Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media - IIJNM Core Courses

Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media - IIJNM Core Courses

Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media - IIJNM Core Courses

Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media - IIJNM Core CoursesIndian Institute of Journalism and New Media - Core Courses

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(IJ2001) Reporting and Writing for Print - 6 credits

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.

(IJ2001A) Reporting and Writing for Television - 6 credits
This course is an additional requirement for only those concentrating in television. Students learn reporting and writing techniques applied in television by adapting reporting assignments given in IJ2001 course. Students learn to conduct television interviews, write, and narrate 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 learn to develop the story suitable for broadcast outlets.

(IJ2001B) Reporting and Writing for Radio - 6 credits
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 IJ 2001 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 despatches from the field, but also to work on longer-format programs that might include features, documentaries, discussions, interviews and magazine.

(IJ2001C) Reporting and Writing for Online/Multimedia - 6 credits
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.

Students also learn to blog, maintain Facebook pages and twitter news content. They learn to participate in and moderate online discussion forums, with special focus on language used.

(IJ2002) Tools of Journalism I & II- 4 credits
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 and web journalism students only)

(IJ2002A) Tools of Television Journalism - 4 credits
This course is an additional requirement for only those concentrating in television. Students learn the techniques of shooting with a range of cameras, and edit three using some of the widely internationally used video editing software: Avid, 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 IJ2001A.

(IJ2002B) Tools of Radio Journalism - 4 credits
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 IJ2001B.

(IJ2002C)Tools of Online/Multimedia Journalism - 4 credits
This course is a requirement for those concentrating in Multimedia Journalism. Students learn techniques not only of shooting with available hand-held devices, but also those of editing with popularly-used software. They also learn to use publishing tools such as Adobe Photoshop, 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, as will be uploading information on the web.

(IJ2003) Ethical and Legal Issues in Journalism - 3 credits
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.

(IJ2004) Advanced Area of Specialisation - 3 credits
Specialized seminars are conducted by instructors and guest lecturers. Postgraduate students are required to take at least one advanced area of specialisation from the following four course offerings:

Advanced Political Reporting
This course provides an in-depth analysis of the national and local political landscape. Topics include party politics, campaigns and elections, political propaganda, lobbying and special interests, and other areas. Students learn to identify the substance of issues that currently dominate the national and local news agenda, and acquaint them with the skills necessary to report and write on those issues. A recurrent theme will be how to recognize spin and keep it out of your the copy.

Advanced International News Coverage
This course deals with the techniques and difficulties of international news coverage. It teaches students to gain and report on international viewpoints, and balance with presentations by the national government. The instructors and guest speakers will discuss issues of censorship, coverage of defense matters, and the impact of modern communication on international reporting.

Advanced Business and Financial Reporting
This course covers business and financial reporting and broad issues and trends within it. The course stresses reporting and writing techniques on business news, and how to interpret and present business and economic events. Among the topics covered are corporate financial news, takeovers and mergers, corporate governance and shareholder rights, international trade and economic developments, financial markets, and the developments in various sectors of the economy.

Advanced Development Journalism
This course covers key developmental issues such as evaluating the impact of policies and programs. Students are required to examine one or more recent developmental projects and use them as case studies for critically reporting and writing on whether or not those projects have benefited the people and why.

(IJ2005) Advanced Media Concentration - 3 credits
Specialized seminars are conducted by instructors and guest lecturers. Students are required to take at least one advanced media concentration from the following 5 course offerings:

Advanced Television Studies
This course is divided into two segments: anchoring and animation. In the first segment, students learn the techniques of news preparation and presentation as anchor in news programs. They learn how to read, anchor and moderate news. Techniques of interviewing are honed. Live reporting skills will be explored as required on the fieldStudents are also given exposure to newsrooms in television stations, while guest speakers who have worked in local and network television provide further practical guidance.

In the second segment, the focus is on the use of animation in television presentations. Students will learn how to create graphics and animations that may be required to support their news stories.

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.

Advanced 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.

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 Online/Multimedia Tools
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.

(IJ2006) Advanced Writing & Editing - 6 credits
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 students only)

(IJ2016) Advanced Online/Multimedia Writing & Editing - 6 credits
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)

(IJ2016) Critical Thinking in Journalism I & II - 6 credits
A journalist does not work independent of the society. While s/he reports on it, s/he is also a part of it. An ability to comprehend, analyze and evaluate unfamiliar material quickly, and think critically is as much a core journalism competency as the ability to identify the news and report on it. In order to be able to think critically, young journalists need background and context.

This core course explains the political, economic and societal contexts in which journalists operate and provides an understanding of democratic functions. It also helps provide paradigms to help the young journalist understand the bigger picture behind the story. (This course is required for all students across both semesters.)

Get more detail of Core Courses from http://www.iijnm.org/pro-required.html

Get more detail of Program Electives from http://www.iijnm.org/pro-electives.html

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