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Nation Next School of Media follows the principle of 'Experiential Learning.' The school's pedagogy primarily comprises practical processes like 'on the job training' and 'lateral thinking.' The school offers a unique learning module in Mass Media Studies, devised by accomplished professionals, to impart quality education to the students, who wish to make a career in mass communication. The school also offers certain mass communication programmes to enhance the education process of the students from different academic backgrounds.

Nation Next School of Media follows the principle of 'Experiential Learning.' The school's pedagogy primarily comprises practical processes like 'on the job training' and 'lateral thinking.' The school offers a unique learning module in Mass Media Studies, devised by accomplished professionals, to impart quality education to the students, who wish to make a career in mass communication. The school also offers certain mass communication programmes to enhance the education process of the students from different academic backgrounds.

Course Contents

  • Overview of Mass Media
  • Insights into Journalism (Print, TV and Digital)

Pedagogy

  • Discourses
  • Interactive sessions with experts (including video conferences with outstation experts)
  • Experiential Learning

Objectives

  • To impart exhaustive training in journalism
  • To empower the students to take informed decisions to take up specific streams of mass media as their respective career choices
  • To hone certain faculties of the students (i.e. analytical skills, observational skills, communication skills, etc) for attaining optimal results in their education process, and in subsequent occupations.
Introduction To Mass Media And Journalism

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA AND JOURNALISM

  • Forms of Mass Media: Print (Newspapers, Magazines, Books, Journals, Periodicals, Newsletters, Pamphlets, etc.) Radio, TV, Online, Advertising, Films, Public Relations, Corporate Communication, etc.
  • Debating Journalism - A catalyst for change; Mission or Profession; A watchdog of democracy; Grey shades of journalism
  • Media Traits: Observational skills, Analytical skills, Communication skills and objectivity
Evaluation Process: Group discussion and Viva Total Credits: 05

MODULE 2: MEDIA MANAGEMENT

  • Organisational structure of different media entities i.e. newspapers, radio channels, news channels, digital media organisations, advertising agencies, public relations organisations, corporate communication departments, etc.
Evaluation Process: Viva Total Credits: 05
Media Management
Writing For Media

MODULE 3: WRITING FOR MEDIA

  • Media writing – Print, TV, Digital, Cinema, Advertising, Radio, etc.
  • Journalistic writing (report writing, interviews, features, columns, editorials, news stories/ inverted pyramid style, etc.
  • Headlines
  • Comparative analysis of writing for different forms of media and different aspects of journalism - news stories/ features/ photo features/ photo captions, writing for web, writing for video/TV journalism, screenplays, advertising, etc.
  • Introduction to MS Word
Evaluation Process: News stories, features, Interviews, Video scripts, Event reports, etc. Total Credits: 20

MODULE 4: COPY EDITING (AN OVERVIEW)

Evaluation Process: Editing stories and video scripts Total Credits: 10
Copy Editing (An Overview)
Reporting

MODULE 5: REPORTING

  • Nose for news
  • Aspects of Newsworthiness
  • Information gathering
  • Research: Primary, Secondary and tertiary
  • Exposure to different reporting beats
Evaluation Process: Reporting (Video and text stories) Total Credits: 20

MODULE 6: PHOTO JOURNALISM

  • Journalistic Photography
  • Photography for News Stories
  • Covering Events
  • Photo Features
  • Page 3 parties
  • Photo Captions
  • Photo Editing (Introduction to Adobe Photoshop)
Evaluation Process: Clicking pictures for news stories, Event coverage, Photo features Total Credits: 10
Photo Journalism
Video Journalism

MODULE 7: VIDEO JOURNALISM

  • Reporting
  • Anchoring
  • Voice overs
  • Shooting Videos
  • Introduction to editing software
Evaluation Process: Video stories/ interviews Total Credits: 15

MODULE 8: SOCIAL MEDIA

  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Blogs
  • Instagram
Evaluation Process: Uploading and managing content on social media sites Total Credits: 05
Social Media
Media Laws

MODULE 9: MEDIA LAWS

  • Article 19 (1) A of the constitution of India: Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression.
  • Official Secrets Act
  • Copyright Act
  • Defamation
  • Certain Provisions of IT Act Maharashtra Media Persons and Media Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage or Loss to Property) Act, 2017.
Evaluation Process: Viva and Group discussion Total Credits: 05

MODULE 10: MEDIA ETHICS

  • Ethical Journalism (Truth and accuracy, independence, fairness and impartiality, humanity, accountability, etc.)
  • Journalistic activism
  • Grey areas
Evaluation Process: Group discussion and Viva Total Credits: 05
Media Ethics

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Fourth Floor, Fortune Mall, Sitabuldi, Munje Chowk, Nagpur – 440012

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