MA Print and Electronic Journalism

Journalism is regarded as one of the most promising and challenging disciplines in today's world. It is widely identified within the community as a source of socialization, information collection, entertainment and education. Also, it is one of the mightiest pillars of any democracy.

 With a long history spanning over two centuries, journalism has done a lot to the social, cultural, political and economical development of the society. As a professional discipline, journalism involves specialization in one area (editorial, design, and production); for those who enters in this vibrant media stream. Technological advancements, mainly in the information and communication have revolutionized journalism too. Changing faces of media, convergence and other questions on democracy, citizenship, information flow and access are to be addressed with utmost care and thrust in any academic curriculum along with the most advanced practical training in various journalistic productions. The exploration of the inter-disciplinarity of the various social science streams and the inherent technological qualities is an inevitable aspect of media learning in today's society.

Practical training in print and electronic journalism in an elaborate manner only can serve the purpose of the course. So hand's on training in Newspaper, Radio, Television and Online Journalism incorporating newest technologies and professional values have given a balanced vision in imparting this course.

The following syllabus in MA Print and Electronic Journalism tries to impart an all inclusive training in all streams of journalism.

Curriculum

With the advent in media technologies and shift happened in the media organizations and social life, Journalism has been transforming for the last two decades into a more sophisticated, dynamic discipline.  This MA programme intends to explore these changes and update with the current global media scenario.  Changing role played by various media forms in society is yet another area of interest in this course. Also, like other fields of life, convergence is taking place in media which creates serious concerns over convergent digital media and the resultant society. This course structure comprises of the major specializations in media. viz. print, broadcast and online.

So, one main objective of this course is to create skilled journalists for all streams of media who are socially responsible and committed to the issues of ethics and human rights. The syllabus of M.A. is designed to equip journalists with subject area expertise so that they may cover complicated issues in a sophisticated, nuanced manner. The ensuing graduates of this course will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills for a successful career in mass media as reporters, editors, producers, photographers etc.

Course Summary of MA print and electronic Journalism

 

 Course/Paper Semester 1

 

 

 Course/Paper Semester 2

1. Advanced Principles And Theories of Mass     Communication

2. Media Organization, Laws And Management

3. History, Scope And Sociology Of Print And Electronic Journalism

4. Graphic Design For Publication

5. Reporting And Editing For Print Media

6. Semester Ending Project I

1. Concepts In Broadcast Journalism- Radio And Television

2. Mass Media Research

3. Creative Writing And Content Production

4. Photo Journalism

5. Radio Production

6. Semester Ending Project II

 

 

 Course/Paper Semester 3

 

 

Course/Paper Semester 4

1. Principles And Practices Of Advertising And Public Relations

2. Television Production

3. New Media Technologies

4Television Journalism

5. Media Ethics and Education

6.Semester Ending Project III

1. Internship

2New Media And Society

3. Specialized Reporting And Media Analysis

4. New Media And Web Journalism

5. Project IV

6.Viva Voce

 

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