Career Counseling Queries
Subject: How to become News Reader?
Date: 20-Oct-2008
Question: Hii.. i want to ask that is there any way to become news reader directly. suggest a course plz.
Answer: Quite a good number of institutes are offering news-reading courses in India to cater to the needs of burgeoning radio and TV channels.

The New Delhi YMCA, Institute for Media Studies & Information Technology, Jaisingh Road offers a 4-weeks course in News reading.

The Janaki Devi Mahavidyalaya of Delhi University also officers a short-term course in Hindi News reading for women candidates.

The Center for Research in Art of Film & Television, CRAFT offers a course in News anchoring and Radio Jockey.

There may be some more institutes that offer news-reading courses in India.

However, it is not mandatory to pursue a course in news reading to become a newsreader. A person with good diction and passion for the job can directly appear for an audition. But completion of the course would no doubt provide an edge over others in getting the job of a newsreader.

The contact details of some of the institutes in India that are offering news reading courses are given below-

  1. New Delhi YMCA
    Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001
    Telephone: 0091-11-23361915 Extn.: 132
    Telephone: 0091-11-23746668 Extn.: 380
    Telephone: 0091-11-23344594-7
    Fax: 0091-11-23746035 E-
    mail for Reservations :
  2. Janakidevi Mahavidyalaya (Delhi University),
    Ganga Ram Hospital Marg, Delhi.
    Course: Short-term course in Hindi News reading on TV (for women).
  3. CRAFT
    Center for Research in Art of Film & Television
    Siri Fort College, Plot No: 8, Sector 25,
    Rohini Institutional Area,
    Near Rithala Metro Station, Delhi - 110 085
Hope this helps
CareerAge Counselor