Environmental Journalism

August 2, 2017 ritesh

The entire world today is a witness to climate change.  Global warming is affecting the earth and human life across the globe. Human activities are immensely affected due to chemical and physical changes happening due to this phenomenon.  The change is being felt in nature’s ecosystems on the ground and at sea.

Rising pollution levels in air, soil and water are a major international concern. India’s name appears in one of the top most polluted countries in the world. Approximately 65% of the land is degraded and nearly 30% of gross agricultural productivity is lost each year. The main reasons are soil degradation, inefficient land management, poor irrigation and inadequate rainfall.

An Environmental journalist plays an important role in bringing the world’s environment’s reality to its audience and also creates awareness. To become an environmental journalist, it is imperative to understand the subject’s scientific jargons, history of various environmental events, the capability to keep yourself updated with various environmental policies, contemporary environmental concerns, and the ability to translate all the complex data and information in language easily understood by your audience. Environmental journalists are the key people who can help in improving the quality of life for all- human beings, animals and plants.  Bring out dangerous environmental global issues out in open.Producing a special show on the environment or coming out with magazine or newspaper column on the issue will require same expertise as any other beat in Journalism. Understanding your target audience, scripting, producing, anchoring, camera work, editing all require specialized training.To understand the basics you can take admission in any good institute offering Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication; if you are already a graduate then you can enroll yourself into Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication. There are various institutes that offer certificate and a professional diploma in Mass Communication. One of the premier Mass Communication College in Delhi-NCR is NBA, where you will be taught all aspects of Mass Media with hands on practical training in its own TV news channel Jain TV.

If you wish to change the air we breathe, provide environment related stories to the society, love flora and fauna then consider becoming an environmental journalist and make the earth a better place for you and for me and the entire human race!