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PROGRAMME NAME

Post Graduate Programme in Journalism

Programme specifics

12-month, full-time residential programme

Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree, a valid GRE or GMAT score and 18+ months of experience

Campus

Ulwe Campus, Navi Mumbai, India

Course Curriculum

Mandatory Core and Foundation Courses

Multimedia Marketplace
Introduction to Reporting and Writing
Understanding India
Principles of Journalism
Social Science Research
Media Law and policy for journalists
News Audiences & media metric analysis
Data Journalism
Reporting & writing “Text”
Reporting & writing “Audio & Video”

Mandatory Core & Foundation Workshops

Introduction to video
Introduction to audio
Sourcing & Fact Checking
Reporting & writing for social media
Interviewing skills for journalists
Introduction to photo-journalism

In addition to the core and elective courses, Jio Institute will also impart training in new age skills such as Design Thinking, Research Thinking and Effective Communication.

Holistic Learning Module

The curriculum will be delivered through new-age pedagogy, research opportunities and industry immersions.

New-age modules

Advanced Elective Courses

Covering Indian Politics (Reporting Beat)
Reporting Science & Health (Reporting Beat)
Understanding Business environments (Reporting Beat)
Covering Local (Reporting Beat)
Sports Journalism (Reporting Beat)
Advanced Data Journalism
Social movements & Journalism
Immersive Journalism
Journalism & Development
Interdisciplinary electives

Laboratories

Media Studio
Audio Editing Bay
Video Editing Bay
Production Control Lab

Highlights

Masters
Admissions & Fees

Jio Institute has formulated a seamless digital admissions process to apply to its academic programmes. We invite applications from meritorious students from accross the globe. 

Frequently asked questions

Which topics this programme covers?

In the Post Graduate Programme in Journalism, students will acquire hands-on experiences in creating and producing content across platforms. From full-fledged report pieces to engaging social media content and producing for broadcast and performing on-air, students will learn across existing and emerging technologies in state-of-the art labs and studios.

What is the further scope of this programme?

The Post Graduate Programme in Journalism is geared to provide graduates a competitive career advantage in a variety of domains including news outlets such as newspapers, TV broadcasts and cable networks, online-first publishers, etc. This involves a broad range of roles like communication specialist, media specialist, copy editor, digital media specialist, broadcast news analyst, data reporter, journalist. The programme graduates will be positioned to pursue careers in Indian and foreign multinational companies, government and multilateral organizations, startups, academia and R&D centres and social organizations and foundations.

Do I get any pratical training during the programme?

Yes. Most of the courses in the Post Graduate Programme in Journalism have a hands-on training element which help students gain practical skills used in the industry. Additionally, the programme has a capstone project which enables students to apply their learnings in the form of an extensive integrative project like news documentaries, feature-length writing pieces, podcasts and other immersive journalism projects.

Would there be a balance of theoretical and practical training in the programme?

The curriculum of the Post Graduate Programme in Journalism is a combination of study and practice that allows for training in the fundamentals of journalism, existing and emerging digital environments as well as a wide variety of electives and projects across multiple domains. The practical components of the programme are incorporated in the form of core and foundation workshops, capstone projects and as part of coursework. 

Can you provide a brief about the course structure and curriculum?

This one-year Post Graduate Programme in Journalism is divided into four academic quarters. While the first two quarters comprise of core and foundation courses, which are mandatory for all students to complete, the last two quarters offers students a wide variety of electives spread across different domains. This will be complemented with a number of curricular and co-curricular modules that cover training workshops, capstone, study abroad and holistic learning. 

What all roles will be offered after completion of the programme?

The Post Graduate Programme in Journalism is geared to provide graduates a competitive career advantage in a variety of domains including news outlets such as newspapers, TV broadcasts and cable networks, online-first publishers, etc. This involves a broad range of roles like communication specialist, media specialist, copy editor, digital media specialist, broadcast news analyst, data reporter, journalist. The programme graduates will be positioned to pursue careers in Indian and foreign multinational companies, government and multilateral organizations, startups, academia and R&D centres and social organizations and foundations.

I do not have a Bachelor's degree in journalism. Will this programme be still relevant for me?

Yes. The Post Graduate Programme in Journalism is looking for candidates who are passionate about pursuing a career in journalism.

I do not have work experience in media. Is this the right programme for me?

The Post Graduate Programme in Journalism is open to people from non-media backgrounds as well. If you would like to have a detailed conversation on programme fit, we encourage you to schedule a one-on-one call with our counsellors. 

Which skills are needed to pursue this programme?

The Post Graduate Programme in Journalism does not require any pre-requisite skills. A relevant background will help you adapt but it is not a mandate. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about pursuing a career in journalism and willing to go the extra mile to be successful professionals.