Media Tech Workshop

Workshop - Portrait Photography
Date: 15 September 2023
Department of Media Studies, Kristu Jayanti College, organized a Portrait Photography Workshop for the students of third-semester Visual Communication on September 15, 2023.

Mr. Harrisanthu, an acclaimed professional photographer, led the workshop.

During the session, he discussed several aspects of Portrait Photography and lighting techniques, including hands-on practice.

An insightful Question and Answer session followed the interactive session. A number of real-life anecdotes were shared by Mr. Harisanthu during his presentation. As a result of this workshop, students gained an understanding of contemporary portrait photography and acquired an understanding of the techniques and aesthetics of Photography.


Workshop - Research Proposal Writing
Date: 04 September 2023
The Department of Media Studies organized a workshop on Research Proposal Writing for the students of 3rd semester, MA Journalism and Mass Communication. The workshop took place on September 4, 2023, and the resource person for the session was Dr. Ravi Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies, Kristu Jayanti College.

As research forms the cornerstone of academic excellence, this workshop aimed to equip students with the essential knowledge and skills required to design a compelling research proposal. It not only enriched the students but also provided them with practical skills that will be invaluable in their academic and professional journeys.

The session covered a detailed explanation regarding the significance of the research proposal, the introduction, the techniques, and the stages of designing a research proposal. Students had the opportunity to ask questions and share their research interests. The session concluded with the doubts being clarified by the resource person. Such sessions serve as a solid foundation, equipping students with the expertise required to design a research proposal and execute their final project precisely, ensuring academic excellence.


Media Tech Workshop on Search Engine Optimization
Date: 13 April 2023
The Department of Media Studies (PG) organized a workshop on SEO. The resource person for the workshop was Dr. Aruna Devi, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science (PG), Kristu Jayanti College. The session was enlightened by the program coordinator, Dr. Juby Thomas, and the rest of the faculty of the PG Media Studies Department. The session was inaugurated by Dr. Juby Thomas by welcoming the esteemed guest to the session.

After the basic formalities, the chief guest started the session by briefing them about her career and works when she quoted that she has completed her Ph.D. in Blog Classification and Blog Analytics. She initiated the workshop with a basic explanation of Search Engine Optimization and its importance. She explained different types of SEO, its function, and the working procedure of SEO. She also shared a few tips and tricks to improve SEO and mentioned a few guidelines.

Dr. Aruna ended the workshop with an interactive Q & A Session with the students present in the session, throughout which she enthusiastically answered all the queries. The Expert Talk session came to an end with a vote of thanks, which was proposed by Ms. Sreya Ann Mathew of 1st Year MA JMC, concluding the interactive event.


Media Tech Workshop on Radio Production Techniques
Department of Media Studies (PG) Kristu Jayanti College hosted a two-day Media Tech Workshop on “Radio Production Techniques” for the 1st year MA Journalism and Mass Communication students which took place in the P1 Panel Room of the PG block. The workshop was conducted on the 30th and 31st of January 2023. The resource person for the session was Mr. Bejoy Cherian, CEO of Alphalux Media Academy. He has also worked as an Associate Director, designed a number of websites, and also started a television channel named Media Village.

The session started with a welcome address delivered by Dr. Radhika C A and then it was taken over by the resource person. Mr. Bejoy started the session by explaining basic concepts like sound and by discussing the equipment necessary for recording. With the help of a presentation that also included video explanations, he continued giving comprehensive detail on how a microphone works as well as the benefits and drawbacks of different types of microphones. Later, he divided the students into five groups and each group was given a microphone with which they had to record a small program like an interview or a news bulletin. Students participated in this activity with enthusiasm. Later, he demonstrated how to use various tools in the Pro Tools application and provided shortcut keys with which one could easily record and edit an audio file.

On the second day of the workshop, the students arrived with their own scripts and were trained in a variety of voice-manipulation techniques. He called four students in a group and provided them with hands-on studio experience while making sure that everyone was thorough with the software.

Altogether the workshop was informative and helped the students to gain more knowledge about the audio recording aspects and post-production process. In the end, on behalf of everyone Mr. Vishnu Achutha Menon delivered the vote of thanks.

Advanced Excel Training Workshop
The Department of Media Studies (PG) in association with the Department of Commerce (UG), Kristu Jayanti College Bengaluru, organized Advanced Excel Training workshop on Excel for 4th Semester MA JMC students on 21st December 2022. The resource person was Dr. C. Nagadeepa, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, K. Narayanapura, Bangalore.

Dr. C. Nagadeepa started the session by introducing various tools to collect data, wherein one method was Google forms using closed-ended questions. Statistics tools offer the capability to add new, custom analyses to Microsoft excel. The accuracy of Excel built-in statistics calculations has often been questioned, so statistics tools do use them. Excel can perform a very large number of functions, which are formulas that perform a specific calculation beyond simple mathematical calculations. When the FUNCTION option in the INSERT menu is selected, it will display a large number menu of functions. This task of Excel is more useful for researchers for the simple statistical and econometric analysis of data. Excel’s FUNCTION option is very simple and hence, user friendly than other available statistical packages like SPSS, LIMDEP, STATA, STATISTICA, GRITL, E-VIEWS, etc. But one thinks that the users should keep in mind that Excel’s data analysis wizard is not helpful for advanced data analysis purposes. Rather it is best suited for beginners, particularly for students and entry-level researchers.

Dr. C.Nagadeepa spoke of Mean and Mode, showing us how descriptive and data analysis is done. Furthermore, T-test and Anova were also taught by using add-on tools in MS Excel, and each student had their own set of data on which they operated. Such workshops help students to learn about various software and its uses which is necessary for shaping our students’ skills and making it more accessible.


Media Tech workshop on Lets Excel
The Department of Media Studies (PG) in association with the Department of Commerce (UG), Kristu Jayanti College Bengaluru, organized “Lets Excel,” a Media Tech workshop on Excel for 3rd Semester MA JMC students on Saturday 15, October 2022. The resource person was Dr. C. Nagadeepa, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, K. Narayanpura, Bangalore.

Dr. C. Nagadeepa started the session by introducing various tools to collect data, one method was using google forms using closed-ended questions. Statistics tools offer the capability to add new, custom analyses to Microsoft excel. The accuracy of Excel built-in statistics calculations has often been questioned, so statistics tools do use them.

All statistics tools functions are true Excel functions and behave exactly as native Excel functions. Its features include forecasts, time series, descriptive statistics, normality tests, group comparisons, and more. The session was informative and practically useful for all the students. It is a need of the hour, as it is most helpful in dissertations, Data sets and variables can reside in different workbooks, allowing you to organize your data as you see fit. Statistics tools provide a comprehensive and intuitive data set and variable manager in Excel.

Dr. C.Nagadeepa spoke of Mean and Mode, showing us how descriptive and data analysis is done. Furthermore, T-test and Anova were also taught by using add-on tools in MS Excel, and each student had their own set of data which they operated on. Such workshops help students to learn about various software and its uses which is necessary for shaping our students’ skills and making it more accessible.


Language Lab Training for the final year students of MA JMC
The department of Media Studies PG, in association with department of English of Kristu Jayanti College organized a language lab training for the final year students of MA JMC which took place in the Computer Lab, PG Block on 20/08/2022. The resource persons for this workshop were Dr. Pradeep Raj, Dr. Samjaila TH, and Dr. Mary Raymer.

Language training is extremely imperative, especially for Media students as, this particular field of mass communication demands English language fluency regardless of whether it is oral or written. This being the main purpose of this workshop, the entire event was divided into three sessions. The meticulous planning that went into this was visible as the resource persons were able to strike a balance between theoretical and practical knowledge.

The first session was carried out by Dr. Pradeep Raj who reasoned out and made the student understand the importance of communication and phonetics for English news reading. Under this session he also covered importance of pronunciation as well as mouth exercises. The students were also made to engage in these mouth exercises such vocally trying to mimic the sounds of phonetics.

The second session was taken over by Dr. Samjaila TH. She brought in the concept of imitation. Imitation is when an individual looks and listens to the other individual’s behaviour and tries to replicate/imitate it. Dr. Samjaila engaged the students in an activity where each student was asked to carefully listen and see specific videos of BBC new reporters, observing how they reported, their body language, pronunciation and so on. Once watching it, the students had to record themselves while trying to imitate the reporters/ news anchors.

The third session was dealt by Dr. Mary Raymer, who took a short lecture on the importance of interviews. She covered various topics such as the steps involved while preparing to give/ conduct an interview, the dos and don’ts, necessity for documentation a so on. Not making it too theoretical, Dr. Mary divided the students into four groups and engaged the students for the last few minutes in an activity where each group had to create a scenario, select a known personality and conduct an interview. Another activity was where the students were asked to read news bulletins.  At the end of each activity, feedback was given by all the three resource persons to each student regarding the areas of improvement.

The session ended with a vote of thanks given by Dr. Ravi kumar P on behalf of the entire Media Studies Department PG.


Workshop - Research Proposal Writing
Date: 14 September 2022
Department of Media Studies (PG) organized a workshop for students regarding ‘Research Proposal Writing’ on 14th September 2022. The resource person for the session was Dr. Ravi Kumar P, faculty of the Department of Media Studies (PG). Mr. Vishnu Achuta Menon started the session by welcoming the resource person as well as the students.

Universities benefit from the research component because it enables a more comprehensive educational experience where students can investigate the outcomes of implementing novel ideas through research and testing. Students can use that exposure to understand how their classroom learning is represented in real-world research projects.

In this session, a detailed explanation regarding the description of the proposal programs, blueprints, introduction, techniques, and stages of ‘How to write research proposal’ was discussed and explained. The session concluded with a discussion about the proposal defense. Doubts related to research were clarified by the resource person. Such sessions provide a framework and act as a guide for the students during their final projects as well as open various doors of opportunities.


Animation Workshop
Date: 12 August 2022
The Department of Media Studies, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru organized a 1-hour workshop on Animation. The animation workshop helped identify the skill set and creativity among the students developed throughout their academics. The resource person was Dr. Samuel Duraivel, Assistant professor, Department of Media Studies, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) K. Narayanpura, Bengaluru.

The class was a practical session in which the final year students of MA Journalism and Mass Communication students had a hands-on learning experience of animation. In this workshop, the students got to learn various things in animation by using the Animaker app, and a variety of animation techniques, including syncing dialogue and giving character’s movements in addition to music, background, and other elements, this helped the students to bring out their creative side and this workshop is an addition to the list of skill set that students have developed throughout their academics.

The session was very fruitful and Dr. Samuel Duraivel got a lot of positive feedback from the students. The lecture concluded with a question and answer session, which was as insightful and helpful as the whole session.

Web-Development Workshop
Date: 18th September 2021
The Department of Media Studies (PG) organized a media-tech workshop on Web development using Dream Weaver at Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bangalore. The session was conducted on 18th September 2021 at 9:30 am. The resource person was Dr. Aruna Devi K, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science (PG) an expert in the field with 19 years of experience. She is specialised in the areas like Data Science, AI, and Deep Learning, Embedded Systems, and IoT. She is also part of several e-content developments consulting projects that the college has been undertaking across corporate and non-corporate sectors, public systems, and government departments and functions. Dr. Aruna Devi K’s academic contributions to Science and Technology in the Department of computer science, the Novel Research Academy of Puducherry Tamil Nadu bestowed her with the Best Woman Faculty Award.

Ms. Prathana R Neoge of II-year, MA JMC addressed the gathering to welcome them to the workshop. During the session, Dr. Aruna Devi interacted with the students to help them create a webpage and about the different techniques on how to use HTML. The students were able to learn the process by creating web pages. The session was fruitful since many participants were benefitted from the session to explore the world of designing. The session provided valuable insights and knowledge to the participants. It ended with a vote of thanks by Prathana R Neoge of II-year MA JMC.


Writers Workshop
Date: 17th of September, 2021
The Department of Media studies (PG), Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), organized a Writers workshop on the 17th of September, 2021, at the PG Block Conference Hall. Shreelakshmy P R of II-year, MA JMC welcomed the gathering.

The Resource person for the day was Dr. Lyola Thomas, Assistant Professor from the Department of English. She has teaching experience of 14 years. She is specialised in areas of art, philosophy, and postmodern studies.

Dr. Lyola gave the students some tips on what should be carried in a Writer’s toolbox. She emphasised the importance of vocabulary and practice to develop the skills of writing. She recommended the students must learn new words and use them wherever possible to strengthen their vocabulary.

She inspired the students by cultivating the importance of reading in day-today-lives. To start the process she even suggested some books to the students to create the momentum of reading. She elaborated on the various types of writing, specifically focusing on narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive writing.

She went into detail about the structure of any fiction, quoting Freytag’s pyramid. The students learned the importance of brainstorming ideas and how those ideas can be expressed uniquely. She said, “Using literary devices, visual and sensory words will deepen your fiction.” She also taught the students about the heart mapping tool to develop a character.

The workshop ended with a vote of thanks from Swetha Prasad of II-year MA JMC.


Media Tech Workshop on Video Editing
The Department of Media Studies (PG) Kristu Jayanti College organized a Media Tech Workshop on Video Editing for the final year MA JMC. The resource person for the session was Mr. Vivek Gowda, a Film maker, Photographer, Panasonic Lumix Camera Mentor and Photographer of the year 2020 – FIP (Federation of Indian Photographer). The program was conducted via online platform Zoom on 17th September 2021.

The session was started with a welcome address by Miss. Shirley Victor and after, it was taken over by the resource person. Mr. Vivek started the session by questioning students on what is video and audio for a better understanding and he related Science with the visual aspects of video and also said that a human eye plays 24 frames in 1 second and this makes editing much easy.

The resource person practically showed from inserting video, audio, sequence setting to common quality of video setting. Selecting good music is very much important for best video output he said.

Mr. Vivek shared four video links and asked each and every student to view the creative editing of those videos and further gave a tip in saving the video from crashing due to certain risk. The resource person also said that he is interested and also looking forward in visiting the college in person for conducting one more editing session to the final year students. Mr. Gowda, clarified few doubts and issues encountered by students personally during the time of editing in Adobe Premiere Pro software. The resource person gave his contact details for the students to reach out for any help regarding the subject to him. The final year students had very much insightful and informative session on editing for three hours, which was arranged by MA JMC Department Coordinator Dr. Juby Thomas Kristu Jayanti College.

At the end of workshop, on behalf of students Miss. Shirley Victor delivered the vote of thanks.

Workshop on Data Analysis and Interpretation
The Department of Media Studies, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore, organised a two-day workshop on Data Analysis and Interpretation for the final year post graduate students of MA Journalism and Mass Communication (MA JMC) on 16th December and 17th December 2020 to train students how to do data analysis and interpretation from the researched data using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPPS).

Shri. Harikrishnan Bhaskaran, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Creative Writing, School of Journalism, Mass Communication and New Media, Central University of Himachal Pradesh was the resource person of the workshop.

On the first day, Shri. Harikrishnan Bhaskaran discussed how qualitative and quantitative data can be analyzed and interpreted. He further brought out the various aspects of widely used research techniques in social science, especially in communication research such as survey, focus group discussion and interview, and content analysis.

Shri. Harikrishnan said the data analysis and interpretation are a crucial step within the process of research. Workshop on data analysis and interpretation will be helpful for students for writing their master thesis.

The day-two of the workshop dealt on content analysis and its significance in analyzing media content to understand the underlying patterns and trends of datasets. Shri. Hariskrishnan gave references to his earlier studies to give an insight on how content analysis can be done and how data can be interpreted. He further explained how reliability and validity of data can be in a correct manner to lend credibility to the researched data.

More than 50 post graduate students participated on the first day and about 24 students participated on the second day of the workshop. The faculty members and coordinators of Media Studies were also present in the workshop. The final year students posed several questions and cleared doubts related to research techniques employed in their master dissertations which made the workshop meaningful and helpful for the students.


Workshop on ‘Planning and Designing of Radio Programme’
The Department of Media Studies, Kristu Jayanti College organised a workshop on ‘Planning and Designing of Radio Programme’ on 05th December 2020. The resource person for the event was Mr. Fahad Raza, Transmission Executive at All India Radio, Calicut.

Mr. Fahad Raza appreciated the college and its management for organising the event and also its efforts in bringing out radio programmes through KJC Radio.

He described the process of radio production and explained the various formats that are used in radio production. Mr. Fahad Raza also explained to the students about the importance and scope of special audience programmes. He shared his own experience in All India Radio as a radio presenter and also about the rebranding of AIR in the upcoming years.

Around 154 students were part of the event. During the interactive session, participants raised questions on opportunities and scope in radio media.

Altogether the workshop was informative, making it a successful event.


Media-tech workshop on Adobe InDesign
The Department of Media Studies (PG), Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru, organised a two-day Media-tech workshop on InDesign on 12 and 13 October 2020 for I Sem MA JMC students. Mr Praveen Kumar Nayak, Founder and CEO of ARTEMYCK Design Studio was the resource person. The three-hour workshop laid the foundation on the basics of Adobe InDesign.

Mr Praveen explained the functions of various tools in InDesign. He explained the visual principles of creating a magazine and newspaper layout. He demonstrated the functions of different tools and shared tips and tricks for keeping design work organised. With the help of the demonstration, Mr Praveen explained how layout and design set tone for the publication and message content. M

Mr Praveen explained how the master sheet could be used to bring uniformity in multi-page documents. He advised the students to be careful when choosing fonts for design. The workshop covered areas such as placing and formatting of images, paragraph styles in InDesign, applying colour themes, working with layers, package, save, export, and print files in InDesign. The workshop helped students to understand the principles of design and application in InDesign software.

Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi for National Development and Media Perspective
Date: October 11, 2019
Number of beneficiaries: 43 students In-house: Intra | External: Nil
List of Resource Persons with details:
Prof K V Nagraj, Former Pro VC, Assam Central University
Prof A S Balasubramanya, Retd. Professor, Karnataka University
Smt. Geetha Shankar, Consultant, HRD and
Miss Smitha Venkatesh, Consultant, HRD

Inauguration:
Rev Dr. Augustine George, Vice Principal inaugurated the one day workshop on Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi for National Development and Media Perspective, observed in his inaugural that “the concept of Mahatma Gandhi is limited to freedom fighter, but going through literature written about Mahatma Gandhi, influence a lot about ancient literature. It considers human nature and God as entity”.

Session:
The Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Kristu Jayanti College in Collaboration with The Institute of Media Studies and Research, Mysuru conducted a one-day work shop on “Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi for National Development and Media Perspective” for the students of MA Journalism & Mass Communication.

This work-shop was organized in regards of the special occasion, Mahatma’s Hundred and Fiftieth Birth Anniversary, where the session began with an invocation song (Ram dun) by the students, after which Prof. Abraham gave a warm welcome to the speakers of the session.

Mahatma Gandhi is regarded as one of the history’s most transformative and inspirational figure, said Prof Abraham and marking the one fiftieth birth anniversary of the Father of our Nation, sir quoted Mahatma Gandhi, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”.

Prof K V Nagraj, Former Pro VC, Assam Central University, a powerful orator and a resourceful journalist, is icon of media education in India. sir said, Gandhi is a simple personality, but the more you read about him, he becomes more mysterious. The more you talk about him, the more you’ll understand what others think of him. Sir personally believes that Gandhi was not just a mere talker, but a precisionist because he practiced what he preached and believed in. and that’s why Gandhi is greater.

He also highlighted his contributions which came in the form of establishing the Kolar gold fields and the Victoria Hospital in Bangalore. The speaker also pointed to how Diwan Iyer was responsible for the commissioning of the Shivanasamudra hydel-electric power project. Seshadri Iyer had to deal with a devastating plague which afflicted Bangalore in 1898 and was responsible for the decongestion of streets and reconstructing the city in the aftermath of the plague, tagging his as one of the many ‘Makers of Modern Bangalore’. He also spoke about the contributions of the missionaries to the education sector in India as well as helping the recovering of the Bangalore city during the plague.”


“Print Media Editing Workshop
The Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Kristu Jayanti College organized a one day “Print Media Workshop” for the I semester MA Journalism & Mass Communication students by Shri. Gopakumar E. Warrier, Former Head of Asia Desk, Reuters News, Bengaluru on September 30, 2019.

The gathering was welcomed with a famous quote of A P J Abdul Kalam by Prof. Abraham and the resource person was welcomed by the Dean Dr. Gopakumar AV. Shri. Gopakumar E. Warrier initiated the session with great enthusiasm and guided the students through their career choices and options. Shri Gopakumar E Warrier has vast experience in the field of editing shared to the students on the importance of editing and its principles. The importance of editing and the duties on an editor was stressed upon and the students were given practical to put forward their ability and creativity.

Shri Gopakumar said the style of writing in print media has different style of writing, it can be hard, soft writing. The lead consists of 5w’s and a H, the order of importance and logical order is followed in the news style of writing. He also said about the feature and article style of writing with examples.


“Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi for National Development and Media Perspective - Workshop”
The Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Kristu Jayanti College in Collaboration with The Institute of Media Studies and Research, Mysuru conducted a one-day work shop on “Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi for National Development and Media Perspective” for the students of MA Journalism & Mass Communication on October 11, 2019.

This work-shop was organised in regards of the special occasion, Mahatma’s Hundred and Fiftieth Birth Anniversary, where the session began with an invocation song (Ram dun) by the students, after which Prof. Abraham gave a warm welcome to the speakers of the session. Prof KV Nagraj, Prof AS Balasubramanya, Miss Geeta Shankar and Miss Smitha Venkatesh, Vice Principal, Rev. Dr Augustine George, Dr Gopakumar AV, Dean, Department of Humanities.

Mahatma Gandhi is regarded as one of the history’s most transformative and inspirational figure, said Prof. Abraham and marking the one fiftieth birth anniversary of the Father of our Nation, sir quoted Mahatma Gandhi, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”.

Rev. Dr Father Augustine George, Vice principal of the college gave the Presidential address, where father appreciated the faculties and the students for bringing up the topic of discussion and expressed Gratitude on behalf of Kristu Jayanti College to the speakers, and enlightened the gathering by talking few words about The great Mahatma, at first, father’ idea about Gandhi was only as a freedom fighter, but with the influence of the teachers and a lot of books, he realised that Ghandi is just more than that ,father also pointed out, that he has done a lot of studies about Mahatma Gandhi where he said, the reflection of God, is Human itself.

The Inaugural address was given by Prof K V Nagraj, Former Pro VC, Assam Central University, a powerful orator and a resourceful journalist, is icon of media education in India. sir said, Gandhi is a simple personality, but the more you read about him, he becomes more mysterious. The more you talk about him, the more you’ll understand what others think of him. Sir personally believes that Gandhi was not just a mere talker, but a precisionist because he practiced what he preached and believed in. and that’s why Gandhi is greater.

He also highlighted his contributions which came in the form of establishing the Kolar gold fields and the Victoria Hospital in Bangalore. The speaker also pointed to how Diwan Iyer was responsible for the commissioning of the Shivanasamudra hydel-electric power project. Seshadri Iyer had to deal with a devastating plague which afflicted Bangalore in 1898 and was responsible for the decongestion of streets and reconstructing the city in the aftermath of the plague, tagging his as one of the many ‘Makers of Modern Bangalore’. He also spoke about the contributions of the missionaries to the education sector in India as well as helping the recovering of the Bangalore city during the plague.”


Workshop on ‘Mapping, Visual Storytelling, Trust, Verification, Digital Safety and Security for Journalists’
Number of beneficiaries- 40
The department of Journalism and Mass communication in association with Google News Lab organized a workshop on the topic ‘Mapping, Visual Storytelling, Trust, Verification, Digital Safety and Security for Journalists’ on September 27, 2019 for the MA JMC students. This workshop aimed at providing hands on training on the techniques of visual storytelling, verification of images and audio-video files and data safety and security. Ms. Geetika Rustagi, Teaching Fellow at Google News Lab was the resource person for the workshop.

The workshop started off with an inclusive game of finding the fake news from the real ones. Faculty and students were put to test. The game not only helped energize the students but also helped one understand the need to filter authentic content from the rest.

Various methods to filter out authentic content were taught. From images to videos, the students learned various fact checking platforms on the web and how to use them to their benefit. The workshop was primarily focused on teaching the students to perform fact checks by themselves.

Broader topics like verification and digital safety were dealt with extensively. Not only did the students learn methods to secure their online activity but also learned why it is so important.

Each topic was dealt with in a way that its relevance was communicated properly so the students knew exactly how and where to apply the acquired knowledge. The faculty too actively involved in the workshop, learning with the students.

“The workshop was very insightful and as a journalism student, this increased our capacity to fact check, verify content and bridge the gap between what would be expected in a newsroom and what we learn in a classroom”, says Nisha Jain, a student from III semester MA MJC.


Workshop on ‘Fundamentals in Researching with Precision, Investigative, Data Journalism and Data Visualization’
Number of beneficiaries- 40
The department of Journalism and Mass communication in association with Google News Lab organized a workshop on the topic ‘Fundamentals of Researching with Precision, Investigative and Data Journalism’ on September 26, 2019 for the MA JMC students. This workshop aimed at providing training to the young journalists in the areas of emerging technologies for reporting and storytelling. Ms. Geetika Rustagi, Teaching Fellow at Google News Lab was the resource person for the workshop.

During her session Ms. Geetika focused on detailing and providing a hands on experience on Google’s tools to help in news gathering, discovering new trends in search, finding useful datasets, and getting a better understanding of how Google Search works. She also explained and provided a practical understanding of how to analyze, interpret and visualize data using Google Spreadsheet and Flourish.


Workshop on Reporting Skills
Date: August 14, 2019
Number of beneficiaries: 46 reporting team journalism students | In-house: Intra | External: Nil
List of Resource Persons with details: Prof Abraham, Asst. Professor, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Kristu Jayanti College
Inauguration: The Journalism Club, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Kristu Jayanti College organized Workshop on Reporting Skills by Prof Abraham, Asst. Professor, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Kristu Jayanti College.

Session:
The students were briefed on the basics and importance of writing skills with examples from news, article and feature write-ups. The 5w’s and 1h was thought and explained its implication in style of writing with examples.

Prof Abraham spoke on the principles of reporting skills and how to write the report. The lead, body and the detail part of writing was discussed in detail with examples.

The importance of correct and full name, designation of the guest, correct spellings and the facts of the events with the schedule how to put in the structure of the story writing was thought. The students were asked to write a lead within 30 words was evaluated to understand the reporting and writing skills.

Objective: To train the reporting team of the journalism club students. The main objective is to make them to learn how to report and how to write report in different style of writing – soft and hard writing, using 5w’s and 1 h.

Outcome: The students learned how to cover event and write story by recording the most important points that the source made news and also the quotes made is jotted down or recorded and then transferee the same into writing report in the order of importance. The chronological and logical order of the story was discussed in detail with examples.

The students who participated in this workshop have learned how to report and write report, the different style of writing, lead writing, different types of lead writing, use of sentence and words, facts and figures.


Guest lecture on trends in film making

Mr. Mohan Krishnan, Head, Corporate Communication, Prasad Film and TV Academy, Chennai interacted with the Post Graduate Journalism students on August 9, 2019 on emerging trends in film making. The session was more technical but Mr. Krishnan broke the ice by giving the students a background on how he came this far in the field. From working in an ad agency to surviving in the corporate world, he had to undergo many stages of life to become the man he is today.

Mr. Krishnan started off the session by stating the most basic but often overlooked aspect of the film. He said, “In cinema, the main aim is producing a good story.” He then emphasized the different ways of storytelling, Hollywood movies being one of the global storytellers catering to the wants and needs of the general audience. However, he pointed out why the Indian Film Industry rarely is being watched all over the world due to its lack in the global aspect. Nonetheless, this aspect of our industry need not be a negative one always since India is a country rich in its culture and movies tend to showcase these cultures to the specific audience following the same. When it comes to global storytelling he also pointed out how movies like The Jungle Book completely revolving around the lives of Indian characters have received global appreciation because of the approach in their storytelling. This he said is the beauty of Hollywood.

After an understanding of the aforesaid aspect of film, he then gave us new insights on the post-production process or workflow in the film industry. The first and foremost is a whole lot of background research which is again the living principle for the journalist to survive in the field. He then talked about how important it is to have a data management team who can take care of all the technical aspects of shoots in the editing process. He also touched upon the editing and cut list of a movie in post-production process where he emphasized on how visuals are restored to its original quality. As the session became more technical Mr. Krishnan opened the room for an interactive session with the students where he was able to give new perspectives to the reality of the Indian film industry as well as the technicalities of the entire post-production process.

Mr. Krishnan after taking quiet a number of questions he continued with the other technical aspects of digital colour grading and its ability to enhance the mood and emotion of a particular visual or image. This was made more understandable when he showed the students raw images and Graded images.

The last and most probably the most important is the sound, recording and mixing where visuals are needed to be identified with the sound in order for both to create a deeper meaning. One of the most interesting facts Mr. Krishnan touched upon is the usage of Celluloid films still today in movies like Dunkirk, Star Wars because it has a larger capacity to hold details. Celluloid films mostly come in 35mm to 70mm range and are sometimes more beneficial than digital films. He also said that the benefit of having film roles is how they can be constantly reproduced in the future by simply referring to the original films. With these aspects, Mr. Krishnan ended the session by showing some clips on how surreal visuals are shot, edited and processed in this academy.


Political Reporting
Date: July 18, 2019
Number of beneficiaries: 170 journalism students | In-house: Intra | External: Nil
List of Resource Persons with details: Smt. Santwana Bhattacharya, Resident Editor, The New Indian Express, Bangalore

Inauguration:
The Journalism Club organized a workshop on Political Reporting was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Smt. Santwana Bhattacharya, Resident Editor, The New Indian Express, Bangalore.

Session:
The journalism club organized workshop on “Political Reporting” by Smt. Santwana Bhattacharya, Resident Editor, The New Indian Express, Bangalore for the Third Semester MA Journalism and Mass Communication students.
Smt. Santwana Bhattacharya was Political Editor in The New Indian Express, Delhi, and has over two and a half decades experience covering politics and parliament. In a short span of time Smt. Santwana could touch various topics about political news and her experience around.

A very interactive session was conducted by her to make the students more aware of the current political scenarios. Smt. Santwana emphasised on being the nonpartisan voice in the society. She cheered the gathering on how political news becomes the first preference in the profession and how politics influences all the other sectors. Smt. Santwana Bhattacharya left us on a serious note on how important it is to read and know the difference between Fake news and Real news.

Objective: To enlighten the students of journalism to understand systematically the significance and how to cover political stories.

Outcome: The students of journalism were able to understand the importance and the systematic way of reporting politics, as the political reporting is the back bone of journalism.


Workshop on Advance Reporting
Date: June 25, 2019
Number of beneficiaries: 196 reporting team journalism students
In-house: Intra | External: Nil
List of Resource Persons with details: Mr. B Pradeep Nair, News Editor, The Hindu
Inauguration: Mr. B Pradeep Nair, News Editor, The Hindu inaugurated the Workshop on “Advance Reporting” for the BA Journalism Club students.

Session:
Mr. B Pradeep Nair started by mentioning the different types of writing like: Newspaper writing, Magazine writing, Press releases and Advertisement copyrighter among others. Mr. B Pradeep Nair focused his attention specifically on writing for newspapers and magazines in a Workshop on Advance Reporting Skills.

Mr. Nair classified newspaper articles into two kinds - news articles, feature and articles.

He also gave the students some valuable advice to help combat writer’s block and pen a well-structured article. He emphasised on one’s story having “more facts and figures than views.” The introduction of an article must contain the essence of the story. The most important part about achieving a good article is to “get the copy vetted by someone else before publication”, he said.

Objective: To train the reporting team of the journalism club students. The main objective is to make them to learn how to report and how to write report in different style of writing – soft and hard writing, using 5w’s and 1 h.

Outcome: The students who participated in this workshop have learned how to report and write report, the different style of writing, lead writing, different types of lead writing, use of sentence and words, facts and figures.

Guest lecture on ‘Advanced Digital Photography
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication organized a guest lecture on ‘ Advanced Digital Photography’ on October 26, 2018. Mr. Sumesh Senan, Entrepreneur - Expert in Video Production & Professional Photographer, Clicksmiths, spoke on the technical nuances required for industrial photography. In his lecture, Mr. Senan highlighted the deeper understanding of lighting and spoke on the use of reflectors in photography. The session also provided an interactive platform for students of MA JMC to explore a deeper knowledge of photography.


WORKSHOP ON ‘REPORTING SKILLS’
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kristu Jayanti College organized a workshop on reporting skills for the students of Journalism on Friday, 27 July 2018. Mr. Pradeep Nair, News Editor, The Hindu, Bengaluru was the resource person.

Mr. Nair began his session by listing out the different types of writing, namely newspaper writing, magazine writing, press releases and advertisement copyrighter among others. He focused his attention specifically on writing for newspapers and magazines. He classified newspaper articles into two kinds – news articles and feature articles.


Workshop on Data Journalism
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a niche workshop on ‘Data Journalism’ exclusively for the students of second-year MJC on 17 July 2018. Shri. Harikrishnan B, Assistant Professor (Department of Journalism and Creative writing) from Central University of Himachal Pradesh was the resource person.

The workshop was divided into two sessions where the first session dealt with surfacing through basic knowledge about the specialized subject through interactions and visual learning methods followed by a deeper insight of the subject in the later session.

“Journalists are professional storytellers using visually,” said Shri Harikrishnan B in context of emphasizing the importance of data journalism. In addition, the students were made familiar with the history of data journalism and how has it evolved over the years along with some concrete knowledge about the main pillars of Data Journalism. Each individual was asked to experiment with the customized online data journalism websites in order to gain hands-on experience. Screening each student at an individual level made the hardest and newest things to be understood in detail.

The workshop not only strived to provide the students with a basic understanding of the subject but also focused on practical exposure and the awareness of the skill set needed to excel in the field. The fruitful completion of the workshop left the students as well as the teachers with a great sense of satisfaction.

Workshop on ‘Writing for Newspapers - Professional Perspectives'
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication organised a workshop on ‘Writing for Newspapers - Professional Perspectives' , on July 26, 2017 for MA Journalism and Mass Communication students. Shri. B Pradeep Nair, News Editor, ‘The Hindu’ talked about the writing skills required for a newspaper, challenges faced by reporters, structure of writing news and different types and steps required for newspaper articles. He also emphasized on the importance and interest to be brought into news by the reporters. And that the reporters have to be ethical regardless of the situations they face. It was an interactive session, as the speaker touched in detail on the reality aspects of journalists in the present times.


Workshop on ‘Television Programme Production’
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication organized a workshop on ‘television programmes production’ for MA Journalism students on July 24, 2017. The workshop was conducted by Dr T. Sripathy, Professor Department of Electronic Media in Bangalore University. He discussed and gave practical orientation on the topics like preparing television interviews and television programme production. “When you write something you should consider your mother to be your first audience,” said Dr Sripathy. He enriched the students with his vast experiences from his career.

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