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Conclave on “Media as a Catalyst of Society"

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Feb 8, 2013

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of BLS Institute of Technology Management (Affiliated to GGGSIP University Delhi ) Bahdurgarh, is organizing a Media Conclave on ‘Media as a Catalyst of Society’ for the sake of providing a platform to all audiences as well as to Media Professionals, Media Educators, Media Scholars, Social Scientists, and Media Students to make consensus upon the utility of media in the development of the society in a realistic.

the program will be held on February 21, 2013, 11 AM to 3PM at Muktadhara Auditorium, Gol Market, New Ram Krishna Aashram Metro Station, New Delhi.

Speakers in the panel discussions include, Arvind Kejriwal (Social Activist & Megsaysay Award Winner), Dr. C P Singh (Professor-in-Charge, USMC, GGSIPU, Delhi), Vinod Arora (Director, Electronic media monitoring centre, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting), Dhiranjan Malviya (OSD, Press trust of India), Nalini Ranjan (PRO, GGSIP University), Ram Kripal (Editor NBT) and Durgesh Tripathi (GGSIP University).

Entries invited for awards for Chameli Devi Jain Award

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Jan 26, 2013

The Media Foundation is inviting nominations for its annual Chameli Devi Jain Awards for an Outstanding Woman Mediaperson for 2012-13. Journalists in the print, broadcast, and current affairs documentary film media are eligible, including photographers, cartoonists and newspaper designers. Names and addresses of sponsors or references should be clearly mentioned with email and phone numbers.

Nominations should include a bio-data (with complete postal address, telephone, fax numbers and email address, for facility of communication), together with samples of work done during 2012-13 in the form of clippings/tapes/CDs in standard formats. These should be accompanied by a brief appreciation of why the candidate is especially deserving of recognition.

Nominations addressed to B.G.Verghese, C-11 Dewan Shree Apartments, 30 Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001 should be received not later than February 18, 2013. The Award will be announced some days before the Award is presented at the India International Centre Auditorium in Delhi on March 20, 2013.


Entries invited for awards for excellence in biz journalism

Media Hive News Network
Chennai, Jan 12, 2013

Shriram Capital in association with the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai, has launched Shriram Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism.The award was instituted with an aim to recognise ‘extraordinary’ contributions made by financial journalists and to motivate them to achieve higher levels of professional excellence. The first award function will be held in April in Chennai. The last day to submit the nomination is January 31. The categories of awards included are Indian economic policy and macro economic issues and financial markets including equity, debt and foreign exchange.

A ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ will also be given to a journalist to honour his/her contribution in the field of financial journalism over a period of 25-30 years. A panel of independent Jury members will scrutinise the nominations and decide the winners for the awards

Workshop for journalists on reporting national security

Media Hive News Network
Chennai, Jan 9, 2013

The Chennai-based Press Institute of India (PII) is organising a two-day workshop for journalists on reporting national security issues. To be held in association with the Bangalore-based institute of contemporary studies, the workshop will be held at the Christ University in Bangalore on January 30 and 31. The registration fee is Rs 3,500. Last date for registration is January 20, 2013.

Payment can be made by DD in favour of Press Institute of India and can be mailed it to the Director, Press Institute of India, 2nd Main Road, Taramani CPT Campus, Chennai 600113. Foe more details, visit http://pressinstitute.in/

Entries invited for REACH Lilly MDR-TB Media Awards

Media Hive News Network
Chennai, Jan 4, 2013

REACH, a Chennai-based organisation working on Tuberculosis, has invited entries for the fourth edition of the REACH Lilly MDR-TB Partnership Media Awards for Excellence in Reporting on TB.

These awards recognise the best reporting on TB by Indian journalists, in English and all other languages. All stories must have been published between February 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013.

The last date for submitting entries is February 2, 2013. Entries can be emailed to anupamasrinivasan.reach@gmail.com

For more information, including a full list of rules and criteria, please visit www.media4tb.org or call 9791017202.

Rashtrapati Bhavan's press wing seeks interns

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Dec 7, 2012

The press wing of Rashtrapati Bhavan required graduates of national and international reputed universities for a three-month internship programme. The selected interns willbe given a fixed stipend of Rs 5,000 per month and work with different sections of Rashtrapati Bhavan during the course of their internship. Candidates having a first class graduate degree in Journalism, Law, History, Political Science and Literature can apply for the internship programme. Undergraduate students of exceptional qualifications will also be considered for the programme, according to the proposal.

The objective behind conducting such programme is to familiarise students about the working of the press wing.

The press wing is responsible for disseminating information related to the President, President's Secretariat and Rashtrapati Bhavan to media and public at large.

Willing and eligible students may send their applications in the prescribed format (available on the website of Rashtrapati Bhavan, i.e. (http:/presidentofindia.nic.in) to Deputy Press Secretary, Press Section, President’s House
For more details, visit: http://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in/pdfs/circular051212.pdf.

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12 get National Awards for Excellence in Journalism

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Nov 17, 2012

Twelve journalists got the the Press Council of India's National Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

Though no entry could qualify for the top honour — Raja Ram Mohan Roy award — Rajesh Parshuram Joshte of Lokmat, Ratnagiri, bagged the ‘Stree Shakti’ award for reporting on women’s issues.

Those who got the awards included The Indian Express photographer Partha Paul, The Times of India’s Lattur Shankar and Asian Age’s Biplab Banerjee, India Today’s Damyanti Dutta and Tehelka’s Priyanka Dubey.

Entries invited for Laadli Media Fellowship for Journalists

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Nov 10, 2012

Population First, an NGO, has instituted the Laadli Media Fellowship for Journalists to encourage writing on two key issues- Pre-birth sex selection and safe abortion. Journalists with 8-10 years experience in reporting on social development issues can apply for the fellowship. No. of fellowships: 8; Fellowship Amount: Rs. 50,000; Fellowship Period:
4 months. The last date for submission of application is 30th November 2012.

For Fellowship guideline and forms, visit www.populationfirst.org

Each Fellow would write four investigative reports over a period of four months on the issue of pre-birth sex selection and safe abortion which would be published by the Publication he/she is working for.

Press Institute of India, ICRC give award to 3 scribes

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Oct 13, 2012

The Press Institute of India and the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) awarded four prizes here on Friday to recognise reportage on humanitarian issues in conflict zones.

Rohini Mohan got the first prize for a report from post-war Sri Lanka, published in the Caravan magazine. The other winners were Ramachandra Reddy Patil of the Week, Supriya Sharma of Times of India and Soma Basu of the Statesman.

TOI's Supriya Sharma got the prize for a report on the travails of a group of school boys growing up in the Maoist conflict zone of Dantewada in south Chhattisgarh.

The winning reports were chosen from 80 entries.

IIMC needs Sr Research Officer/Supervisors/Analysts in Delhi

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Oct 8, 2012

Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, which is conducting a project titled "Evaluation of Plan Scheme Publicity undertaken by DAVP, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting', is looking for Senior Research Officer (One post) and Research supervisors/analysts (Three posts) on contract on an urgent basis for a period of four months from the date of appointment.

Key responsibilities of Senior Research Officer will include, directing and engaging in a research program and analysing the total research program and/or research support in a subject area. Required Qualification: Masters Degree in Communication Studies/Mass Communication or Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Economics) or Marketing/Management/Sciences with four years of research experience/industry experience.
OR M. Phil/ PhD (two years) with three years of research experience from a recognized University/Institute.

Key responsibilities of Research Supervisors/Analysts will be to assist the supervisor in the development and implementation of the research project; Undertaking field work, data analysis and report writing etc. Required Qualification: Masters Degree in Communication Studies/Mass Communication or Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Economics) or Marketing/Management/Sciences with three years of research experience/industry experience. OR M. Phil/ PhD in relevant area from a recognized University/Institute. Total emoluments for the post would be Rs 35,000/- per month.

Interested candidate may appear at IIMC, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New JNU Campus, New Delhi- 110067, for a walk-in interview on October 12, 2012, from 11 am onwards with requisite certificates and proof of experience and specimen of published articles/papers/books. For more details, click here

Last date extended for Press Council Journalism Awards

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Aug 17, 2012

The Press council of India (PCI) has extended the deadline of sending entries for its newly instituted National Awards to promote excellence in print media. Nominations can now be sent till September 20, 2012. The earlier deadline was August 16, 2012.

The awards are to be given in six categories, with the Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award for Excellence in Journalism�, carrying the highest cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh. The other categories are Rural Journalism, Developmental Reporting, Stree Shakti and Photo-Journalism, in which there are two sub-categories-Single News Picture and Photo Feature. These carry cash component of Rs. 50,000/- each. For more details and entry form, visit (http://presscouncil.nic.in: National Awards for Excellence in Journalism)

India Today's photographer gets photo of the year award

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Aug 23, 2012

India Today's photographer Mandar Deodhar has got an award given out by the Media Foundation of India for his photograph clicked while covering a massive fire at south Mumbai's Sara-Sahara shopping complex and Manish Market in January this year.

The photograph of a lone shopkeeper battling the fire has been adjudged as 'Picture of the Year.' It has been selected among the 6,500 entries by 200 photo journalists.

Deodhar will get Rs 75,000 at a function to be held in Mumbai in October. The jury comprising of award winning international photo journalists Pablo Bartholomew, Kevin Frayer and Arko Datta selected the Deodhar's photograph.

6 Indian journalists selected for German exchange project

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Aug 10, 2012

DW Akademie together with Germany’s Robert Bosch Stiftung has selected six Indian journalists, between the ages of 25 – 35, who will be heading to Germany in September for one-and-a-half months of journalistic and intercultural training.

Almost 150 journalists from all across India applied for this Meeting and Exchange Project.

The selected fellows are: Ashish K Mishra, who works for Forbes India in Mumbai as their principal correspondent; Sarah Abraham, a senior associate editor for You & I in Hyderabad. I; Chitravanshi, senior correspondent for the Business Standard in New Delhi; Idrees Lone, a freelancer and has covered conflict-related issues for both broadcast and print media (The Asian Age, NewsX, BBC) for several years from Srinagar; Charu Kartikeya, who is working with Lok Sabha TV in New Delhi; and Anjilee Istwal, a senior special correspondent for NDTV in New Delhi

Jamia's masscomm student wins Int'l Photography Contest

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, July 28, 2012

A mass communication student of Jamia Millia Islamia, Ahmed Kamal Saifi, has won an international photography competition, hosted by the BuTinah Island Photography 2011-12.

Saifi, who has passed out from AJK Mass Communication Research Centre of the university in 2012, has also been awarded $2,000.

The theme of the event was “Art of Conservation” in which his photograph was deemed to be the winning entry.

21,000 journalists to cover London Olympics

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, July 18, 2012

With less than two weeks to go before the Olympic Games, hordes of journalists are pouring into London from across the globe to cover the event. Around 21,000 journalists, photographers, cameramen and technicians will in fact be twice as numerous as the athletes they are covering, said an agency report.

The BBC, Britain’s official Olympic broadcaster, will offer up 2,500 hours of live coverage.
NBC, the Games’ broadcaster in the United States, has sent a 2,700-strong team to London to produce at least 5,500 hours of coverage across several channels. And in another first, its website is set to broadcast every sporting event live, said the report.

International news agencies, Agence France-Presse will deploy a multilingual team of around 150 text, photo and video journalists to the British capital, plus thirty journalists from its German subsidiary SID.

The US newswire Associated Press will have around 200 staff on the ground, while Yahoo!, the US website which aggregates news articles and agency dispatches, will send 26 journalists — 10 more than it sent to Beijing.

Entries invited for documantaries, short films

Media Hive News Network
Kolkata, July 11, 2012

The Kolkata Shorts Film Festival, scheduled to be held on August 19, 2012, is inviting entries for Short Films and Documentaries.

Entries are open for both students and professionals. Deadline: July 30, 2012.

For more details email at info.kolkata@miniboxoffice.com

Rajasthan govt identifies land for Journalism university

Media Hive News Network
Jaipur, June 22, 2012

The Rajasthan government has identifies land for Journalism university at the Knowledge Corridor in Renwal village in Jaipur.

It has directed the Jaipur Development Authority to allot the identified land to the proposed Mass Communication and Journalism University, the country's first state university dedicated to journalism.

The state government has issued Rs 10 crore for setting up of the university and is keen to make it fully operational before the assembly polls next year.The government had announced six universities in the state budget 2012.

 

Dhumal asks media industry to embrace positivism

Media Hive News Network
Shimal, June 4, 2012

Himachal Pradesh chief minister P K Dhumal has called upon the media to play an effective role in making a "value-based society" by encouraging positivism. Addressing the seminar titled 'Media Initiative for a Value Based Society' organised by Prajapita Brahmakumaris Ishwahriya Vishwa Vidyalaya here on Sunday.

Dhumal said mass media is the most potent and powerful change agent could play a pivotal role in practicing and popularising the age-old spiritual principles of peaceful, healthy harmonious and ecological coexistence and prevalent in ancient India's culture and civilization.

"The press has to be more credible and trustworthy to be capable of disseminating positive information, news and values to the people at large,"Dhumal said.

The Seminar is a part of institution's 17-day campaign undertaken by Media Wing of the institution in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab which would conclude in Pathankot on June 12, 2012. More than 100 journalists, media professionals representing print, electronic, cyber and promotional media are attending the Seminar.


STAR News to be called ABP News from June 1

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, May 30, 2012

The Hindi news channel STAR News will be called ABP News from June 01, 2012. Besides STAR News, the other two 24-hour news channels, STAR Ananda (Bengali) and STAR Majha (Marathi), owned by the Media Content and Communications (MCCS) – a joint venture between the Ananda Bazar Patrika Group and STAR India - will now on use its own brand name.

Bengali news channel STAR Ananda will be ABP Ananda and the Marathi news channel STAR Majha will be called ABP Majha.

MCCS has already launched a new logo for ABP News. It has also given advertisements in leading newspapers and portals showing the channels' star presenters/anchors.

STAR India Pvt Ltd and ABP have agreed to discontinue the Star brand affiliation with the MCCS. STAR wishes to focus on building their brand on their core business that is general entertainment.

While the core business of the ABP is news and it wishes to promote and establish its own brands in the broadcast news space through its subsidiary company - MCCS.

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The Hindu's journalist wins international essay contest

Media Hive News Network
Bangalore, April 19, 2012

The Hindu's journalist, Vikas Prakash Joshi, a sub-editor based in Bangalore, has won the Centre for International Private Enterprise's (CIPE) fourth annual essay writing competition for 2011. Joshi's essay, The world's youngest democracy: Empowering India's youth, won the first place in the “Democratic transitions” category.

The competition, which is open to people (age group of 18-30 years) all over the world, had around 500 entries in all. The essays are to be written only in English. Joshi's 2,986-word-essay (the word limit was 3000 words) was written over one-and-half months and dealt with the role of youth in democracy –— in civil society groups and political parties.

Maxim Media to unveil English lifestyle magazine for Muslims

Media Hive News Network
Mumbai, April 19, 2012

Maxim Media will launch an English monthly lifestyle magazine, titled Muallim, in May.According to the Mumbai-based media house, the magazine will be regular from May 2012 onwards.

Muallim, which means tutor, is being promoted as the first English language monthly lifestyle magazine for Muslims. It is targeted at Muslims who are well-versed with English. The print run of Muallim will be 3,000 copies and the price will be Rs 50.

Muallim will compete with Muslim magazines like Radiance, Islamic Voice, Milli Gazette, Eastern Crescent, Young Muslim Digest, Nation and the Workd and Eastern Post, etc.

STAR News is now ABP News

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, April 17, 2012

The Hindi news channel STAR News will be called ABP News. Besides STAR News, the other two 24-hour news channels, STAR Ananda (Bengali) and STAR Majha (Marathi), owned by the Media Content and Communications (MCCS) – a joint venture between the Ananda Bazar Patrika Group and STAR India - will now on use its own brand name.

Star's branding will cease to be broadcast on the three news channels run by the joint venture within four months. With STAR and Ananda Bazar Patrika (ABP) calling it a separation, MCCS will now be a 100% owned subsidiary of ABP Group.

NBS News inks news sharing pact with Africa's A24 Media

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, April 4, 2012

Africa's one of the largest media groups A24 Media has enterd into a partnership with NBS News in India. With this agreement, news coverage from the Indian sub-continent will be made available to emerging Africa. It will also create an opportunity for Indian broadcasters to access A24 Media’s coverage of the African continent.

NBS News, a PIB accredited video news agency, provides its video news service to many leading Indian and foreign broadcasters such as Zee News, Aaj Tak, UP News, Khabar Bharti, Haryana News, CNEB, RTV, Maurya TV, CCTV, China, Al Jazeera, Doha, A24 News, Kenya, Samoy News, Dhaka.

Call for Entries for KC Kulish Award in Print Journalism

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, March 24
, 2012

The Rajasthan Patrika Group invites entries for the 5th KC Kulish International Award for Excellence in Print Journalism. The annual award is aimed at recognizing outstanding contributions of journalists in upholding professional values as well as protecting and promoting ethics, the right and freedom of the people

The last date of submission of entries is March 31, 2012. This year's theme is Changemakers. Award: Citation and $11,000. E-mail: kckaward@epatrika.com; Phone: 0141-3005688. For eligibilty criteria and to apply. visit www.patrika.com/kckaward

Press Club Sets Up Awards for Excellence in Journalism

Manish Kumar
Media Hive News Network, March 22 , 2012

New Delhi: The Press Club (Mumbai) has announced its Awards for Excellence in Writing and Investigation, 2012, in different categories. Each of the categories of awards will carry a cash prize of Rs one lakh. The winning article/story will be awarded prize money of Rs 75,000 and a citation, while the runners-up will be awarded prize money of Rs 25,000 and a citation. Indian journalists residing anywhere in the country are eligible to apply for the awards. Entries must be sent by March 31, 2012.

The categories are: cricket writing; crime reporting; political story; business story; news story/report/ analysis of events related to entertainment and celebrities; story on health / environment and a lifetime achievement award for an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism

Entries are invited of articles that have been published on an established media platform (newspapers, magazines or websites) and that have been published in calendar year 2011. Entries must be sent by March 31, 2012 as a soft copy to manager@pressclubmumbai.com followed by a hard copy accompanied by a short CV and address of the journalist / author delivered to the Press Club office or posted to: The Manager, The Press Club, Mumbai, Glass House, Azad Maidan, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai 400 001 by April 7, 2012. The envelope/cover with the article must be marked 'Journalist Award'.

Entries invited for Simmi Marwaha young journalist award

Media Hive News Network
Chandigarh, March 8, 2012

Simmi Marwaha Memorial Charitable Trust has invited applications from young journalists for their outstanding work in the field of journalism.

The young journalist, who have done a fair resonsbilty in the field of journalism for the beterment of society, can send their work performance to the trust for 9th Young Journalist Simmi Marwaha Honour.

According to the manging trustee Rajinder Rosy, the award will be presented on April 3 at Chandigarh Press Club. Young journalists can submit their performance on smctindia5@gmail.com latest by March 25, 2012. For more information contact: 98722-03478,0172-2228629.

Nominations invited for Ramnath Goenka Awards

Manish Kumar
Media Hive News Network, March 3
, 2012

New Delhi: Ramnath Goenka Memorial Foundation invites nominations for Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2010 in various categories covering Print & Broadcast media (television). Completed entries should be submitted to The Express Group, Express Building, 9 & 10, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi 110 002, latest by 5:00 p.m. on April 16, 2012. The categories are:

JOURNALISM OF COURAGE:
The jury will pick a reporter, who had to face enormous challenges and risks in pursuit of a story. One award from both Print & Broadcast - The prize money for this category is 2,50,000/-

RAMNATH GOENKA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR Print & Broadcast - The prize money fo each category is 2,50,000/-

REPORTING FROM J&K AND THE NORTHEAST Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 1,00,000/-

HINDI Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 1,00,000/-

REGIONAL LANGUAGES Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 1,00,000/-

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING (Prize money: 1,00,000)

UNCOVERING INDIA INVISIBLE,(Prize money: 1,00,000)

BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC JOURNALISM (Prize money: 1,00,000)

ON-THE-SPOT REPORTING(Prize money: 1,00,000)

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (Prize money: 1,00,000)

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT COVERING INDIA (Prize money: 1,00,000)

COMMENTARY & INTERPRETATIVE WRITING (Prize money: 1,00,000)

BOOKS NON – FICTION (Prize money: 1,00,000)

CIVIC JOURNALISM (Prize money: 1,00,000)

For more details click here

Tehelka & The Week get awards for investigative journalism

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Feb 24
, 2012

Chief Editor of Tehelka Tarun Tejpal and Gunjan Sharma of The Week received the Excellence in Journalism Awards, instituted by the Indian chapter of the International Press Institute, for their investigative work.

Union information and broadcasting minister Ambika Soni presented the awards to the two journalists at a function here on Friday.

While The Week received an award for a story on sham medical and dental colleges that had no doctors, patients or facilities to award medical degrees to thousands of students by Gunjan Sharma, Tehelka’s Pushp Sharma’s story exposing the leadership of Shree Ram Sene agreeing to start a riot in exchange for payment in Karnataka won the prestigious award. The two magazines were awarded a trophy, citiation and a cheque worth Rs 1 lakh.

Speaking on the occasion, Soni said the government had no intention to control the mass media and was in favour of self-regulation by media organisations themselves.

The Photo That Wins World Press Photo Award 2011

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Feb
15, 2011

Spanish photographer Samuel Aranda won The World Press Photo Award 2011, which is considered to be the most prestigious award in the field of photojournalism. The winning photo (see left), which Aranda took in Yemen, shows a veiled woman holding an injured loved one in her arms.

The photo was taken in October 2011 in a mosque in Yemen's capital Sanaa. During the 2011-2012 Yemini uprising the mosque was transformed into a hospital for those opposing president Ali Abdallah Saleh. According to the jury, this photo perfectly portrays all that has happened during the Arab Spring, and also demonstrates the role played by women.

Hamid Ansari presents fifth Ramnath Goenka Awards

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Jan
17, 2011

Vice-President Hamid Ansari presented the fifth Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism to 32 journalists here on Monday.

The awards recognise outstanding work in journalism both in the print and electronic media in 2009. Udayan Mukherjee from CNBC-TV 18 won the Journalist of the Year (Broadcast) 2009 for his coverage of the financial crises while J Gopikrishnan from The Pioneer won the Journalist of the Year (Print) award for his investigative series on the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

The complete list of the awardees:

Prakash Kardalay Memorial Award for Civic Journalism to Tripti Lahiri, Tehelka.

Uncovering India Invisible award (print) to Maitreyee Handique, Mint

Uncovering India Invisible award (broadcast) to Shikha Trivedi, NDTV.

Reporting in Hindi award (print) goes to Anshuman Tiwari, Dainik Jagran.

Reporting in Hindi award (broadcast) to Hridayesh Joshi, NDTV India.

Film and Television Journalism (print) to Shubhra Gupta, The Indian Express and Sonal Kalra, HT City.

Film and Television Journalism (broadcast) to Archana Sharma, Lok Sabha TV.

Books, non-fiction (The Hindus – An Alternative History) to Wendy Doniger, Penguin.

Regional Languages award (print) to V P Regeena, Madhyamam Daily.

Regional Languages award (broadcast) to Prakash Noolvi, TV 9.

Sports (print) to G S Vivek, The Indian Express.

Sports (broadcast) to Anjali Doshi, NDTV.

Reporting from J-K and Northeast (print) to Teresa Rehman, Tehelka.

Reporting from J-K and Northeast (broadcast) to Arijit Sen, CNN-IBN.

Environmental Reporting (print) to Rahul Chandawarkar, DNA and Samanth Subramanian, Mint.

Environmental Reporting (broadcast) to Arti Dattatray Kulkarni, IBN-Lokmat.

Business and Economic journalism (print) to Puja Mehra, and Saumya bhattacharya, Business Today.

Business and Economic journalism (broadcast) to Shaili Chopra, ET NOW.

Foreign Correspondent (print) to Anuj Chopra (The National Newspaper and James Astill, The Economist.

Investigative Reporting (print) to The Indian Express, Mumbai Team.

Investigative Reporting (broadcast) to NDTV India.

On-the-spot Reporting (print) to Muzamil Jaleel to The Indian Express.

On-the-spot Reporting (broadcast) to Preeti Singh, CNN-IBN.

Commentary and Interpretative Writing award (print) to R Sukumar, Mint.

Reporting on Politics and Govt (print) to Maneesh Chibber, Indian Express and Sujith Nair, Malayala Manorama.

Reporting on Politics and Govt (broadcast) to Anubha Bhosle, CNN-IBN and Maya Mirchandani, NDTV.

Priya Chandrasekhar Memorial Award for excellence in reporting to Raghav Ohri,The Indian Express.

Sanjiv Sinha Memorial Award for excellence in editing to Daksh Panwar, The Indian Express.

Journalist of the Year Award (print) to J Gopikrishnan, The Pioneer.

Journalist of the Year Award (broadcast) to Udayan Mukherjee, CNBC-TV18

Times School of Journalism students get diplomas

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Jan
10, 2011

The 23 students of Times School of Journalism (2010-11 batch) received their diplomas on Sunday afternoon.

Before handing out post-graduate diploma in journalism to the students, commissioner of police B K Gupta, the chief guest at the ceremony, said, "Journalism is a tough profession. Journalists have no respite and they have to rush to places at odd hours. Moreover, advancement of electronic media has led to cutthroat competition in the industry."

The names of the medalists were announced - Esha Mahajan bagged the gold medal, Kashika Saxena won silver, and the bronze went to Sanjana Saksena.

MP journalism varsity to have Narada, & Patanjali chairs

Media Hive News Network
Bhopal, Jan
3, 2011

The National Journalism University in Madhya Pradesh has set up three different chairs in the name of three sages-- Narada, Bharat Muni and Patanjali -- to study "Indian Communication traditions".

"We have advertised for setting up a Bharat Muni Peeth, a Narad Muni Peeth and 'Patanjali Peeth'. The decision was taken by the university's academic council", an official spokesman of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National Journalism University said on Tuesday.

Narada, Bharat Muni and Patanjali are considered as great communicators. Narada Muni had a prominent profile in a number of puranic texts, especially in the Bhagvata puran and in the Ramayan.

Bharat was an ancient Indian dramatist who authored the Natya Shastra, a theoretical treatise of ancient India.

Patanjali, a famous grammarian, who wrote the commentary on Panini's Ashtadhyayi and complied the Yoga Sutras.

Call for papers for national seminar on journalism

Abhishek Kumar
Media Hive News Network, Dec 2, 2011

A UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on Journalism in the Age of New Media is scheduled to be held in Kolkata on January 10-11, 2012. Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Surendranath College for Women, which is organising the seminar in association with Calcutta University, has called for papers.

The national seminar will explore intersections between new media, journalism and technology in order to enhance understanding of the influence of information and communication technology, specially internet technology on traditional journalism.

Some of the suggested topics for papers include (but are not restricted to) the following:

Alternative journalism; Analyzing the relationship between new media and mainstream media; Best practices in online journalism; Business models for news; Challenges to journalism education; Changes in journalists’ professional identity; Changes in the relationship between journalists and the public; Changes in workflows and news production routines; Changing relationship between editors and reporters; Citizen journalism; Conflict of Interests in Journalism; Democratization of Communication; Digitization and journalism practice; Doing more with less resources; Education, ICT and Media; Ethical and legal issues related to globally accessible journalism; Ethical Issues in Journalism; Globalizing tendencies of Indian journalism; Human computer interaction; Innovative news formats; Inter-Media Rivalry; Internet and Participatory culture Marketization of news; Media Ecology; Media and Education; Media Literacy; New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques; Participatory journalism; Political Economy of ICTs; Politics of access and transparency in E-Governance; Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of new media; Qualitative and quantitative studies of new media; Social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.) and news Soft news, infotainment and political life; The commoditization of news; The effects of the changing nature of journalism on democracy; The impact of new technologies on reporting; The Implications of Cross Media Ownership ; Transnational journalism in India.

Abstracts Due: December 12, 2011
Full Papers Due: December 27, 2011
Seminar Dates: January 10-11, 2012
Registration Fee: Rs 500.
Venue: Gitanjali Auditorium, Kolkata
Mail: uspcalseminar@gmail.com

ONLINE SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

Please submit your abstracts and papers via the conference management system, EasyChair. Create a username and a password to access the system. Save your password since you will need it to access the system. Click the link
below to submit abstract online.
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=janm12

All accepted papers and abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.
For more details contact Uma Shankar Pandey (Seminar Convenor) at uspcalseminar@gmail.com (+919433180755)

S'pore institute offers scholarships to aspiring journalists

Abhishek Kumar
Media Hive News Network, Nov 28, 2011

Students who want to embark on a career in journalism now have an extra advantage. SAE Institute located in Singapore, has announced a competitive 50% scholarship for its 12-month Digital Journalism Diploma course. “Our exciting media journalism course is the first and only such accredited diploma available in Asia. To celebrate the one year anniversary of the inauguration of the course, we decided to offer a competitive scholarship that will help students of distinction to share their own voice with the world,” said Dennis Phee, GM, SAE Institute (S'pore Campus).

To qualify for selection, students accepted onto the course must submit an essay of not more than 1,000 words that answers the question “SAE Institute should offer me a 50% scholarship because….” Essays should address the student’s interest in becoming a new media journalist.

Applicants must have good academic and professional records and demonstrate interest in Digital Journalism. There is no bond or obligation for the applicants who are awarded with the scholarships.

Interested students, can send in application to The General Manager, Dennis Phee at p.dennis@sae.edu

Digital Journalism represents a convergence of reporting and technology that puts the power of broadcasting into your hands.

Dr William Gibson, Head of the Journalism Department, said SAE Institute’s Diploma of Digital Journalism course: “The 12-month course provides an all-inclusive study of journalism, incorporating a uniquely innovative approach that teaches a practical knowledge of digital technology and its adaptation to 21st century media development.”

The course is designed to prepare students for careers in journalism. Dr Gibson explained, “Our program offers students the chance to learn the fundamentals of journalism, plus the essentials of video, audio, and multimedia production, on an integrated course that will enable them to enter the workforce as media professionals.”

To find out more about the Digital Journalism Diploma, visit the website at :- http://singapore.sae.edu/en-gb/course_category/5743/Digital_Journalism

Established in Sydney, Australia in 1976, SAE Institute has since grown to become the largest creative media technology institute in the world, with 57 campuses worldwide.

The first Asian branch within SAE’s international network in 1989, SAE Institute brings 20 years of experience as the pioneer of creative media education in Singapore for both local and international students.

The institute is recognized for its diplomas and short courses in the fields of audio engineering, digital film, animation, games programming and multimedia. SAE Institute also offers accelerated bachelor degrees in media from Middlesex University.

TOI’s Literary Carnival to be held in Mumbai from Dec 2

Sangita Singh
Media Hive News Network, Nov 16, 2011

Mumbai Fully Booked, The Times of India’s Literary Carnival, at the historic Mehboob Studios will expand the boundaries of literature to include every thing that Mumbai loves.

To be held at Mehboob Studios from December 2 to 4, it will take literature out of its ivory tower and brings it into every day life.

The carnival will feature Mumbai's diverse interests and their intersection with books, an array of discussions, worshops and launches. Some of the world’s best writers -- Madhur Jaffrey, Sunil Khilnani, William Dalrymple, Mohsin Hamid, Anuja Chauhan, Vikram Chandra, Suhel Seth, Shobhaa De, Mohammed Hanif, Arun Shourie, Abhinav Bindra (who has just written his biography) and many more... -- will discuss provocative themes. The festival has been curated by Bachi Karkaria and Namita Devidayal

Aspiring authors will get tips on self publishing from the best in the business, Ashwin Sanghi and Amish Tripathi. There's also a workshop on writing great non-fiction.

In fact a slew of workshops make the Times of India Literary Carnival even more interactive. They include one on Tarot card reading and imaginative sessions for children on Saturday and Sunday.

The book launches will include the recent work of Abhinav Bindra, Arun Shourie, Jug Suraiya, Meenal Baghel and Vinod Mehta.

For detailed schedule of the carnival, click What's Up

Inclusive Media Fellowships for Journalists 2011

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Sept 13, 2011

Inclusive Media for Change, a CSDS-based initiative that runs a clearing house of ideas, information and alternatives on India’s rural crises (www.im4change.org), invites applications for media fellowships for journalists in English and Hindi for 2011. Application deadline is September 30, 2011.

The ideal candidates would be willing to spend two to three weeks with rural communities and write series of stories or make radio/ TV programmes on grassroots issues that require wider coverage and policy debates. The fellowship duration is three to six weeks and the amount is Rs. 150,000 including travel and incidental expenses.

The applications should include a cover letter and the candidate’s CV (strictly within 3 A4 pages) along with the following:

1. A clearly defined project proposal not to exceed 500 words

2. A break up of at least 5 story ideas based on the project proposal (within 200 words)

3. A rough break-up of travel/ boarding requirements (within Rs. 55,000)

4. Two samples of published work (or Radio/TV programmes) in English or Hindi

5. A supporting letter from the editor assuring leave for 4 weeks and agreeing to use the fellowship output in the publication
(Free lancers must procure a supporting letter from the editor of a publication/ channel agreeing to use the fellowship output)

6. A letter of recommendation about the candidate’s past record, journalistic abilities and suitability for the project.

Send your completed application and CV in Microsoft Word format along with scanned copies of your clippings to the following email address:
im4change.csds@gmail.com (write "Inclusive Media Fellowship 2011" in the subject line.)
For more details click here

Entry invited for KC Kulish International Award 2010

Abhishek Kumar
Media Hive News Network, Sept 9, 2011

Rajasthan Patrika invites entries for the fourth KC Kulish International Award for Excellence in Print Journalism for the year 2010. The annual award, in memory of Karpoor Chandra Kulish, founder of the group, recognizes outstanding efforts by teams of journalists working in daily newspapers globally to promote rights and freedom for better quality of life. It gives a cash prize of US$11,000 and a medal and certificate to each team member.

The news/ campaigns published between 1st January, 2010 - 31st December, 2010 shall be eligible to apply for this year's award.

The award theme for this year is 'Crusade against Corruption'. Reports/campaigns effectively launching crusade against corruption in any sector shall be accepted as entries from across the globe and evaluated on the parameters of thematic relevance, research element, team work, and impact by a panel of jury. Entries can be submitted by September 30, 2011.

The KC Kulish award -2009 was conferred to the African newspaper from Ghana on the theme of 'Inclusive Development''. The team was awarded by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in a grand ceremony held at Delhi this year. For more details e-mail: kshipra.mathur@epatrika.com or click below
.http://www.patrika.com/kckaward/

Aroon Purie wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Aug 29, 2011

India Today Group's Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie has been honoured with the eNBA 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. The President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Rajya Sabha MP, Karan Singh, gave away the award to Purie and other talents from the electronic media at a function here on Saturday. NDTV 24x7 and CNN-IBN picked up five awards each; Aaj Tak and Headlines Today, affiliates of Mail Today, got two awards.

After receiving the award, Purie, who has 37 years in journalism behind him, said he believed he still had some way to go in the media industry.

"I feel I really don't deserve this award because I still regard myself as a work in progress. But who can argue with an eminent jury so I am grateful and happy to receive this award on such a momentous day," Purie said.

Smitha Nair of CNN-IBN won the Young Professional of the Year; UTV Bloomberg's Siddhartha Ghosh won News Producer of the Year and also picked up the prize for the Best Business Programme. NDTV Group CEO Vikram Chandra picked up the award for Best English News Channel. The News Television Editor-in-Chief of the Year award went to Marathi channel IBN-Lokmat's Nikhil Wagle. the award for the Best Continuing Coverage by a Reporter went to Gaurav Sawant and Shiv Aroor for their stories from Libya for Aaj Tak.

Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of The Indian Express, was the chairperson of the exchange4media National Broadcasting Awards (eNBA 2011) jury.

The complete list of award winners:

Programming Awards
Best Current Affairs Programme – Aajcha Awaal, IBN Lokmat

Best Business Programme – Debt to Life, Bloomberg UTV

Best Talk Show – In Conversation with Saeed Naqvi, NewsX

Best In-depth Series – Dantewada Massacre, NDTV 24x7

Best In-Show Graphics – Sports Quarter, Headlines Today

Best News Coverage – National – Documentary ‘Janbaaz Parinde’, NDTV India

Best News Coverage – International – Road to Jaffna, NDTV 24x7

Personality Awards:
Best Anchor – Nidhi Razdan, NDTV 24x7

Best Spot News Reporting – Suhasini Haidar, CNN-IBN

Best Continuing Coverage by a Reporter – Gaurav Sawant (Libya Uprising), Aaj Tak

Best Video Editor – Arif Patel, CNN-IBN

Best News Producer – Siddharth Ghosh (In Focus), Bloomberg UTV

Best Public Service Campaign for a Brand by a News Channel – Save Our Tigers Telethon, NDTV 24x7

Best Website – ibnlive.com, CNN-IBN

Overall Excellence Awards:
Young Professional of the Year – Editorial – Smitha Nair, CNN-IBN

News Channel of the Year (English) – NDTV 24x7

News Channel of the Year (Indian language) – Star News

News Television CEO of the Year – N Dilip Venkatraman, CNN-IBN

News Television Editor-in-Chief of the Year – Nikhil Wagle, IBN Lokmat

Lifetime Achievement Award – Aroon Purie, India Today Group

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Indian Express launches debate platform 'Express Adda'

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Aug 23, 2011

The Indian Express Group has recently started a new initiative, 'Express Adda', a platform where eminent people from different field of life come together to discuss and debate in an informal way, issues that are burning and puts an impact on the country.

According to Indian Express Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, the idea of Express Adda is a Bengali-French concept and it will get people to talk and discuss issues and topics in a very informal way.

Express Adda will be held monthly and the main objective of organising such event is to avoid boring formal discussions.

The first debate of Express Adda was held at Olive at the Qutub in Delhi on August 19, 2011. The guest speaker at the occasion was Sir Martin Sorell, the Chief Executive of UK-based leading advertising and communications group WPP who expressed his views on issues such as corruption, economy and Anna Hazare's current protest.

Besides Shekhar Gupta, screenwriter, columnist and ad-man Prasoon Joshi, Star India CEO Uday Shankar and prominent people from the corporate, media, arts and entertainment fields were present on the occasion.

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Big B visits Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication

Media Hive News Network
Mumbai, Aug 10, 2011

Actor Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday visited the Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Lavale, and addressed the students.

He said the future of the nation is in the hands of the youth. “When I go abroad, people say India is a third world country. I want India to be called a first world country. I want India to be called a developed country, not a developing country. The youth of the nation is responsible for how and where they take the country,” he said.

Bachchan visited the campus along with Aarakshan director Prakash Jha, actors Deeepika Padukone and Prateik Babar to promote the film.

Masscom students participated at 'Aarakshan' debate

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Aug 8, 2011

Journalism & Mass Communication students of JaganNath Institute Management Sciences (JIMS) participated at a debate on “Aarakshan”, director Prakash Jha’s upcoming movie.

Organised at India Islamic Cultural Centre by STAR TV, the students debate on Mandal Commission, reservation in education and government jobs. Speaking on the occasion Nirmal Bhatnagar, Dean, Dept. of Mass Communication, JIMS, said, “JIMS takes pride in participating in today’s debate. We believe in providing our students the best of the opportunities to learn from and display their talent. Debates such as these help in spreading awareness about the serious issues through agenda setting function of mass media. Also, they provide an opportunity to students to develop their mental faculties. Informed students, in future, can bring about healthy changes in the country’s set up and contribute in making India the world’s best democracy.”

The educational institute’s association with “Aarakshan” goes a step beyond today’s debate and participation of JIMS’ students in it. The Associate Director of this film (Mr. Karan Talwar) was a former student (Batch 2003-06) at the Department of Mass Communication at JIMS.

The Fourth Estate: A Watchdog or A Hound?

Mumbai, Aug 8, 2011

The profusion of TV channels and publications in India have led to a media explosion and brought a new urgency to the speed and quality of governance and decision-making as journalists are constantly stepping on the gas, Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of The Indian Express, said on Thursday.

Journalism has led to a dramatic expansion of the public sphere, effectively intervened in public debates and worked as a force multiplier for institutions and branches of government.

But this phenomena has also triggered high levels of noise,sensationalism, dumbing down of news and a lack of adequate
gatekeeping, leading to a steady erosion of credibility and threatening the very basic role of the media as a watchdog and a hound in a democracy, he said.

“The problem is not with the normative question of whether the Fourth Estate should be a watchdog or a hound, but in the way in which it assumes the role of a watchdog or a hound,” Gupta said, delivering the 17th Lalit Doshi Memorial Lecture on ‘The Fourth Estate: A Watchdog or A Hound?’ at the YB Chavan Centre Auditorium in Mumbai.

Recalling the time when he entered journalism in the mid-1970s when Indian journalism was passing through one of its fiercest, yet finest,phases, Gupta said it was a time when “being the watchdog and the hound wasn’t a question to debate, it was the hallmark of excellence in our profession”.

“But today, the watchdog and the hound are barking their heads off every half-an-hour, as if their tails were perpetually on fire. The race for TRPs and higher revenues has also forced newspapers and TV channels to cut corners on fairness, accuracy and objectivity,” Gupta said, citing some recent news reports as examples. (Courtesy: Indian Express)

Journalist Simmi Marwaha’s death case: Accused gets 2-yr jail

Media Hive News Network
Chandigarh, July 29, 2011

A Chandigarh court has awarded two years imprisonment to Gurjit Singh in connection with the death of journalist Simmi Marwaha in March 2003.

Simmi died in an accident when a rashly driven bus hit her scooter near the sector 43 roundabout here. She died on the spot. Later, the police registered an FIR against driver Gurjit Singh and arrested him.

New Voices Fellowship for Screenwriters announced

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, July 25, 2011

An initiative of the Asia Society India Centre, New Voices Fellowship for Screenwriters (NVFS) has been announced. The fellowship aims to identify and support a group of six talented independent screenwriters to develop their feature film scripts with guidance from eminent filmmakers and screenwriters. The selected fellows will receive a stipend of Rs 1,00,000.

The fellowship will select six screenwriters from across India for a year-long fellowship. The selected fellows will have the opportunity to work with eminent screenwriters to develop their scripts and attend two five-day workshops and produce one finished script. Each participant will receive a regular mentoring from noted screenwriters/ directors towards the completion of the feature script.

Writers from across the country can submit their original stories before August 31, 2011 by logging on to www.asiasociety.org/centers/india. Time Warner is the founding sponsor of the fellowship.

‘Lobbyists, govt, corporate, media: A dangerous liaison’

Media Hive News Network
Pune, July 25, 2011

Pune's Media Information & Communication Centre of India (MICCI) and RTI Forum for Instant Information organised a conference on ‘Lobbyists, government, corporate, media: A dangerous liaison’ here on Friday.

The two-day conference was held in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), a Germany-based non-profit political foundation. Speaking at the conference, former Indian Administrative Officer officer and educationist, Avinash Dharmadhikari said most democratic institutions in India, including the media, suffer from lack of credibility.

According to Dharmadhikari, “Media needs to be an independent entity. But with time and pressure, it is turning out to be more of a product.”

Senior media advisor of FES, Rajeshwar Dayal, said a journalist should not be identified with the government. “The recent Radia tapes controversy revealed the role of lobbyists in politics and the role the media played in it. Media should play a key role in strengthening the democracy of the country,” he said.

Director of MICCI, Nandini Sahai, said media’s association with lobbyists and government puts a question mark on the existence of free press. “Media, instead of being a broker, should be objective and bring the government’s mistakes and failures to the forefront. Credibility is the only weapon that a journalist should possess,” she said.

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St Aloysius College news bulletin to complete one year

Media Hive News Network
Bangalore, July 11, 2011

Campus Eye, the weekly news bulletin being produced by the department of mass communication of St Aloysius College, is all set to celebrate its first anniversary having produced nearly 50 episodes.

The bulletin is aired by a popular cable TV channel, which covers Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts since August 2010.

Students of Master in Communication and Media Studies (MCMS), who take up the responsibilities of producer, reporter, cameraperson, editor and anchor cover seminars, workshops, fests, elections, farewell parties, felicitations, competitions and other events especially students activities both inside and outside the campus.

Editworks School announces scholarship

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, July 10, 2011

Editworks School of Mass Communication has announced the setting up of the Vivek Dayal Memorial Scholarship for students desiring to pursue a career in Mass Communication & Animation from the institution.

According to the institute the scholarship has been set up with the intension of addressing and encouraging the aspirations of young aspirants for whom finance is a constraint.

Five merit based scholarships of Rs. 20,000/- each have been instituted to facilitate and encourage deserving students to cover the tuition fee.

Applications for Scholarships are to be made in the prescribed form available at the Reception Counter of the Institute at C – 56/12, Sector – 62, NOIDA.
Last date of Submission of form: July 26. For further details you can log on to www.vivekdayal.org or call at 9899169001.

Punjab govt announces award for exposing female foeticide

Media Hive News Network
Chandigarh, June 27, 2011

Embarrassed by the poor sex ratio, Punjab government on Sunday announced an award for any journalist or non-journalist who expose female foeticide through a sting operation.

Health Minister Satpal Gosain said this is being done in order to eradicate the social evil of female foeticide from Punjab region and to improve the sex ratio.

According to the health department's scheme "Save Girl Child", any journalist or commoner, who will initiate sting operation will be awarded Rs 50,000/-

Punjab has a sex ratio of 893 females per 1,000 males, one of the worst among states in the country.

Application invited for Prabha Dutt Fellowship for scribes

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, June 23, 2011

The Sanskriti Foundation (www.sanskritifoundation.org) has invited applications for its annual Prabha Dutt Fellowship in Journalism from young women who wish to investigate and research on any topic of contemporary relevance.

The Fellowship carries a grant of Rs 1,00,000/- including travel expenses. The work can be executed in Hindi, English or any Regional Language. The duration of the Fellowship will be ten months.

The Fellowship is only open to women who are Indian Nationals in the age group of 25 to 40. It is exclusively for print journalists. The Fellows will be required to publish a stipulated number of articles in established publications. The Fellow may work on a book or monograph for subsequent publication within the given time frame.

All candidates must mail their CV and short synopsis of their project proposal to the address given below. Last date for submitting applications is August 31, 2011. E-mailed applications should be followed by a hard copy.
For any further clarifications, contact:
Sanskriti Pratishthan C-11 Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016
Tel : 011- 2696-3226, 2652- 7077
E-mail : fellowships@sanskritifoundation.org

Also See: A list of all Indian/International Fellowship in Journalism

At Times NIE workshop, students turn journalists

Media Hive News Network
Pune, June 21, 2011

Around 30 students from different schools participated in the Times NIE eight-day summer training workshop in Pune. It was organized to give them an idea of the various elements that combine for the successful running of a newspaper.

According to a TOI report, in the first five days that focused on editorial activities, students were taught reporting, editing and page-layout.

The students were also taken to the office of Radio Mirchi where they saw how a radio office operates. According to the report, Sarah Naik, a std IX student of Sardar Dastur Nosherwan Girls High School, said, "When my teachers told me I had to attend a workshop, I imagined yet another boring summer activity. But I was wrong. When I entered the conference room at the Times House, the very look of the place gave me a positive feeling. I felt elated when I was selected as the reporter, and I actually felt like one. The discussion on various topics were lively and as the days passed, our writing skills improved. I learnt how to write reports, reviews, interview people, copy edit and many other things. The best part of the whole workshop was the visit to Radio Mirchi. At the end of it all, I felt transformed into a professional journalist. I now look forward to seriously taking up journalism."

Janmejay Keskar, student of Kalmadi Shamrao School, Aundh, said, "I never knew a newspaper office worked 24 hours in a day. It was amazing to see the different departments coordinated with each other at different hours in a day. This workshop helped me learn a lot. The visit to Radio Mirchi was fun. Now I have a lot to share with my classmates."

PG Diploma Course in Media & Disability Communication

Media Hive News Network
Mumbai, June 16, 2011

Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, (AYJNIHH), Mumbai (www.ayjnihh.nic.in), in collaboration with Department of Communication, University of Mumbai offers one-year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Media & Disability Communication, (PGDMDC), specializing in ‘Accessible Media Programs and Universal Design’ for careers in the media industry.

During the one-year course the students can learn to make various types of accessible media programs & products. They will have “hands on” experience in making short films in accessible format and learn how to increase the market of the digital media, through captioning, audio-description, Indian Sign Language (ISL) and accessible website creation etc.

To the students of this course, AYJNIHH & DCJ of University of Mumbai offers internet facility, professional video camera, editing facilities and expert teaching. Fees are Rs.19,000/- (for those not availing hostel facility) and Rs.31,600/ (for those availing hostel facility). Eligibility criteria are a Diploma or Degree in Journalism/Communication or Public Relations course with 50% marks.

Candidates who have appeared for their final examinations can also apply. Last date for application has been extended to 30th August 2011. For course details contact: 022-26409465/09869993833. For more details e-mail at pjmathewmartin@yahoo.co.in

See Also: List of institutes/colleges offering journalism/media course

DU Watch: Admission alert for media courses for 2011-12

DU Admission Helpline Numbers: North Campus: 27662507, 27662508 ; South Campus: 24116752, 24116753

Journalist Binoo K John's novel hits the stand

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, May 26, 2011

Journalist Binoo K John, who has worked with many media organisations such as Mail Today, India Today and IANS, has made a debut as novelist with the launch of 'The Last Song of Savio De Souza on Wednesday

A novel --'The Last Song of Savio De Souza -- based on a saga of life and loss, set among the Christian communities inhabiting the southern tip of the country during the 2004 tsunami, has hit the stands on Wednesday.

Real challenge is to go behind the news: Kuldip Nayar

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, May 11, 2011

Speaking at the convocation of the first batch of students of the International Media Institute of India (IMII) at the India International Centre on Tuesday, veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar said journalists today are merely writing what the establishment dished out to them as press notes while the real challenge is to go behind the news.

Nayar described journalists who do not delve into the issue and were confined only to their offices as "babus". "Today," he regretted, "they make their reports from press notes."

He later presented awards and certificates to 27 students of the first batch of IMII.

IE, Pioneer journalists, among others get Simmi Marwaha Honour

Media Hive News Network
Chandigarh, April 4, 2011

Simmi Marwaha Memorial Charitable Trust, an NGO, has honoured five journalists for their extraordinary works in the field of journalism. Those who received the award at a function held at Candigarh Press Club on Sunday are Bhumika Kalam (special corspondent, Bhopal Peoples Samachar), Alok Singh (The Pioneer, Chandigarh), Vikram Joy (principal photographer, Indian Express, Chandigarh), Dilip Kumar Jha (owner, www.darbari lal.com owner) and Tejinder Singh Luthra (Punjab University’s mass com topper).

 

Besides others, the trust’s managing trustee poetess Rajinder Rosy and Mohali Press Club president M C Majit Kaur were present at the function.

Simmi Marwaha Memorial Charitable Trust honours journalists every year in the memory of journalist Simmi Marwaha, who died in a road accident in Chandigarh in 2003.It had invited entries for 8th Young Journalist Simmi Marwaha Honour early last month.

Manorma School of Communication invites application

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, April 1, 2011

Manorma School of Communication, Kottayam (Kerala) invites application for its 10th PG Diploma course in print journalism.

The selection will be based on an entrance test to be held in Delhi, Mumbai,Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore on May 21, and an interview in Kottayam in July 2011. For more details visit www.manoramajschool.com or e-mail: info@manoramajschool.com

(To see the list of more institutes/colleges offering journalism/mass communication course click here

Makhanlal Chaturvedi University launches research journal

Media Hive News Network
Bhopal, March 17, 2011

Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal, has converted its quarterly journal Media Mimansa into a refereed research journal. Its issue (Vol. 4, No.1) has been well received in all circles - academic, professional, research and opinion-builders.

Media Mimansa, in its new form, will fulfill a strongly felt need for an authentic publication that showcases the research being carried out in India and abroad in the fields related to various media communication and computer applications. Teachers, researchers and students have welcomed it as the new UGC guidelines have made it mandatory that only those research publications will be considered for appointments and promotions which are published in refereed journal. Media Mimansa has also obtained ISSN Number.

Editorial Board: Editor - Prof. B.K. Kuthiala, Vice Chancellor; Members - Devesh Kishore, Kiran Thakur, Sunil K. Behera, D.S. Poornananda, Mohanmeet Khosla, C.P. Agrawal, Shri Kant Singh, Pavitra Shrivastav, Dev Vrat Singh, Ranjan Singh, Monika Verma; Language Editors - C.K. Sardana (English) and Raghvendra Singh (Hindi).

For details contact Prof. C.K. Sardana on 09893556483, (Landline 0755-2554910), email: mediamimansa.mcu@gmail.com

Panos South Asia invites application for media fellowships

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, March 12, 2011

Panos South Asia, an independent non-profit organization specialising in communication, is accepting media fellowships on tobacco industry. It invites Indian print and electronic media journalists to apply for a fellowship to research the political economy and socio-cultural framework of tobacco use, with a special focus on the Bidi industry, tobacco taxation and smokeless tobacco. The last date for applying for the fellowship is March 31, 2011. The fellowship will run from April to October 2011. Selected Fellows will be provided support by a panel of experts and awarded a grant of $2000 plus a budget for travel and research.

Send bio data at George@panossouthasia.org with the following:

Up to five samples of published/broadcast work on health/development issues.
A 500-word piece indicating how they wish to approach the fellowship.
Two references from persons known to the applicant professionally.

Application can also be send to Panos Institute (India), 2nd Floor, D-302, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024. Applications should be marked “Media Fellowships on the Tobacco Industry”.

Entries invited for Young Journalist Simmi Marwaha Honour

Media Hive News Network
Chandigarh, March 9, 2011

Simmi Marwaha Memorial Charitable Trust is inviting entries for 8th Young Journalist Simmi Marwaha Honour. Young journalists, who have done a fair responsibility in the field of journalism for betterment of the society, can send their work performance at smctindia5@gmail.com

According to the managing trustee Rajinder Rosy, the trust will organize the honour day on April 3 at Chandigarh Press Club.The trust is an NGO, which has started Young Journalist Simmi Marwaha Honour in the memory of journalist Simmi Marwaha, who died in a road accident in Chandigarh in 2003. For more info contact: 98722-03478; 0172-2228629

Programs Leading to Empowerment and Advocacy unveiled

Media Hive News Network
New Delhi, Jan 31, 2011

The youth from different sections of the society, mainly from University of Delhi and Jamia Millia Islamia, have started a non-governmental organistion (NGO) called Programs Leading to Empowerment and Advocacy (PLEA).

Shedding light on the mission of the NGO, its gneral scretary Saiful Islam said, “As we started working, we found that most NGOs run shops in the name. So, a group of young professionals and like-minded people, have come together to work for the vulnerable section of the society. At present, we are focused on educating those children who are marginalized and are lacking in opportunities to get proper education.”

Explaining the reason why the organization aimed at providing education, he said that education is the base for empowerment of any society. It is the only means by which we can serve people in a better way. Educated youth can ensure formation of a healthy society and a prosperous nation. “We are not focused on a particular community, but our target is to bring all weaker and deprived sections of the society in the main stream of education,” he said.

The NGO (www.pleango.org) has been primarily started from Shaheen Bagh, a south-eastern locality of Delhi, and will be expanded to interiors of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Aasma Fayaz, Program officer, said: “We are committed to expand our activities in Bihar by the end of this year and start at least three centers in different districts of the state.”

The NGO was inaugurated on Sunday by Naiyarul Islam, former public prosecutor of Siwan. For further details contact at: info@pleango.org, or 8750717518

NDTV announces broadcast training programme

New Delhi, Jan 13, 2011: NDTV has announced broadcast training programme for 2011. Applications are invited for April and August sessions. The applicants should be graduate and below 28 years. For details visit www.ndtvmi.com (phone: 011-66176250)

MassCoMedia offers new courses

Noida, Jan 10, 2011: MassCoMedia, the new-age communication institute, has introduced a revamped Masters course in Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing (MAPR), commencing January 2011. The institute is seeking applicants for admission to this programme and also to its flagship Masters courses in TV Production, Direction and Broadcast Journalism (MTV) and Diploma in TV Production (DTV)--both one year--as well as a certificate course in Event Management.

As part of the one-year MAPR programme, students will intern with reputed advertising agencies, public relations firms and media houses for three months in the final term. The institute will also train students in selling ‘space for newspapers, magazines and the electronic media, including the Internet and web portals’. The MAPR course encompasses an intensive curriculum and trains students for engagements in the advertising, marketing, print, radio, online and television industry. The eligibility for the MAPR and MTV courses is graduation, while for the DTV programme the minimum qualification is 10+2.

MassCoMedia, now in its fourth academic year with more than 300 media students at its Noida campus, has been successful in finding placements for many of its students who are now with reputed TV channels, advertising agencies, publications and media houses. MassCoMedia also offers undergraduate and post graduate media courses approved by UGC.

The institute has state-of-the art infrastructure with industry-standard studios, non-linear editing suites, a radio studio and modern equipment to train students in a professional setting.

PG Diploma in Communication & Media at SNDT Women's University

Mumbai, Dec 21, 2010: SNDT Women's University offers one-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Communication & Media at its Juhu campus in Mumbai and Masters in Communication Media for Children (two-year Masters degree) at its Pune Campus. The admissions begin by March and usually the last date is June 30. The academic year is July to June and both the programmes have semester exam pattern and internship as a part of the programme. There are 20 seats in Diploma programme and 15 in Masters programme. Diploma details are on www.dpsrhomescience.org . Masters is offered at the College of Home Science at Kurve Road, SNDT Pune Campus.

WLCI organises MassFest 2101

Mumbai, Dec 19, 2010: Students of mass media from Mumbai colleges attended MassFest '10, the first of a series of workshops organized by WLCI (Mumbai) to celebrate 10 years of their presence in Mumbai. MassFest '10 was conducted by the faculty of WLCI Mumbai. The Industry-Mentor for the day was Himanshu Lakhwani , an alumnus of WLCI and London School of Printing, winner of various prestigious awards such as the British Council award for Design, among others, and currently Art Director, Conde Nast India Pvt. Ltd. The students competed for the Best Campaign, Best Media Innovation and Best Presentation awards with interesting demonstrations.

The Caravan-Panos South Asia announces fellowship

August 6, 2010:To encourage in-depth coverage of important topics in South Asia, The Caravan and Panos South Asia have announced a fellowship programme for print journalists. Applications are invited from journalists and writers with over five years relevant experience to work either on a freelance basis over a few months, or full-time for five weeks on a single assignment.

The selected candidates will be known as The Caravan-Panos South Asia Special Assignment Fellows, and will be awarded up to Rs 80,000, inclusive of expenses, for their contributions.The last date for applying to the special assignment fellowship is September 30 , 2010.

This project aims to strengthen enterprise reporting. This means digging up stories other reporters haven’t found yet or significantly advancing stories that have been covered, but not in magazine depth. Selected articles will be considered for publication in The Caravan, a narrative journalism magazine published by Delhi Press, India’s leading magazine publisher.

The project is in partnership with Panos South Asia, part of a worldwide family of Panos Institutes, which encourage and facilitate public discourse on a wide range of issues.The candidates must submit a one-page resume, detailing work/educational experience and contact numbers of two references, a maximum of two published articles to demonstrate the ability to write long, discursive pieces and a detailed pitch of one or two ideas, describing what is new and enterprising about it or why it is important, why is it timely. Each pitch should not exceed 500 words. 

The applicants can e-mail applications with all the attachments to caravan.panos@gmail.com. They can send them by post to Vinod K Jose, Deputy Editor, The Caravan magazine, Delhi Press, E3, Jhandewala, Delhi, 110 055.

Hinduja to start 2-yr masters course in communication & journalism

New Delhi, Aug 15, 2010: Hinduja College is one of the first colleges to start a two-year masters course in communication and journalism, which is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The course will offer 60 seats and follow the varsity’s curriculum. There will be an entrance test and group discussion for admissions.  Institutes such as Sophia Polytechnique and Xavier’s Institute of Communication offer post-graduate diplomas, but they are autonomous.

MASC starts media courses

Chennai, July 19, 2010: Media Arts and Science College (MASC), a college dedicated for Media Education at Neelankarai, Chennai, has launched postgraduate and diploma courses in mass communication, journalism and advertising, in collaboration with Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, and University of Wales, Newport.

The two programmes include M.Sc. in journalism, mass communication and advertising (two-year duration) and diploma in journalism, mass communication and advertising (one-year duration).

The eligibility criterion for the PG programme is a related undergraduate degree. For the diploma programme, students who have completed Class X or XII can apply. The tie-up with the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and the University of Wales is to enable accredited degree programmes, syllabus-sharing, guest lectures from eminent personalities of these universities, classes by trained faculty and dual certification (course completion certificate by both the universities).

The fees for the diploma and the PG programmes are Rs. 1,10,000 and Rs. 2,50,000, respectively. For further details visit its website www.masc.asia

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IndiaCan & NDTV Worldwide launch a programme in broadcast journalism in India

New Delhi, July 15, 2010: IndiaCan and NDTV Worldwide has decided to launch a programme in broadcast journalism across the country.

NDTV Worldwide, part of the NDTV Group, and lifestyle television and IndiaCan have entered into an arrangement to introduce a broadcast journalism training programme that enhances the strengths of both partners
IndiaCan is a joint venture between Educomp, the country’s largest education company, and Pearson, an international media company.

One of the highlights of the programme will be an internship with NDTV awarded to the top-performing candidates
 
According to Sanjay Nigam, CEO of the NDTV Media Institute, the success of the courses under the NDTV Media Institute will give them a huge leveraging platform to expand the training course across India.

Contact e-mail for details: aartil@ndtv.com

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Workshop on citizen journalism in Assam, AP, Nagaland, Mizoram

Guwahati, July 5, 2010: Foundation for People Empowerment, Guwahati in association with Mahiti, Bangalore (www.mahiti.org) and Panos Institute South Asia, Guwahati, is organising workshops on Citizen Journalism in various places in Eastern India in July. Its objective is to give introduction and hands-on experience of new media tools to grass root activists.

Contact person is Babul Gogoi, Phone: +91-9613222362, +91-9868182079
Email: training@fpe.net.in (Website: www.fpe.net.in)

Event calendar:

15 July: Dimapur, Nagaland (Contact: Akum Longchari, Editor, The Morung Express, Dimapur - morung@gmail.com. Phone: 9862573587)

16-17 July: Jakhama, Nagaland (Contact: Dr Abraham Lotha, Vice Principal, St. Joseph's College: 9436831695, stjosephc@gmail.com)

19-20 July: Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh (Contact: Centre for Cultural Research & Documentation (CCRD), Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh. Phone: 0360-2247201, Email: ccrd.mail@gmail.com)

23-24 July: Aizawl, Mizoram (Contact: Lalthan Zami - 9862380306,ltzami@yahoo.co.in)

26-27 July: Agartala, Tripura (Contact: "Dr. Sreelekha Ray, Executive Director, Voluntary Health Association of Tripura, Circuit House Area, P.O. Kunjaban, Agartala, Tripura. Te: 0381-2300482, Email:vha_tripura@rediffmail.com)

30 July: Diphu, Assam (Contact: Ranjan Engti - 9854535057,daengticode@gmail.com)

Mumbai to host certificate course in citizen journalism

Mumbai, July 1, 2010: Those interested in practicing citizen journalism in India are invited to participate in a two-month citizen journalism course in Mumbai. Classes begin August 1. Deadline: July 15, 2010.

The program will be conducted every Saturday morning at the Journalism Mentor Center at Andheri East. It is being held by the Journalism Mentor Foundation for Excellence in Journalism. There is a registration fee of Rs. 3000 (US$64).

For more information visit http://www.journalism.org.in/citizenjournalism.html

MBA in media & entertainment

New Delhi, June 21, 2010: The The Indian media and entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world and is poised to grow from a current Rs 58,000 crore to Rs 1,05,200 crore sector by 2013. In the next five years, this industry will have a major demand for skilled manpower, which means there will be a range of opportunities in the various branches of the media and entertainment industry. Presently, this industry is suffering from an acute shortage of managers who have industry knowledge and experience.

GEMS Business School-Bangalore has introduced a two-year MBA in Media and Entertainment backed by Network 18 in association with 24x7 learning. The course covers the small screen industry, film industry and music industry, to mention a few.
 This two-year full-time MBA programme is offered by GEMS (in affiliation with Annamalai University — an 81 year old, UGC-recognised university). During the course, in addition to general management subjects like organisational behaviour, principles of management, organisational development, business communication, financial accounting, quantitative techniques, business law, marketing management and managerial economics in the first year, students will study media-related subjects like media management, media business, sound production and music industry management, event management and stage production, film and TV production programming management, etc in the second year. As students will also be studying the use of digital media, a free laptop will be given to each of them.

The curriculum for this programme is designed with content from CNBC TV 18 and Harvard Business Publishing and delivered by industry leaders and faculty members from IIMs, among others.

The MBA programme offers students with internship and placement opportunities with one of the Network 18 group companies like CNN, IBN, Colors, Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, IBN7, CNBC and FORBES. As subjects related to media and entertainment cannot be studied through classroom lectures alone, students will be exposed to the modus operandi of various media houses in and around the city through frequent visits.

At the end of two years, students will not only get an MBA in Media and Entertainment from Annamalai University, but will also be awarded a postgraduate diploma.

GEMS B-school is also the University Academy Partner of SAP. All students enrolling for the Global MBA in media and entertainment or other courses of GEMS B-school will be eligible to take up any of the SAP programmes.

For details, contact GEMS B-school, Mysore Maharaja Institute of Higher Education, Bangalore Palace, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore-560 052
Telephone: 9980288869,080-23560387/89
E-mail: info@gemsbschool.com; Website: www.gemsbschool.com

Ignou to set parameters for SAARC media education

New Delhi, June 21, 2010: The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (Ignou) School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS) has been declared the nodal centre of Unesco for media studies in South Asia. “Unesco attaches great importance to the research, academic and training activities carried out by Ignou’s journalism school and would like to nominate it as a nodal centre for journalism education for the South Asian cluster of countries,” said Aremoogum Parsuramen, Unesco, director for South Asian region, New Delhi.

Unesco has also decided to establish a chair for media studies in the school. Shambhu Nath Singh, director, SOJNMS, said, “The agreement of co-operation between the two institutions will aim to promote Ignou’s Master’s programme in journalism throughout SAARC countries in distance and virtual learning mode. Ignou will also undertake research in media education and literacy of SAARC region.”

Unesco would be supporting initiatives leading to co-certification of the Ignou’s MA programme. SOJNMS will eventually set parameters for media education in the SAARC region and designate media educational institutions as ‘centres of excellence.’

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Synapse launches newsletter on parenting

New Delhi: Synapse Services Private Ltd, a New Delhi-based company operating in the field of B2B, media, healthcare and education, has launched Synapse Parenting, a monthly newsletter. The newsletter is designed to provide parents with meaningful, stimulating activities and practical information they can put to use immediately with their children. Every issue of the newsletter will tap the rich professional experience of the leading parenting experts.

Synapse Services strives to help parents raise remarkable children who are capable, confident, responsible, and compassionate through its news letters and Workshops in India.

For details visit http://synapse-world.com

Tradeindia crosses one million registered users' mark

New Delhi: Tradeindia, the largest B2B marketplace of India, has recently crossed one million registered users mark. The B2B portal, which has received a huge response from different sectors, has more than 300,000 global registered users.
Bikky Khosla, founder and CEO of Tradeindia, said, “The credit goes to each and every user of Tradeindia who believed in us to help them in promoting their products in the global markets.”

On achieving this figure, Mr Khosla said, “The fact that Tradeindia is the only B2B portal to receive such a huge response speaks high of the portal’s popularity as the best Indian B2B marketplace for the exim community and SMEs. It also shows the long lasting role Tradeindia is likely to play in global business community for their online promotion, sourcing and selling requirements.” The portal offers various services for buyers and sellers across the globe to

interact and conduct business smoothly and effectively through its wide array of online services and facilitation of trade promotional events.

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