The one year “Postgraduate Diploma Course in Modern News Practices” starts from the academic year of 2019-20. The course is meant to address news reporting and journalism for all major media platforms – print, visual, radio, and digital.
The syllabus is specially designed to extensively train its students for a career in all media platforms at state, national, as well as English-centric international media. The school features a well-equipped studio and media lab with sophisticated technology for its students.
Active journalism is much more than its basic tenets – communication, freedom of expression, and various technological aspects of news production. Society forms the fabric for everything that is reported. Hence understanding the society one lives in becomes crucial.
For a potential journalist understanding our society entails the right knowledge and interpretation of social fabric, political system, governance, law, constitution, medical, crime, agriculture, movies, sports, and every other thing that defines the society.
Alma Super Media School offers a unique comprehensive course in media practices that weaves society at par with the foundations of journalism.
Along with classroom sessions the curriculum plan includes regular interaction and dialogues with visionaries, subject experts, and achievers from different fields. For instance, the students will have the opportunity to learn about law aspects from a renowned advocate or a retired judge, or learning the ropes of anchoring from seasoned and senior news reader, or pagination from a senior editor in print media forms the framework of the curriculum.
Another characteristic feature of the curriculum is introduction to various institutions, governmental organizations, local bodies, cultural entities, etc. to have an in depth understanding of our country system. This is done by periodical discussions with a representative from the offices of Lokayukta, Meteorological Department, Forensic Lab, FICCI, and so on.
Thus the course intends to have a dynamic, interactive fusion of journalism and society to shape knowledgeable and pro-society, humanistic journalists.
The curriculum and course content partner is Maadhyama Aneka Pvt. Ltd. Alma Super Media School is collaborating with Maadhyama Aneka to develop the course curriculum, to create the course syllabus, content design, and refurbishing the study material.
This is a one-year course with a mix of classroom sessions with intensive practical sessions, interspersed with guest lectures, and dialogues with notable personalities. The course spreads across two semesters. Admission is through personal interview.
Students are required to go through internship with media organizations at the end of second/final semester. Adequate support is provided for placement after completion of the course.
Anyone who wants to pursue a one-year professional course in Journalism.
Graduate in any stream – Arts, Humanities, Science, Commerce, Law, etc.
Those who have appeared for their final year degree exams,
Those who are in their final year degree.
Knowledge of English is a must.
Completion of the course should enable a student to work for media, not only in India but across the globe. Some of the roles are:
VISUAL (TV) MEDIA– copy editor, reporter, producer, and news anchor.
PRINT MEDIA – copy editor, reporter, feature editor, and columnist.
RADIO – copy editor, reporter, news reader,
News bulletin producer.
ONLINE – copy editor, reporter.