Why I took Journalism – Part IAugust 8, 2017
I am a mass media student studying in one of the best colleges in Mumbai. ( Not like saying this cause I’m in the college)
I’m in final year and we have to decide whether we want to take up advertising or journalism. To make such a huge decision, the first two years of college are spent studying a variety of subject of advertising and journalism. You get to learn about filmmaking, understand Public relations, Marketing, And so on.
However, I have always loved ad lectures. And I honestly joined my college with the mindset that I’ll take Ad. But life always works out in different ways.
I will run you through how I felt sitting in an ad class in college.
Because college is rather dramatic that way.
- 30 second to 1-minute ad plays
- In awe of the brilliance shown on screen
- Somewhat inspired
( teachers walks up near the table/ sits on it)
( Asks class for their opinion)
- blank faces, pin drop silence •
(She then begins explaining the ad, in ways you never looked at it)
One of the most fascinating things I learnt in ad class was that in a country like ours (India) uses the ‘ emotional card really well. ( throws bucket of emotions on customers) Baam, ‘ PRODUCT SOLD OUT.’
Now that’s what I thought the ad would be in my 3rd year. But nope. I was wrong.
Luckily college is nice that way and gave us a month to decide which subject you wanted to take and allowed you to sit for both lectures. ( God bless their soul)
And thus the journey began AAAAAAAAAAAAAND