Academe India’s Introduction to Journalism Institute [Feb 23-March 3, Delhi]: Apply Now

The “Introduction to Journalism Institute” will be held from 23 February to 3 March 2019 in New Delhi, at the India International Centre, Annexe Building (Lecture Room II).

The course will run from 6:00 – 8:30 PM on each day.The course co-conveners are Siddhartha Dubey, Professor of Journalism at Ashoka University, and Saba Naqvi, senior journalist and author.

Apart from Mr. Dubey’s and Ms. Naqvi’s lectures, there will be a rich offering of talks by experts and panel discussions featuring distinguished academics, senior journalists, and other public figures.


The course will give participants a rigorous introduction to journalism, through lectures, panel discussions, readings, community building and networking opportunities, and an optional assignment.

It will address the different perceptions of journalism (such as that journalism is in crisis), and delineate its key significance in the contemporary age. It is ideal for those who seek to understand their surroundings and interact with it professionally.

Tentative themes to be covered over the nine days of the course include:

  • Media, ethics, and morality in the contemporary age;
  • Covering and reporting politics;
  • Data journalism and its significance;
  • The means and ways of good reporting;
  • The phenomenon of online journalism;
  • Journalism in the day and age of social media;
  • Understanding the relation between media and the government;
  • Access Journalism;
  • The art of covering business and financial news;

Instruction for the course will be in English.

A typical day of the course will entail a lecture/ workshop, a tea break, and a panel discussion.

The exact readings and the topic for the optional assignment are to be announced.

Participants who choose to carry out the assignment will receive detailed feedback on their work.

Participants will leave the course with a more rigorous understanding of journalism and a deeper capacity to engage with the news; a dynamic, lifelong network comprising fellow participants, the co-conveners, and guest speakers; a Certificate of Completion; the opportunity to publish their optional assignment – if adjudged outstanding – on the Academe India website; and more.


Enrolment in the course will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

All who are first-year college students and older, of any academic or professional background, are eligible for the course.

We anticipate participants from diverse backgrounds – students, journalists, lawyers, writers, publishers, public relations personnel, business people, other members of the wider public — from Delhi and from across the country.

Course fee: Rs. 11,999

The complete information is here.


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