Number of Sessions
Theories of Communication
What is journalism? Importance of Journalism in democracy.
Definitions of News, News sources, attribution, verification, Hard News, Soft News, Human Interest Stories, Leads or Intros and their types, Inverted Pyramid, News Beats Covering Important Beats: General News, Crime Reporting, Law Beat, Business, Science and Technology, Environment, Sports, Entertainment Field Work
Grammar, Syntax, Narrative, Descriptive, Explanatory, Analytical, Interpretative, Tense, Research, Evidence, Logic, Critical Thinking, Writing for Newspaper, Magazine, Radio, Television, Feature Writing, Types of Features, Editorial Writing, News Analysis, Newsletter, Writing for Social Media eg Twitter
Newsroom structure, What is Editing, Why Editing is Important, Role of a Sub-editor, Qualities of a Sub-editor, Stylebook, Headline Writing, Paraphrasing, Rewriting, Newsroom Decisions, Planning the Edition
Discussion on Current Events
Brief history of Magazine Journalism, Types of Magazines, Defunct Magazines, Niche Magazines, Conceptualisng and Writing Articles for Magazines.
Gender, Adolescence: Issues and Concern, Child Rights, Issues of Children in India, Child Rights, Issues of Children in India, Water Conservation and Conflicts, Water Justice, Marine Ecology, Human Rights, Ethnicity, Religion and Intolerance, Hate Crimes, Rights of Handicapped, Sustainable Development, SDGs
Media related laws
Books and Registration Act, Registrar of Newspapers, Press Council of India, Defamation and Slander, Privileges of Parliament and Legislature, Contempt of Court, Right to Information, IPC 499, 500, 501 (all pertaining to defamation), 504 (intentional insult), 506 (criminal intimidation), Sedition 124A, Disaster Management Act Section 54 (spreading false panic),
In-depth and Research Based Writing
In-depth and research based writing would be discussed and the learner will submit an assignment, which would either be an in-depth report or research based article.
Radio Journalism, How to Design News based Radio Programmes, Script Writing for Radio
Types of Disasters, Natural Calamities, Diseases, Industrial Accidents
Television Journalism and News based Programmes, Script Writing for Television
Data Analytics for Journalism
Importance of Data in Journalism, Where to Find Data, How to Analyse It
Newspaper and Magazine Design, Production of Newspaper and Magazine
Learning of DTP Software and Practical Work
The Virtual Newsroom would be used for newsroom decisions and to bring out publications for hands-on experience