Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore:
Located in the heart of Bangalore in the state of Karnataka, India, the Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media (IIJNM) is one of the leading post-graduate institutes of journalism and media in South Asia. We offer one-year diploma and post-graduate diploma programs which allow students to specialize in print journalism, broadcast journalism or multimedia journalism. Our programs are available to both Indian and international students.Email: Contact us below ( or request a callback ).One-Year Post-Graduate Diploma Program in Print, Broadcast or Multimedia Journalism:
Our one-year post-graduate diploma program is available to students with a Bachelors degree or equivalent in any discipline. The curriculum has been developed in association with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. It combines theory and practice to prepare its graduates for positions in the media industry. The course is offered in two semesters: July-December and January-June.
Students can choose to specialize in: Print (Newspaper and M
agazine); Broadcast (Television and Radio) or Online / Multimedia Journalism. Print students are required to cover both areas, with special focus on newspaper or magazine journalism, respectively. Television and Radio students produce both television and radio programs as part of their Broadcast curriculum, with special focus on their area of interest – TV or radio. Online/Multimedia students are required to produce a multimedia website that incorporates all aspects of their study involving print, broadcast, and web - audio, video, slideshows, etc., and also using cell-phones and PDAs to upload material.
The graduate diploma program consists of core courses as well as advanced seminars, electives, media workshops and a master's thesis project.
- Core courses introduce students to reporting and writing, and provide a foundation from which much of the subsequent program work is done. Students also learn the techniques and tools available to them, and understand the ethical and legal issues involved in professional journalism. The emphasis is on developing their reporting and writing skills.
- Advanced area seminars emphasize selected major areas of journalism, namely: international news coverage, national political reporting, business and financial reporting and developmental journalism. Advanced concentration seminars provide further skills in the chosen concentration — Newspaper, Magazine, Television, Radio or Multimedia.
- Elective courses allow students to specialize in one or more subject areas such as international news coverage, political reporting, investigative reporting, digital photo journalism, business reporting and others.
- Media workshops are in Newspaper, Magazine, Television, Radio and Mutlimedia. Each student is required to pick one specialty.
- In its scope and duration, the master's thesis project is the postgraduate student's major effort of the year, an in-depth exploration of a topic as a journalist would pursue it. The master's thesis project may be executed in Television, Radio, Print, and Multimedia.
- In addition, students get the opportunity to complete an internship (work experience placement) at media organizations for two weeks to a month.