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Which degree is the correct one for a job as a tv announcer or host you want to know if either journalism mass communication or just regular broadcasting is the right degree for this field?

Jeremy Wood

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Megan Page on May 4, 2018

Just because you take an option in the field of communications, it does not mean that you can't enter to another within the work force. Many speakers of TV come from a variety of backgropcs. However, I do understand your concern in the choice and the most appropriate route to the overall career goals and objectives. In general, the broadcasting option seems to be the best option, but you still want to complete information about the options particular to my areer goals. I didn't even take a academic advisors word as gospel in this situation. I recommend that you talk with the chairman of the department of communication in the college or university and/or a member of the faculty in the department. Personally, I think that you will get the best advise directly from them. OK, that said, please read the following carefully and follow the link that I have placed under the related links section (u.s. Department of Labor) indicated below. . The speakers . The entry into this occupation is highly competitive, and postsecondary education or long-term on-the-job training is common. Trainees usually must have several years of experience in the industry before receiving an opportunity to work in the air. An applicant's delivery and in television appearance and style is important.. Education and training. Formal training in broadcasting from a college, technical school, or a private broadcasting school is valuable. These programs prepare students to work with emerging technologies, a skill that is becoming increasingly important. Many announcers have a bachelor's degree in a subject such as communications, broadcasting, or journalism. The high school and university English courses, public speaking, drama, foreign language and computer science are valuable, and hobbies like sports and music are additional assets.. Individuals considering enrolling in a broadcasting school should contact personnel managers of radio and television stations, as well as the transmission of trade organizations, to determine the reputation of the school for the production of an adequate training of the candidates.. Broadcasters are often required to complete long-term on-the-job training. This can be carried out in the campus radio or TV facilities and at commercial stations, while the students serve as interns. Paid or unpaid internships provide students with hands-on training and the possibility of establishing contacts in the industry. Unpaid interns often receive college credit and allows them to observe and assist station employees. Although the Fair Labor Standards Act limits the amount of work that unpaid interns may perform in a station, unpaid internships are more common than paid internships. Unpaid internships sometimes lead to paid internships, however, which are valuable because interns do work that is normally performed by regular employees and may even go in the air.. Once hired by a television station, an employee usually starts out as a production assistant, researcher, or reporter and is given a chance to move into announcing if they show an aptitude ?in the air? work. A beginner the possibility of a landing in the air job is remote. The best chances for a air job for inexperienced announcers may be as a substitute for a familiar announcer at a small radio station or in the late-night shift at a larger station. In radio, newcomers usually start out recording of interviews and operation of the equipment.. Other qualifications. The announcers must have a pleasant and well-controlled voice, good timing, excellent pronunciation, and correct grammar. College broadcasting programs offer courses, such as voice and diction, to help students improve their vocal qualities. Television announcers need a neat, pleasing appearance. Knowledge of theater, sports, music, business, politics and other topics likely to be covered in broadcasts improves the chances of success. Announcers, especially those seeking radio careers, should have good computer skills and be able to use computers, editing equipment, and other broadcast-related devices because new advances in technology have made these abilities become increasingly more important. The announcers also need strong writing skills, because they normally write their own material. In addition, they should be able to ad-lib all or part of a show and to work with tight deadlines. The most successful of the speakers attract a large audience by combining a pleasing personality and voice with an appealing style.. Advancement. Announcers usually begin at a station in a small community and, if they meet the requirements, you can move to a better-paying job in a big city. You can also advance by hosting a regular program as a disc jockey, sportscaster, or other specialist. The competition for employment by networks is particularly intense, and employers look for college graduates with at least several years of successful announcing experience.. the source and more detailed information on this topic, click on the related links section (u.s. Department of Labor) indicated below.

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