In the 21 st century, journalists play a crucial role in providing the necessary information, where the people of the country are updated every day about the ins and outs of the country and the current affairs across the globe. Mass communication aids in the distribution of a wide range of information through several means of communication such as audio, graphics, video, animation etc. In recent times there is a peak in the number of news channels, newspapers and the expansion of technology, journalism and mass communication leading to a wider scope and job prospects. Mass Communication opens up avenues like Public Relations, scriptwriting, video jockey, editing, and radio jockey amongst several others. The coursework for journalism and mass communication provides the technical aspects of knowledge required for the field. Other important skills necessary for the field are the ability to write and speak effectively, as well as have a keen interest in current affairs. General knowledge constitutes an important component of journalism and mass communication. Specialization in the field of journalism is available in areas like sports, politics, finance and economics, investigation etc. Master-level courses are also available and are considered to be important for future growth in this field. Some of the top job recruiters in the field include AIR, NDTV Network, India Today Network, Hindustan Group of Publications, Viacom etc. Popular fields include- Reporters, Journalists, Editors, Scriptwriters, Anchors, and Writers, etc.