Journalism

Eligibility
Any Graduate
Duration
10 months
Learning
400+ Hours
Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019
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The postgraduate programme- in Journalism is a 10-month, full-time course, aimed to train budding journalists with an in-depth understanding of the field. Designed expertly by veteran journalists, the course caters to the ever-changing landscape of media, across platforms- print, broadcast and digital and is therefore rightly, one of India’s best courses in journalism.

The flagship course strikes the perfect balance between theory and practical, application-based learning. With a keen focus on the principles and practices of journalism, students will also learn the art of reporting in both- print and broadcast, with clarity and brevity, as well as anchoring and editing, using some of the industry’s best equipment and softwares.

To create newsroom-ready journalists, students will learn the ins and outs of managing a newspaper- from story ideation, interviewing, reporting and even on-page editing with Adobe Indesign. With broadcast, on the other hand, students will learn to overcome the hurdle of facing the camera with anchoring- taught by some of the industry’s best; collecting bytes and editing – with Adobe Premiere Pro, and producing professional news bulletins.

Supervised and taught by some of Mumbai’s best journalists, students learn the tricks of the trade-in class and are then sent out into the industry on internships in some of India’s best media houses like the Times of India, Economic Times, Mirror Now and even Star Sports.

Adapting to changing trends is the hallmark of any diploma in a journalism course in Mumbai. In keeping with the digitization of news, the digital journalism aspect of the course supports both specializations and provides a further edge when it comes to digital newsrooms, news websites, and podcasting.

COURSE SYLLABUS

Curriculum

Two semesters. The first sets the theory of Journalism across platforms (print, broadcast and digital), and starts with practical work under Reporting Lab for print almost immediately. The second continues print practicals while adding video and audio content, to complete set skills for the modern newsroom.

 

Semester 1

Analysis of newspapers by segment and History of Journalism

Principles and Practice of Journalism through prism of traditional and digital media

Law and the Media, including Media Ethics

Media, Society and Public Opinion

Writing like a Journalist for Print. News

Basics of Reporting starting with Beat Mapping

City Reporting

Writing like a Journalist for Print. Features

Writing Lab which covers reports and features

Photography and photojournalism. Understanding lights, camera, composition techniques for camera and mobile camera

Digital Journalism – Writing / Presenting for New Media

  • Digital story-telling formats
  • Content for Social Media – (threads, picture stories, short videos) 
  • Blog and Blogging (WordPress/ Blogger)
  • Writing with hyperlinks
  • Content management & content management systems
  • Storyboarding and planning
  • Multi-media and interactivity – Engagement, SEO
  • Shooting with Camera and Mobile

 

Broadcast Journalism – Basics of the Newsroom

Design theory for Print. Understanding importance of production processes

Software for Journalists

  1. InDesign for Print
  2. Adobe Premier Pro for video and audio editing
  3. Photoshop, Illustrator for Print and Digital
  4. Fundamentals of Web Design and Management (for SPICE Enquirer)

Semester 2

  • Writing for Print continued. Reviews, Features, Opinion, Creative.
  • Photography with video shorts and documentary, from planning to execution
  • Generalist reporting, writing from the numbers, Reporting Crime
  • Writing Labs for assignments in reporting, feature writing
  • Broadcast Journalism completion
  • Input desk or assignment
  • Output or News Desk
  • Writing for Broadcast with script
  • Reporting for Broadcast – all aspects examined
  • Interviewing for Broadcast
  • Handling studio setup with PCR
  • Podcast basics for journalists -introduction to podcast station, hardware and software
  • How to create a podcast
  • Audio and video editing labs
  • Familiarisation with student website spiceenquirer.com
  • Research project on Media topic
OUR ALUMNI WORK AT
ALUMNI SPEAK
Dylan D’souza ( Batch 2015- 2016 )
Dylan D’souza ( Batch 2015- 2016 )Digital Media Strategist, Digi Osmosis
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Studying at St Pauls was by the best learning experience I’ve had till date as this institute not only focuses on the theory aspect of the media industry but it also floods you with a tremendous amount of practical knowledge, which is really helpful when you actually get out there in the real world to work. The professors are great and they really get out the best in you and help you realize what you are really good at.
Santia Gora ( Batch 2013- 2014 )
Santia Gora ( Batch 2013- 2014 )Reporter, NDTV India
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We started with the basics; I will never forget the initial lectures in which we got a detailed understanding of news. We also gained first-hand news experience with our student paper, SPICE Enquirer- The Activist. The City Reporting module helped me explore Mumbai, a city to which I was a newcomer. With our Law and Media classes, I was able to enter the ATS Office and the Police Commissioner’s office. While working on a documentary, I got an insight into the lives of the underprivileged and marginalized. During the broadcast module, I became more camera friendly and interviewed politicians. SPICE has brought me to a point where I can proudly call myself a journalist.
Anil Dias ( Batch 2012- 2013)
Anil Dias ( Batch 2012- 2013)Correspondent / Reporter, The Times of India, Sports
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The Journalism course at SPICE is a great learning experience. The faculty is amazing and the experience that the industry experts bring is unbeatable. Everyone at SPICE goes all out to help us with whatever difficulty we have and the facilities provided are great. In short, they leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all our needs (and more) are met.The Journalism course at SPICE is a great learning experience. The faculty is amazing and the experience that the industry experts bring is unbeatable. Everyone at SPICE goes all out to help us with whatever difficulty we have and the facilities provided are great. In short, they leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all our needs (and more) are met.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

It is a post-graduate certificate course, which is well-received by the Media Industry. A look at our website will reveal where our alumni are currently working.  

This is a ten month course, but one year if you include the internship period

Due to the pandemic it is conducted online. However, even now the practical aspects of the course are being conducted offline. For the future, it will be a mix of online and offline, to minimize commuting problems for our students and teachers, as well as to save time. Think of an offline/online mix of 70:30. 

We guarantee internships for all the students and assist them for final placements. In a lot of cases, the students are offered permanent positions at the places where they intern. Internships have one more advantage. They put you in touch with other internships. In case they are not, every effort is made by the institute to help them in getting placed. 

The average salary can vary from Rs.15,000 to Rs.40,000 per month.  Last year, one student made it into a job paying Rs.42,000 per month, three months in to the pandemic. Past experience has shown that salary hikes are quite generous and a student can aspire to earn a minimum of around Rs.6 lakhs per annum or more within a span of three years, if their performance is good

The PG in Journalism Course Fee is Rs 2,89,100, inclusive of GST.

 

Advertising and PR costs Rs 2,65,500 inclusive of GST

After your online or offline application, you will be contacted for an entrance examination.  For Mumbai and surrounding areas, these are conducted at our Institute in Mumbai.  However, due to the lockdown, the exams were conducted online. This is followed by a personal / online interview with the head of the programme that you have applied for. 

You can fill in the application form on the website, upload the documents and make an online payment towards the application form.

The documents required are:

  • One Passport size photograph
  • Original photo ID & address proof
  • Original 6th Semester mark sheet. Students awaiting the degree results may submit the photocopies of the 5th Semester ( most recent exam undertaken) mark sheet
  • Application Fee is Rs.1500 (Non refundable and to be paid online)

You can also contact us on +91-9769905813 / admissions@stpaulsice.com and our counsellor will get in touch with you and guide you through the process. 

The entrance exam has been devised to test your awareness of current affairs, general knowledge and Basic English Grammar so general reading of the daily newspapers and general knowledge will hold you in good stead.

For those who are interested in Journalism, some awareness of Current Affairs is recommended.

Almost 100% of our students were either placed or opted out of the placement procedure for various reasons. Last year due to the pandemic our average was affected but over the year all of the students did get placed.

Journalism students did well, going straight into jobs over six months. That is, about 80 percent. A couple opted for higher studies, the others were not interested in placements.

Great infrastructure, constant updating of curriculum based on market needs, faculty from the industry and a willingness to change based on feedback.

Great atmosphere, engaged teachers, a feeling that you have joined a family. Ask our alumni! 

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