Journalism

The Department of Journalism was established in the year 2002. Department stresses a balance between the theoretical and practical aspects of journalism and mass communication. The curriculum is carefully tailored to prepare students for better academic careers in communication, giving them the broad liberal arts education necessary to succeed as communicators in today's challenging media scenario.

The course aims at moulding the student for a career in Journalism, both print and broadcasting and in allied fields like Advertising, Film, and Public Relations. The course introduces various facets of the profession of the journalism to the students with theoretical knowledge and on the job training. The course is a part of the four BA triple main combinations and consists of eight subject titles stretching all the semesters. The major papers include Reporting, Editing, Media Laws, Basic Audio-Visual Media and Media Management.

Our Pedagogy -Synergising Journalism Programs with Practical Components

We have to balance the academic demands of university and the practical demands of industry. Full-time career academics teach the more theoretical papers. Students benefit from the up-to-date experience of their journalism teachers. However, they often find the subject matter and the teaching style of the more theoretical papers less enjoyable. A more serious drawback from the student perspective is that there may be no real connection drawn between what academics teach and what practitioners teach, leading to students dismissing theory as irrelevant. This is to disadvantage them, as journalists who only practise without a contextual knowledge of what they practise are effectively disarmed for the struggle of producing excellent journalism.

Keeping this in mind, Kristu Jayanti College Journalism Department stresses a balance between the theoretical and practical aspects of journalism and mass communication. The curriculum is carefully tailored to prepare students for better academic careers in communication, giving them the broad liberal arts education necessary to succeed as communicators in today's challenging media scenario.

Towards this end, we have worked on identifying the journalism competencies required to equip learners to sharpen their skills in a wide range like:

* Competencies of general knowledge and intellectual ability.
* Professional techniques of research, writing (and other forms of presentation),editing, design, and production; the ability to use the tools of journalism and to adapt to new technologies and innovative practices.
* Professional understandings, including ethics.
* Knowledge of journalism's role in society, including journalism's history, the organization of the news media, and laws circumscribing journalism practice.
* Knowledge of best practices in journalism.