All students are required to choose one workshop from the four listed below depending on the concentration. A workshop carries 6 credits.
This workshop is designed for the production of news, magazines, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Designed for students who want a career in online/multimedia journalism, this course requires students to publish and maintain an online newspaper with multimedia content twice weekly during the semester. The workshop teaches the art and science of interactive storytelling using multimedia. Students learn to apply what they have learned in other multimedia courses--to report and create stories using multimedia tools and techniques. This is a required course for Online/Multimedia students.
A CNN news producer from New York will be conducting a 6-week workshop for Broadcast and Multimedia students of IIJNM during the second semester. This intensive session will have three segments: news-of-the-day reporting, in-studio interview, and feature reporting. The goal is to apply the skills already acquired by IIJNM students since the start of the curriculum in a practical real-life broadcast newsroom environment.
IIJNM and Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, USA have agreed to hold joint “study-abroad workshop” at IIJNM campus for 3 weeks periodically on the subject of Globalization in the Indian Context. These sessions involve the participation of students and faculty from both institutions, and are open to the journalism community.