ABOUT THE COURSE
More media houses are adding online/web to their print and/or broadcast offerings, and updating them regularly. In Multimedia, students learn solid reporting skills along with the technical skills needed for presenting news online. This “Convergence” programme combines print and broadcast into online with texts and images that are updated frequently. Students create their multimedia website, and do everything from gathering and writing content to publishing their work.
Students of Multimedia Journalism gain these skills through a blend of theoretical and practical courses and workshops. What you produce goes online at the end of every production day on The Softcopy.
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.
Web-publishing software is used to design, create and operate web publications as part of the course work. Lectures, seminars with guest speakers, individual assignments and workshops form part of the pedagogy.
In addition, students learn the basics of Print and Broadcast to ensure they are truly convergent and can work in any stream.
Core courses Area of Specialisations (Choose one specialisation from the following list)
Electives (Choose four electives from the following list)
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.