ABOUT THE COURSE
Through the Broadcast Journalism program, you will discover and master the best techniques of reporting, writing and editing broadcast news and feature stories. You will learn the skills to shoot and record interviews, plan and execute news stories, and anchor bulletins and programs. You will also get an insight into the nuances of editing and news presentation.
Students of Broadcast Journalism gain these skills through a blend of theoretical and practical courses and workshops. The changing media industry expects all journalists to be proficient with the skills involved in all mediums of news production. What you produce goes online at the end of every production day on The CityCast.
The curriculum listed below offers, in addition to core courses, an array of elective courses from which you may choose to custom-design a program consistent with your areas of interest. In addition, the Institute conducts workshops on specific areas of interest like Social Media Communication and Writing for the Wires. No other journalism college has comparable offerings of professional courses to prepare you adequately for an excellent career start. The stream you choose and the courses you select will give you a competitive edge over others in your job.
Students who take Television News Features as an elective will discover the magic of the long form story—and its endless possibilities.
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IIJNM Curriculum consists of several systematic integrated components:
The academic year at IIJNM begins with a Boot Camp that introduces the basics of journalism and Bangalore city. Students are also trained on software applications like Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, InDesign, web-based tools such as CMS, and social media.
In-class and Media Lab Sessions
The course at IIJNM is a perfect balance of in class theory sessions and practical learning through beat reporting in Bangalore City, news writing and media production. Theory is put directly into practice in print, television and new media.
Weekly Beat Reporting
Each student is assigned a Bangalore city neighborhood and spends one to two days a week in that area. From this beat reporting, news and feature stories evolve, tied to topics discussed in class. Students learn to cover courts, government, and political events, etc.
Real-Life Production & Internship
Students produce news bulletins weekly in our media lab and studio. They are also assisted in obtaining internship assignment at media companies during year-end break. The portfolio of real news stories produced helps them get placed in major media companies.
Capstone project consists of researching and producing a major story on a selected topic. The story is a culmination of the student’s study on different aspects of journalism. It also includes learning about rural governance by visits to villages.
Remedial English Language Classes
IIJNM offers Remedial English classes to help students improve their competency in the language. These assist students to write and speak fluently as journalists. Intense reading and writing sessions are held to enable students to report news effectively.