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Old 4th August 2014, 01:55 PM
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Default Re: IIMC PG Diploma in Journalism (English) Syllabus

This is the IIMC PG Diploma in Journalism (English) Syllabus:

1. Communication: Concepts and Process (100 Marks)
Taught in four parts namely concept and process; communication research; language and communication and international communication, this paper takes stock of all the communication related issues needed to understand the complex nature of mass communication and its role in development

2. Communication and Development (100 Marks)
This paper deals with the whole gamut of development issues and the role of communication therein. Divided into two sections, the first part deals with theoretical concepts while in the second students are assigned project work to test and expand their knowledge base.

3. History of Press, Laws and Ethics (100 Marks)
Beginning with the early history of the press, the paper deals with laws and ethics that govern and regulate the functioning of various media and media organizations in the country in today's Information Age.

4. Reporting - Concepts and Process (100 Marks)
Reporting being an integral part of mass communication, the paper deals with the subject in four parts namely : Basics of Reporting; Reporting Beats; Features and Interviews and Opinion Writing. These topics cover all parameters of reporting.

5. Reporting: Practicals (100 Marks)
Designed to give an idea of the reporter's job, the students are expected to do practical reporting and writing assignments covering all beats as well as to write edits, middles, letters to the editors and special articles.

6. Editing: Concepts and Process (100 Marks)
The paper deals with the principles of news gathering and news writing presentation - be it planning or visualisation of news or news flow and copy edting. It also deals with the organisational structures of editorial departments of media organisaitons.

7. Editing Practicals (100 Marks)
Divided in two parts, the paper deals with the nitty-gritty of news editing first by making students edit the copy filed by reporters and secondly, by attending editing workshops meant to give an on-the-job idea of the entire editing exercise.

8. Audio-Visual Production and Cyber Media (100 Marks)
Divided in four parts namely: Lay-out, Design and Production, Photo Journalism and Graphics, Information Technology and Cyber Media, the paper extensively deals with the creative as well as technological aspects of print media/production.

9. Electronic Journalism (100 Marks - Theory 60; Practical 40)
From introduction to radio and television to practical exercises in news reading, interviewing, news anchoring for FM as well as television news production, the paper takes care of all that students need to know about the broadcast media.

10. PR, Advertising and Newspaper Management (100 Marks)
The interconnection between public relations, advertising and newspaper management is thoroughly explored and techniques of aggressive marketing to retain subscribers in today's highly competitive business environment are taught to the students to make them understand the complex web of newspaper management ad economics.
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