Journalism & Media Diploma Courses in Bangalore, India

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Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore:
The Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media (IIJNM) is one of South Asia's leading post-graduate schools of journalism and media. The school is located in the heart of India's high-tech industry in Bangalore in the state of Karnataka. We offer one-year diploma and post-graduate diploma programs in print journalism, broadcast journalism or multimedia journalism. Our diploma program is available to students who have completed pre-university or Standard 12 education. Our post-graduate diploma is open to those with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline. We welcome both Indian and international students.

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We offer the following Diploma & Post-Graduate Diploma Courses in Journalism & Media:

Photo of Journalism & Media Diploma Courses in Bangalore, India1) Post-graduate diploma in print, broadcast or online/multimedia:
1-year Post-graduate Diploma program in print, broadcast or multimedia journalism. Eligibility criteria for the PG Diploma course: The candidate needs to have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline. Those in their final year can also apply.

2) Diploma in print, broadcast or online/multimedia:
1-year Diploma program in print, broadcast or multimedia journalism. To apply for this course, candidates need to have completed pre-university or Standard 12 education or be preparing to take their Class 12 exam in the current year.

Both the diploma programs consist of core courses including advanced seminars, electives, media workshops and a master's thesis project. Depending on the type of diploma program, the requirements for graduation vary. These courses are offered in two semesters: July-December and January-June.

Diploma with specialization in Print Journalism (Newspaper & Magazine):

In a world swamped with TRP ratings and seven-second sound bytes, is Print relevant any longer? Mumbai alone has seen five new newspapers in the last couple of years. Add several niche magazines and you’ll realize that the written word has never been as relevant as it is today. More than ever, newspaper professionals must consistently demonstrate the qualities of precision, accuracy, speed, fairness, understanding and public responsibility.

Students of Print Journalism gain these skills through a blend of theoretical and practical courses and workshops. Whether it is newspaper, or magazine journalism, students learn reporting, editing, page design and newsroom management. They use popular software to produce newspapers and magazines on a regular basis. The Institute seeks to prepare them to step into the nation’s newsrooms. Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, seminars with guest speakers, individual assignments and workshops.

The program will also incorporate the following core courses and electives:

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The course has three principal components: Beat reporting, deadline writing, and seminars. Each student is assigned a Bangalore city neighborhood as a beat and spends at least two days a week in that neighborhood. From this beat reporting news and feature stories evolve, tied to topics discussed in class. Students learn the rudiments of covering crime and courts, government and politics, social issues, health care, education and other subjects. Each week, students work on exercises under deadline conditions. In weekly sessions, instructors lead discussions on journalistic techniques and specific areas of content.

Tools of Journalism I & II: This course consists of two components: Training on software applications for publishing and news editing. Each of the two components is taught in two separate sessions through the entire semester. In the software applications class, students learn to use publishing tools such as Adobe Photoshop, PageMaker, QuarkXpress, CoralDraw, Dreamweaver and introduction to Flash. The use of computers as a design tool, applying the principles of graphics, design, and layout, will be a major focus.

The second component introduces students to doing research for reporting and writing. Students get to learn searching the Web for research material, and understand how to use various sites that provide information. Students also become familiar with Web-based database services and business data. News editing section introduces students to the practice and mechanics of editing, the selection of stories, news judgment and the writer-reporter relationship. (This course is required for print journalism students only)

Ethical and Legal Issues in Journalism: This course explores the social role of journalism and the journalist from legal, ethical and economic perspectives. The course examines the current and historic conflicts between journalists, government and the legal establishment. Issues such as libel, privacy, prior restraint against publishing the news, protection of sources, the right to gather news and national security are explored. Other issues include fairness in journalism and balanced reporting, and ethical considerations in the setting of the news agenda.

AdPhotos of Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalorevanced Newspaper Writer's Seminar: All postgraduate students in print are required to take this course. Students join faculty to critique award-winning journalism, while sharpening their skills in practical hands-on workshops.

Magazine Writing: Long-form narrative writings of the form that have appeared in major national and international magazines will be explored. What makes a magazine story different from newspaper reporting? Narrative energy, the story-telling voice, the shift from observation to insight and interviewing techniques are some of the discussion topics. All students with concentration in magazine publishing are required to take this course.

Advanced Magazine Writing & Editing: Students learn all the skills necessary for producing a long piece of work. These include how to interview for a magazine story, how to structure a long piece and how to sell the work to the editors. Students learn the editorial roles on a magazine - writing, editing, photo editing, copyediting, fact checking - in preparation for work in magazine journalism.

Advanced Writing & Editing: This course is designed to develop good writing and editing skills. Students learn to edit hard news and feature articles. By examining the critical issues of accuracy, balance, clarity and readability in a variety of contexts and styles, students will learn the essentials of line editing and organization skills. (This course is required for print journalism students only)

Digital Photo Journalism: This course teaches reporting with a camera. The class will learn photo-reporting for a newspaper as well as the photo essay that explores one subject at length. The technology of transferring the digital photo for the Web will also be studied.

Opinion and Editorial Writing: Students are introduced to editorials and opinions expressed in the media. The course teaches how the subject is chosen, formulated, and presented. The style of writing editorials and opinions is also covered.

Newspaper Workshop: Students produce an in-house newspaper several times during the semester. The entire class works as a team of reporters and editors, and do the layout under the supervision of an instructor. Depending on each student's area of specialization, he or she would pick topics such as crime, politics, religion, arts, education and others. The newspaper not only polishes the skills and prepares students for jobs but also helps them stretch and think in long-range terms.

Magazine Workshop: The class is required to create a prototype of a consumer magazine, selecting different areas of interest each time for a total of four issues. Students perform interviewing, writing, photo editing, copy-editing, fact checking, design and layout, all in preparation for a profession in magazine journalism. They also learn to write in a magazine voice, doing so in a range of story lengths and topics.

Diploma with specialization in Broadcast Journalism (Television & Radio):
Welcome to the exciting, enPicture of Journalism & Media Diploma Courses in Bangalore, Indiatertaining, and informative world of Broadcast Journalism. Through this program you will discover and master the best techniques of writing and editing broadcast news materials. You will learn the basics of television and radio reporting skills, shoot and record interviews and news stories, and also get an insight into nuances of editing and news presentation techniques.

Students of Television Journalism will also be involved in regular course work as reporters, camera persons, editors, writers and producers, using highly sophisticated TV production equipment and editing software. This comprehensive program will also explore the management structures, procedures, policies and goals of television news broadcasting operations. It will analyze the technology and methods used in covering news events and the relationships with news consumers.

Radio Journalism students will discover the magic of the medium-and its endless possibilities given the convergence of various technologies. Students of Radio Journalism will be involved in regular course work as reporters, editors, writers and producers, using sophisticated equipment and editing software. You will learn the basic radio production skills, report and record events as they happen, moderate discussions, interview people and produce programs. You will also be exposed to the nuances of sound and to the aesthetics of mixing and editing. The program will also help you explore the world of longer-format programs like documentaries and features.

The program will also incorporate the following core courses and electives:

Reporting and Writing for Television: This course is a requirement for those concentrating in television. Students learn reporting and writing techniques applied in television by adapting reporting assignments given in Reporting and Writing course. Students learn writing to pictures and narrating stories in a variety of formats, including: breaking news, news feature, documentary, and news magazine. While the emphasis of this course is not on actual shooting and editing, students are encouraged to develop the story suitable for broadcast outlets.

Reporting and Writing for Radio: This course is an additional requirement only for those concentrating in Radio. Students learn reporting and writing for radio by initially adapting reporting assignments in the Reporting and Writing course. They also learn the important aspects of reporting and writing for radio like conciseness, writing for the ear and writing to sound. They learn not only to write radio news bulletins and send dispatches from the field, but also to work on longer-format programs that might include features, documentaries, discussions, interviews and magazine.

Tools of Television Journalism: This course is a requirement for only those concentrating in television. Students learn the techniques of shooting with a range of cameras, and edit using some of the widely internationally used video editing software: Apple's Final Cut Pro, and Adobe's Premiere Pro. It is offered during the first semester, with 3 intensive sessions each week. This course follows a condensed boot camp when students are introduced to all desktop publishing software. This course is conducted in conjunction with Reporting and Writing for Television.

Tools of Radio Journalism: An additional requirement only for those concentrating in Radio, this course introduces students to the basic techniques of radio production. They learn the basics of sound and sound effects; recording and microphone techniques; and digital audio mixing and editing aesthetics. It is offered during the first semester and is conducted in conjunction with Reporting and Writing for Radio.

Advanced Television Studies: All students with concentration in Television aImages of Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalorere required to take this course. Apart from introducing students to a production studio and its working, this course deals with using the skills acquired in the first term, at an advanced level. News presentation and making of bulletins is the key focus of this course. Skills required to do live telecast are also dealt with in this course. Students will produce and perform live to tape advanced television newscasts (news, sports, entertainment, box office hits, business, weather, etc.) for the daily TV bulletin, Bangalore-at-7 in real time. They will shoot, write, edit and report in advanced "same day" electronic news gathering (ENGs) to prepare for actual newsroom settings. Emphasis will also be put on news anchoring, anchor-reporter interaction, and anchor-host interaction. They learn how to read, anchor and moderate news. Techniques of interviewing, including live reporting, will be explored. Animation, as a part of the packaging, is also dealt with in this course.

Advanced Radio Studies: Students explore the world of sound-rich documentaries. They also learn to use voice effectively and to host radio programs-reading news bulletins, moderating discussions or interviewing. They learn advanced interviewing and presentation techniques. They are also exposed to the world of descriptive writing and narrative structure.

Television Documentary: All students with concentration in Television are required to take this course. It focuses on the production of special programs and documentaries. The emphasis is on honing skills required to produce special reports in the documentary form for television. The course involves a lot of analysis, and teaches the student how to develop the documentary from concept through research, structure, writing, interviewing, technical production and presentation. The students will work in small teams to produce a short documentary on a news-related topic approved by the teacher.

Radio News Bulletin and Documentary: Students produce stories for radio news bulletins. They research, interview, record and produce bulletins to a deadline, individually and in teams. They also work in teams on longer programs like documentaries and features, with an emphasis on research and investigation tuned to the medium. All students with concentration in Radio are required to take this course.

Radio Hosting and Presentation: Students learn to use voice and sound effectively. They learn to anchor programs, read news bulletins, moderate discussions and present features. They also learn to do voice-overs and narratives and are exposed to the use of multiple voices and ambient, natural and documentary sound.

Television Workshop: This workshop is designed for the production of news, magazines, bulletins and documentary for television. Students put into practice all the television skills learned in other related courses to create programs of different durations appropriate for broadcast.

Radio Workshop: Designed to simulate real-life radio situations, this workshop helps students put into practice all the skills learned. They produce news bulletins and features, do interviews and produce programs for broadcast.

Diploma with specialization in Online / Multimedia Journalism:

News at a click is no longer exotic. It has become part of our daily lives. More media houses are adding verve to their websites and updating them regularly. Web journalists are taken as seriously as print or television journalists—Tehelka and Al Jazeera being examples.

In the Online/Multimedia course students learn solid reporting skills along with the technical skills needed for presenting news online. They create a journalism website, doing everything from gathering and writing content to publishing their work. They use major web-publishing software tools to design, create and operate web publications as part of their course work and workshops. Lectures, seminars with guest speakers, individual assignments and workshops form part of the pedagogy.

The program will also incorporate the following additional core courses and electives:

Reporting and Writing: The course has three principal components: Beat reporting, deadline writing, and seminars. Each student is assigned a Bangalore city neighborhood as a beat and spends at least two days a week in that neighborhood. From this beat reporting news and feature stories evolve, tied to topics discussed in class. Students learn the rudiments of covering crime and courts, government and politics, social issues, health care, education and other subjects. Each week, students work on exercises under deadline conditions. In weekly sessions, instructors lead discussions on journalistic techniques and specific areas of content.

Tools of Multimedia Journalism: This course consists of two components: Training on software applications for publishing and news editing. Each of the two components is taught in two separate sessions through the entire semester. In the software applications class, students learn to use publishing tools such as Adobe Photoshop, PageMaker, QuarkXpress, CoralDraw, Dreamweaver and introduction to Flash. The use of computers as a design tool, applying the principles of graphics, design, and layout, will be a major focus.

The second component introduces students to doing research for reporting and writing. Students get to learn searching the web for research material, and understand how to use various sites that provide information. Students also become familiar with web-based database services and business data. The news-editing section introduces students to the practice and mechanics of editing, the selection of stories, news judgment and the writer-reporter relationship. (This course is required for Online/Multimedia journalism students only).

Ethical and Legal Issues in Journalism: This course explores the social role of journalism and the journalist from legal, ethical and economic perspectives. The course examines the current and historic conflicts between journalists, government and the legal establishment. Issues such as libel, privacy, prior restraint against publishing the news, protection of sources, the right to gather news and national security are explored. Other issues include fairness in journalism and balanced reporting, and ethical considerations in the setting of the news agenda.

Advanced Online/Multimedia: This course will help the student design, edit and produce online content. The course will familiarize students with advanced concepts of Web design, user interface, information architecture, streaming and multimedia, as well as web services such as chat and discussion boards. Students will also be introduced to the use of databases, content management systems, advanced HTML and other editing software. Students opting for the course will be trained not only in theoretical issues but also in using these concepts for the student web magazine, as part of the Online/Multimedia workshop.

Advanced Online/Multimedia Writing & Editing: This course is designed to develop good writing and editing skills. Students learn to edit hard news and feature articles. By examining the critical issues of accuracy, balance, clarity and readability in a variety of contexts and styles, students will learn the essentials of line editing and organization skills. (This course is required for online/multimedia journalism students only).

Digital Photo Journalism: This course teaches reporting with a camera. The class will learn photo-reporting for a newspaper as well as the photo essay that explores one subject at length. The technology of transferring the digital photo for the Web will also be studied.

Opinion and Editorial Writing: Students are introduced to editorials and opinions expressed in the media. The course teaches how the subject is chosen, formulated, and presented. The style of writing editorials and opinions is also covered.

Online/Multimedia Workshop: Designed for students wanting a career in web journalism, this course requires publishing an online newspaper and a magazine several times during the semester. This workshop teaches the art and science of interactive story telling with multimedia. Students learn how to report and create stories using multimedia tools and techniques.

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