality of the future Media field aspirants.
Sumon chakrabarti, Author bio :-
Professional writer, compiler and translator for major English publishing houses in management, commerce, humanities, social sciences, technology, general sciences and miscellaneous subjects. Faculty, content writer and developer of major tutorial homes and info tech enabled platforms in technology, management, commerce, social sciences, humanities, general sciences and professional studies. Chandigarh kala Kendra classical music-vocal degree holder. Stood first in professional English communication and writing from British Institute. Occasional singer and performer of modern and film songs in Bengali and Hindi. All India youth mock parliament and Ramcharitmanas recitation winner. Alumni of Bhavans institute of management science and contributor in publications of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan society.