Lights, Camera, and Recording! Does Mass media excite you? Does it make you want to use your words, and your voice to reach millions of people and make a difference in this world? Look no further, as the world of journalism and media awaits you. The world of mass media and journalism is full of dynamic energy, challenges, and experiences that you will cherish all your life. The field of mass communication and journalism has gained a lot of mainstream importance and attention from people all over the world, for it has produced some of the most talented and well-known media graduates who have made a name for themselves all across the globe. Starting from scratch, with a journalism or mass communication degree, these famous people have found success in their careers and how. If you need any motivation to join this field, then below we have given you 10 famous personalities who have excelled in their media careers:
1. Shah Rukh Khan
The “Baadshah of Bollywood”, “king of romance”, etc are some of the famous associations with the powerhouse of talent that is Shah Rukh Khan. Honored with prestigious awards and honors, he is one of the biggest stars in the world. You will be surprised to know that he has a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication from the very prestigious university of Jamia Millia Islamia. With no connections in the industry, he has made a legacy of his own with sheer hard work, talent, and knowledge of the workings of media through his degree.
2. Barkha Dutt
Bold, smart, and vocal are some of the words that can be used to describe the eminent media personality that Barkha Dutt is. She has worked for many big media companies like NDTV, Hindustan Times, etc. She has also been awarded many prestigious national and international awards, including one of the highest civilian awards in the nation, i.e Padma Shri. She is a graduate from Stephen’s college in Delhi University and went on to study Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia. If this wasn’t all, she also went on to have another Masters Degree in Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.
3. Ayushmann Khurrana
Famous singer and actor, who has won the hearts of the audience in India through his iconic roles, and melodious songs, Ayushmann Khurrana, is actually also a post-graduate in Mass Communications. You read that right!. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Mass Communications from the School of Communication Studies under Punjab University.
4. Brad Pitt
The famous heartthrob of Hollywood, known all over the world for his famous movies likes Fight Club, Ocean’s Eleven, etc, Brad Pitt is actually a graduate in journalism from the University of Missouri. He has been critically acclaimed for his contribution to the film industry and has gotten several awards like Golden Globe Award and the Primetime Emmy Award. Not only is he a famous actor, but also a producer, for he runs his own production company called Plan B Entertainment.
5. Ravish Kumar
One of the most popular and loved Indian Journalists, Ravish Kumar has made a big name for himself in the journalism world. He is the managing director of the popular news channel NDTV. Hailing from Motihari in Bihar, he moved to Delhi for his education and his Master’s degree in Hindi Journalism from one of the most trusted colleges in India for Journalism and Mass Communication, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. Apart from being a successful journalist, he has also written numerous books.
6. Oprah Winfrey
One of the most famous faces in the world, Oprah Winfrey is a famous American TV host, actress, media producer, and philanthropist. She is one of the richest and the most influential Black-American of the 20th century. She has many awards and accolades in her name and has her hands in many ventures like having her own production company and network. Born into a humble household, Oprah proceeded to have a degree in Communications, on a full scholarship from the Tennessee State University.
7. Gauri Lankesh
Fearless and opinionated, Late Gauri Lankesh will always be remembered as one of the finest journalists the nation has ever had. Not only was she a famous journalist but also a renowned social activist. She contributed to her father’s Kannada language tabloid called ‘Lankesh Patrike’ and was always vocal about her opinions on the plight of the poor and the needy. She has been bold and fearless about her views and used her voice for the betterment of society. She has done her Bachelor’s degree from the Central College of Bangalore and her Master’s in Mass Communications from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.
8. Deepak Chaurasia
Who says you need full-time degrees in Journalism to make it big in the industry? Indian Tv anchor and co-founder of the famous news channel AajTak, Deepak Chaurasia has become a household name who is known for his Hindi news anchoring all over the nation. He was a part of many big media companies like Doordarshan News, ABP News, India News, etc. He has done a diploma course in Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi.
9. Sonal Kalra
Who says who you need to be on Tv news channels to be considered good in your work? Sonal Kalra, famous Indian journalist and an author, is one of the most reputed names in the media industry. She has been working as the Managing Editor of Hindustan Times, and her weekly columns in the national daily are enjoyed by all. She is a Gold Medalist from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, where she has completed her post graduation in Mass Communication.
10. Anjana Om Kashyap
Famous Journalist and News presenter, Anjana Om Kashyap is a famous Indian journalist who has been known for her famous debates and her views on ‘Reservations in India’. Although she did her graduation in Botany from the University of Delhi, she later went on to do a diploma in Journalism from the reputed Jamia Millia Islamia University. She is an inspiration to women all over India, who want to be successful in the field of journalism and mass communications.
The list of famous and known individuals who have made a mark for themselves in the field of mass media and journalism is endless. They have proved their worth and talent to the world. You can be one of them! We hope this article motivates you to be the best in this crazy, dynamic, and exciting field of media.