News and Events
Raksha Kumar visits CJMC.
Raksha Kumar , is an award-winning journalist who writes for not one, but several such news organizations. Her work, which focuses on human rights, politics, and social injustices, has been published by the BBC, the Guardian, The New York Times, The Hindu, the Scroll and several others.
As a Chevening fellow in 2015, she researched right-wing ideology among South Asians in the United Kingdom. Since 2011, she has reported from 12 countries across the globe including Israel and the West Bank, and from a hundred districts in India.
Raksha Kumar visted CJMC in August and spoke to the students about the social and political concerns in India. While talking about the state of human rights, she stressed on the need to document stories of the marginalized.
Guest lecture by Puja Chandra Prabhan on ‘The Challenges and Advantages of being a Freelance Writer’.
Puja Chandra Prabhan, a freelance journalist, visited CJMC in August. She interacted with the students and spoke about the challenges and advantages of being a freelance writer.
Bureau Chief, New Indian Express talks politics.
RamuPatil, Bureau Chief, New Indian Express, visited CJMC in September. He spoke on the skills expected from students when they join a newspaper and spoke about a local and national politics.
CJMC student bags ‘Commendable Delegate’ at MUN.
In accordance with the UGC guidelines which require students to be associating with other universities and colleges, Qazi Hamza, a second year student, participated and was awarded the ‘Commendable Delegate’ (3rd place) in the Human Rights council of Model United Nations.
Award winning international journalist discussed the need of discussing national and political issues.
Debasish Roy Chowdhury, a veteran international journalist, visited CJMC in October, to share with students his knowledge and experience on taking on such regimes and reporting from difficult areas.
Roy Chowdhury is an international Journalist & Writer, a Jefferson Fellow and winner of multiple Hong Kong News awards and Society of Publishers in Asia awards. He has written about prominent issues including human rights violations and international relations. He has reported the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and other significant stories.
Mr Roy Chowdhury held an interactive session with students, not only answering their questions but also asking them thought-provoking questions on journalistic work and its importance in a democracy.
The gathering saw the discussion of various critical national and international problems, and how journalists should report them. Mr Roy Chowdhury spoke about Kashmir and Hong Kong, drawing parallels between the two situations. He also shared with students his experience as an international journalist and editor, and how his profession carried him many places across the globe.
Students visit Doordarshan Kendra
Students of College of Journalism and Mass Communication (CJMC) visited Doordarshan Kendra on 20 February 2019.
A Doordarshan official explained to the students how the television channel functions. He provided technical details of the equipment the Kendra uses and demonstrated how each piece works. He also explained how information comes into the station and how it is turned into a full-fledged news package. The students gained valuable insights into how a television news channel works and got an opportunity to see the theory they had learned in the classroom put to work.
CJMC students learn about trends in cinema and media at Commits meet
The Commits Institute organised an annual seminar event based on trends and challenges in Journalism, Media and Cinema in Bangalore on February 07, 2019. Twelve students from CJMC attended the event.
The seminar was divided into six sessions. The first session was addressed by Mr. Prakash Raj, actor, philanthropist and politician. He talked about setting positive social and political agendas through the media. The second session was by TR Gopalakrishnan, a senior journalist, who discussed about his years as a journalist and how he came to adapt to changes in technology and media. The third session had Faye D’Souza, executive director of Mirror Now, talking about the delights and challenges of being a television journalist.
A big haul of medals at SLANT
CJMC bagged prizes at SLANT 2019, the annual meet for journalism jointly hosted by National School of Journalism and Public Discourse (NSOJ) and Atria Institute of Technology, on February 01, 2019.
Our students, Qazi Hamza Irfan, Sanjana B. and Vennela G.S. won first prize in Factcheck. In the Fake News Photography competition, Rahul Parthivas won second prize and Aprameya won third prize. Abhinav A. Dinesh participated in the extempore. CJMC students also stood first in the general knowledge quiz.