Master of Arts [M.A.] (Journalism)

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The curriculum for MA Journalism comprises of certain core courses and electives which help in acquiring some specialized skills. Apart from the core courses and electives, students also require to fulfill a project which generally involves investigative journalism. Students are also encouraged to take up internship assignments in between semester breaks. At the end of the program, candidates also have to submit a dissertation on topics related to media and journalism.

Syllabus

The syllabus for MA Journalism may differ for different universities. However, the broad areas which are covered remain the same. Here we have amassed an overview of the syllabus for MA Journalism.

Name of Course

Topics

Description

Reporting, Writing and Editing

Reporting Techniques

Writing Techniques

Editing Techniques

This course provides the fundamental ground for the whole discipline. It introduces to the basic techniques involved in Reporting, Writing and Editing.

Tools of Modern Journalism

Photojournalism

Interviewing Skills

The art of developing sources

The use of Social Media

Mobile Journalism Applications

Live Broadcasting

Use of statistics and infographics

In this course students are introduced to modern technological methods of journalism.

Key Issues in Journalism

Issues related to Indian Constitution and Politics

Caste Relations in Contemporary India

Changing Aspects of Technology

Aspects of International Relations

Key Challenges on the National Front

This course deals with important issues of contemporary relevance which influence journalistic practices.

Media Perspectives

The Press and the independence movement

Movements of social reform and transformation

Growth of print, broadcast and new media

The explicit and implicit forms of censorship operating on the news media

Direct Broadcast satellite Revolution

Impact of Global media giants on news production and dissemination

Influence of Internet and New Media

This course helps to understand various perspectives on media and media diversity.

The Media, Law, and Society

Laws on Media in India

Article 19 of Constitution

Freedom of Speech and Expression

International laws on media and journalism

This course focuses on various laws which apply to the field of journalism and their impact on media.

Research Techniques

Elements of Research

Scientific approach to Research

Research and Communication theories

Research Design Components

Methods of Communication Research

Tools of Data Collection

Media Research

Report Writing, Data Analysis Technique, Coding and tabulation

Media Research as a tool of reporting

This course equips a student with methodologies techniques for research in the field of journalism.

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