What is a Career in Field Reporting?

Rakshanda Tiwari
Jul 30, 2019 · 3 min read

I am very curious about a Career in Field Reporting. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Field Reporting actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Field Reporting. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Field Reporting, when I came across: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170719-0004/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Field-Reporting/hindi

Dheeraj Sajwan’s professional point of view!

Dheeraj Sajwan has worked in Field Reporting for 6 years & 8 months. Dheeraj Sajwan has worked in Field Reporting as Reporter in HNN 24*7. In Dheeraj Sajwan’s own words, this is how Dheeraj Sajwan got into Field Reporting: “I used to watch a local news channel of Mussoorie and got interested in the field of media. Then I worked for that Mussorie local news channel and there only I thought that I should choose media field as a profession and did Mass Communication. After completing Mass Comm and learning so many things about media field, I worked for many media houses. In the year 2015, I started working with HNN 24*7 as a Reporter.” I wanted to know more about Dheeraj Sajwan and found this profile: https://www.lifepage.in/page/dheerajsajwan

Career Video on Field Reporting

In a video, Dheeraj Sajwan has talked about various aspects of a Career in Field Reporting. She starting by explaining Field Reporting as: “Field reporting is the backbone of journalism. It is the production and distribution of reports on the interaction of events, facts, ideas, and people that are the “news of the day” and that impacts society to at least some degree.” The video gave me so much food for thought.

We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Field Reporting is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Field Reporting. Dheeraj Sajwan touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • History
  • Subject Knowledge
  • Physical Education

Dheeraj Sajwan then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Field Reporting:

  • Patience
  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Good Behaviour
  • Multitasking
  • Decision Making
  • Analytical

Dheeraj Sajwan believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Field Reporting:

  • Public Voice
  • Build Networking
  • Self Awareness
  • Respect

And, Dheeraj Sajwan believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Field Reporting:

  • No fix working hours
  • No Personal Life
  • Outdoor Conditions
  • Team Coordination
  • On Camera Responsibility

In the final section of the video Dheeraj Sajwan talks about How a day goes in a Career in Field Reporting. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Field Reporting, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20170719-0004

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

  1. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20161226-0001/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Journalism/hindi
  2. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170704-0003/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-News-Anchoring/english
  3. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170603-0001/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Journalism/hindi
  4. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170603-0002/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Photo-Journalism/english
  5. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20161207-0001/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Journalism/english
  6. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171218-0001/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Journalism/english
  7. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170713-0004/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-News-Anchoring/hindi
  8. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20161218-0002/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Broadcast-Journalism/english
  9. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171127-0004/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Automobile-Journalism/hindi
  10. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170718-0001/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-News-Input-Desk/hindi
  11. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180111-0001/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-News-Anchoring/hindi
  12. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170704-0002/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-News-Input-Desk/hindi
  13. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171106-0003/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Journalism/english
  14. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170924-0002/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-News-Reporting/hindi
  15. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180427-0002/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-News-Anchoring/hindi
  16. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181201-0003/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Lifestyle-Journalism/english
  17. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180430-0003/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Journalism/hindi
  18. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180906-0001/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Radio-Journalism/english
  19. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181101-0001/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Journalism/hindi
  20. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180616-0001/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Journalism/hindi
  21. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181007-0001/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Journalism/english
  22. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20190222-0003/Arts/Journalism/Career-in-Anchoring/hindi

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This video on a Career in Field Reporting opened my eyes to a completely new perspective and got me interested in LifePage. I think LifePage is doing an amazing job of connecting real professionals with Career seekers. It is truly an amazing innovation in the area of Career Counseling. You can learn more about LifePage on: https://www.lifepage.in

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