News Media and Journalism in Pakistan deals with two main issues of journalism in Pakistan. One is the primary concept of media system in Pakistan. This has been thoroughly discussed through the use of exhaustive theoretical framework. The second aspect of the study is study of journalist professionals in the context of communicator research. Communicator research in the present study deals with professional role conceptions of journalists in two main cities of Pakistan, namely Peshawar and Islamabad. The overall structure of Pakistani media system, its interaction with other social systems in the country has been put into context. The overall idea coming out of the whole study gives the image of an institution that is weak in itself, but the group of professionals working in it are powerful enough to survive in the face of a very powerful political system. The main yardstick for professionalism in the country is security, job and personal. Professionalism in the Pakistani media is more of a self concept than reality.