Entries Invited for Bangalore Shorts Film Festival 2013: The Bangalore Shorts Film Festival, which is scheduled to be held on June 22, 2013, is inviting entries for Short Films and Documentaries categories. Entries are open for both students and professionals Deadline: May 31, 2013. To submit entries, visit festival website at www.miniboxoffice.com/bangaloreshortsfilmfestival
Entries Invited for Best Reporting: The Hunger Project announces the Sarojini Naidu Prize 2013 for Best Reporting on Women and Panchayati Raj. The prize constitutes a cash prize of Rs two lakh each for reporting in English, Hindi and other languages. The prize honours three journalists from the print media for outstanding reportage on Women and Panchayati Raj. The last date to send the articles is June 15, 2013. For more details, clicj here
E-Guide for Media Entrance Exam: Students appearing for journalism and mass communication entrance test of Delhi University, IIMC, Symbiosis, XIC, Jamia Mass comm etc can find Media Hive's Journalism & Mass Communication Entrance Exam e-Guide very helpful. To order it, e-mail at email@example.com
Mission Admission Page: Like the previous two years, Media Hive has unveiled this year's Mission Admission Page for aspiring journalism and mass communication students. The page, which got a huge success among the students in 2011 and 2012, carries admission-related information of media institutes offering Graduate/PG courses in journalism, mass communication and PR. As the admission/entrance test notices have now started coming out for 2013-14 session, we are posting these info on this page
Press Club Iinvites Entries for National Media Award: The Mumbai Press Club has invited entries for the National Press Club Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2013. Entries in the form of published articles, stories and photographs are invited from Journalists in the categories of Sports, Crime, Politics, Business, Entertainment & Media Health & Environment, Science & Innovation, Television Story of The Year, The Big Picture (Photograph of the year).The Winners and runners up in each category will be awarded cash prize of Rs 75,000 and Rs 25,000 respectively, a trophy and a citation. Entries must be mailed latest by April 14 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Entries for 3rd Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival: Entries are invited for the 3rd Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival. Submission Deadline: March 30, 2013. Categories are Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries, Animations and Ad Films etc . Venue: Noida. To submit your movie, click here
Meet on media libraries: A two-day national conference organised by the Association of Media Libraries and Archives (www.amla.org.in), in association with the Central Library, New Delhi and Unesco, will be held here from February 4.The meet aims to provide a professional platform to discuss and debate issues of managing media libraries across print, TV, radio and online media.According to Ramesh Gaur, University Librarian, JNU, and chief patron of AMLA, over 200 librarians and other professionals in the field will attend this meet.
DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2013: The sixth annual DSC Jaipur Literature Festival has been scheduled from January 24 to 28, 2013, at Diggi Palace in Jaipur. The festival will play host to subjects as diverse as the history of miniature painting and war reporting, Sharia Law and gay and lesbian literature, the Jewish novel, the 18th century sexual revolution, detective fiction and the literature of 9/11. The festival will host Commonwealth Prize winner Aminatta Forna from Sierra Leone, Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson, two Orange Prize winners Linda Grant and Madeline Miller, and Abraham Verghese- without doubt the best-selling writer of Indian origin in the US. We have two of the most respected novelists in the Arab world, Ahdaf Soueif and Tahar Ben Jalloun.
Application Invited for Setting Up Community Radio: The information and broadcasting ministry is inviting applications from NGOs and non-for-profit organisations for the setting up of community radio stations. Community radio is considered as one of the best tools to empower rural and marginalised communities. It is an inexpensive medium to provide platform to unheard voices. For more details visit cronlineindia.net or call toll free number 1600 -11 -6422.
IIMC to hold 45th convocation on Jan 15: Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) will hold its 45th convocation ceremony in New Delhi on January 15, 2013. I&B Minister Manish Tewari will be the chief guest. The ceremony will award Post Graduate Diplomas in various disciplines to IIMC students spread across various campuses, from the academic year 2011-12. The disciplines include English Journalism, Hindi Journalism, Advertising & Public Relations, Broadcast Journalism and Oriya Journalism. The convocation will see students from the IIMC campuses at Dhenkenal (Odisha), Amravati, Aizawl among others.
Entries Invited for Media Awards for Excellence in Reporting on TB: REACH announces 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 1 February 2012 and 31 January 2013. The last date for submitting entries is 2 February 2013. For more details, click here
Laadli Media Award: Real Heroes, CNN-IBN’s flagship initiative, has bagged the prestigious Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity, in the Electronic Media category for showcasing outstanding stories of two individuals who are selflessly working for women’s rights. Tridip Mandal, Associate Executive Producer, CNN-IBN, received the award from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at a grand function in Lucknow on December 13, 2012.
Barkha Dutt, Anubha Bhonsle Get Asian Television Awards: NDTV Group Editor Barkha Dutt has won the Best Current Affairs presenter award for We The People with Hillary Clinton at the Asian Television Awards. Asian Television Awards recognises the outstanding achievements of terrestrial broadcasters, cable and satellite networks, and independent production houses in the region. CNN-IBN’s The Citizen Journalist Show has won the award in the Best Cross Platform Content category. This is the third successive Asian Television Award for the show. Anubha Bhonsle, Senior Editor of CNN-IBN, received the award at a grand function held in Singapore on December 6.
Agra to Host Literary Festival: Agra is set to host a Taj City Literary Festival from February 1-3, 2013. Besides book releases, lectures, reading sessions and interaction with authors. The festival will focus on impact of social networking sites, micro-blogging,blogging, e-books and contemporary literature. The festival will be held St. Peter's College campus in the city and will be attended by Bloggers, young authors, poets and film personalities etc
Film Finance Conference + Short Films Contest: Film Finance Conference + Short Films Contest: COFFI – Conference on Film Finance on December 18, 2012,at JW Marriott, Mumbai, will have around 200 film investors, VCs, funds, bankers, Indian filmmakers, studios etc. It includes – 1. Short Films Contest 2012 More details at - http://www.sixsigmafilms.com/coffishorts.htm . Contact: email@example.com
Journalism Awards: 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.
First community newspaper: ‘Namaskar’ – the first purely community produced and managed newspaper – has been recently launched in Konark on October 1, 2012. The 16-page fortnightly tabloid under patronisation of Naseem Ahmed Shah Ansari, the chief functionary of Odisha’s first community radio centre ‘Radio Namaskar’, is not just a newspaper, but a forum for the people of Gop block in the state's Puri district. According to the management of the paper, it empowers common people and the local community with the basic tools to do reporting for it, to do the editing and manage the newspaper.
Narayana Rao Re-elected as NCA President: NDTV Group's vice-chairperson K V L Narayana Rao has been re-elected president of the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) for 2012-13. Barun Das, CEO of Zee News, is the vice-president. Ashok Venkataramani of ABP News is the honorary treasurer.
Ex-Outlook journo is new Readers’ Editor of The Hindu: A S Panneerselvan, the former Madras correspondent for Outlook magazine is the new Readers’ Editor of The Hindu. Paneerselvan, 49, was with Sun TV as managing editor before moving on to be executive director of Panos South Asaia. The Hindu is the only newspaper in India that has institutionalised the office of the Readers’ Editor. K Narayanan, a veteran journalist and former News Editor of The Hindu, was appointed the newspaper’s first Readers’ Editor in 2006. He was succeeded by S Viswanathan, who retired in June 2012.
Press Council institutes awards: 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. For more details and entry form, visit (http://presscouncil.nic.in: National Awards for Excellence in Journalism)
Essay Writing Competition: Aligarh Muslim University is seeking entry from University and College Students for Essay Writing Competition in English language. Topic: “Do the new AMU Centres of Malappuram and Murshidabad come within the ambit of Sir Syed’s vision of spread of modern education throughout India”. Rules: The essay should be submitted on A4 size paper in double space typed on one side and should contain around 3000 (three thousand) words duly forwarded by Head of the Institution. A soft copy is also required. Prize: There are three cash prizes viz., First Prize of Rs. 25,000.00, Second Rs. 15,000.00 & Third Rs. 10,000.00. Besides State level toppers of aforesaid competition will also be given a sum of Rs. 5,000.00 as consolation prize.The first, second and third prize winners will be given both ways AC-II class railway fare and State level toppers will be given second class sleeper fare. The essay must be sent to the Public Relations Officer, AMU; Aligarh latest by 25th September 2012. For more details, visit University website www.amu.ac.in.
Entries are invited for Short Films, Documentaries: Entries are invited for Short Films & Documentaries for The Delhi Shorts International Film Festival – 2012 to be held on October 07, 2012. Entries are open for both students and professionals. Deadline: September 15, 2012. For more details, click here or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Council institutes awards: To encourage journalism with responsibility, the Press Council of India has decided to institute its own 'National Awards for Excellence in Journalism'. Among the categories under which the Press Council has instituted the awards are the Raja Rammohan Roy National Award for Excellence in Journalism, which would carry a cash component of Rs 100,000. Other awards instituted by the Council related to Rural Journalism, Developmental Reporting, 'Stree Shakti' and photo journalism which contain a cash component of Rs 50,000 each. Nomination is open to all journalists and freelancers of Indian nationality. The nomination has to be made by the editor of the newspaper/ news agency. Last date for sending nominations is 16 August, 2012. Fore more details and to apply click here
Call for Ph.D., Journalism and Mass Communication - Full Time: An announcement has been issued at the Department of Communication, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, for inviting applications for Ph.D., Journalism and Mass Communication - Full Time. For more details for the admissions Contact HOD : 0452 - 245 8787 or 096 00 930 723.
Mumbai Journalist Selected for Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow: The International Women’s Media Foundation has selected Priyanka Borpujari, a Mumbai-based journalist, as the 2012-13 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow. Borpujari is the eighth recipient of the annual fellowship, which gives a woman journalist working in print, broadcast or online media the opportunity to build skills while focusing exclusively on human rights journalism and social justice issues.
STAR News is ABP News: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
AFP, Huffington Post win Pulitzers: AFP's Massoud Hossaini on Monday won Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for his heartbreaking image of a girl crying in fear after a suicide bomber's attack at a crowded shrine in Kabul.News websites Huffington Post and Politico also won their first Pulitzer Prizes as the prestigious journalism awards highlighted global issues and online reporting.
Welthungerhilfe India invites entries for articles on women's rights: Welthungerhilfe India has invited entries for the media award for the best published article in English/Hindi in mainstream/alternate media on issues related to women’s access to land rights and literacy among the rural poor especially the tribals and the Dalits.The best published article will include a quality analysis of the issues highlighting the linkages of land and literacy with respect to the women. The articles would have to be published over the months of October 2011 to February 2012, to be eligible. The Award will be announced in the month of April and will carry a cash prize of Rs 50,000 for the best published article followed by two cash prizes of Rs 25,000 each for the next two best published articles. The last date for submission is March 31, 2012.
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Deccan Herald launches Delhi edition: Deccan Herald, a premier English newspaper from south India, has recently launched its Delhi edition