Archive for February 10th, 2007

T.S. SATYAN on the elements of photography

10 February 2007

If R.K. Narayan were a photographer, it can be safely said he would shoot pictures like his friend and townsman T.S. Satyan. Clean, simple, natural, uncomplicated pictures of ordinary people who populate our landscape. In the second of sans serif’s series, internationally renowned Satyan—the author of the much acclaimed Alive and Clicking—throws¬† light on the core elements of photography. Elements which have seen his pictures in Time and Life, Illustrated Weekly and Deccan Herald and countless publications in between.

Click on the T S Satyan button on the top-left of the screen for the full text.

Columbia Journalism students coming

10 February 2007

SREENATH SREENIVASAN, dean of students, Columbia Journalism School, New York City, writes: Professors Ari Goldman and Mannika Chopra are bringing 16 Columbia
Journalism students on a religion reporting trip to northern India, March 8-19 (Delhi> Amritsar > Varanasi > Mumbai) and are hosting a reception in Mumbai (Saturday, March 17) .

Columbia alumni and journalists interested in meeting with with them are cordially invited.  Although the student tour schedule does not allow it, Irena Choi Stern, Alumni Officer for the Journalism School, would also enjoy meeting with alumni in Delhi and may be available the evening of
March 10 for drinks.

The trip is being coordinated by Delhi journalist Mannika Chopra, mannikachopra@gmail.com, who is spending part of the Spring semester teaching here in NYC.

AND A TRIP IN REVERSE, PERHAPS?

Each year, a couple of dozen India-based journalists join the 1,000+ US/Canadian attendees the South Asian Journalists’ Association Convention & Job Fair at Columbia University. This year’s convention is July 12-15. If you can plan a vacation/trip at the time, it would be great to see you all. Details at http://www.saja.org

Free online journalism training course

10 February 2007

PRESS RELEASE: Would you like to be trained to be a journalist/researcher for free?

India Media Lab, an organisation which trains media professionals, is inviting applications from those wishing to learn the skills of reporting and research. On offer is an internship program where applicants get a chance to develop “real-world portfolios” under the guidance of mentors.

It is not mandatory to have any previous experience or education in journalism to gain entry in the program. No fee will be charged but certificates will awarded to only those who complete the program successfully.

Participants will be given assignments on environmental matters, issues of public and consumer interest, and travel. Guidance as required will be provided to all candidates if you do not have knowledge of these areas.

To apply go to www.indiamedialab.com/careers.html

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Also check out the training and continuing education options offered by the Online Centre for Media Studies, OCMS

www.ocms.in

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