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9.9 SoC ties-up with International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ)

Faculty from the Washington DC- based International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) will be training 9.9 SoC students in broadcast and Online reporting during the 2012-2013 academic year.

9.9 SoC students who will be specializing in broadcast news will receive in depth training by ICFJ fellows in video shooting, editing and graphics production. ICFJ faculty will also train the students in news writing, reporting, ethics of journalism, story compilation and on air anchoring.

The students will work on state-of-the-art equipment provided by the generous contributions from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. These include Mac Desktop computers fully-loaded with Final Cut Studio as well as HD digital cameras.

The unique qualities of the ICFJ-led programme will include an international journalism curriculum built by the ICFJ fellows for Indian post graduate students. The curriculum will be taught by seasoned journalists who have worked all over the world including India.

One of the objectives of the partnership will be to transfer the international curriculum and learning practices to 9.9 SoC by the end of the academic year.

The International Center for Journalists is a non-profit, professional organisation that promotes quality journalism worldwide in the belief that independent, vigorous media are crucial in improving the human condition. ICFJ Board of Directors include media leaders like Michael Goldon, Chairman, The New York Times Company; Matthew Winkler, Vice Chair, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News; Marcus Brauchli, Vice President, The Washington Post Company; Raju Narisetti, Senior Vice President, News Corporation.

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