Mass communication is the study of how individuals and entities relay information through mass media to large segments of the population at the same time. It is usually understood to relate to newspaper, magazine, and book publishing, as well as radio, television and film, as these mediums are used for disseminating information, news and advertising. Mass communication differs from the studies of other forms of communication, such as interpersonal communication or organizational communication, in that it focuses on a single source transmitting information to a large group of receivers. The study of mass communication is chiefly concerned with how the content of mass communication persuades or otherwise affects the behavior, attitude, opinion, or emotion of the person or people receiving the information.
Mass communication as a career provides job satisfaction, name and fame and a challenge to live with. But to be successful in this, one must require commitment, dedication and sacrifice of personal time for the sake of staying front or top, particularly in news industry and have to work day in and day out to get breaking news.