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Coming soon: ‘Deccan Herald’ from New Delhi

24 August 2011

Bangalore’s oldest English newspaper, Deccan Herald, is launching an edition in New Delhi, making it the first South Indian publication to reach out to readers and advertisers in the North with a decidedly South Indian title.

There has been no formal announcement from the family-owned group yet, but the buzz is that the edition may take off as early as this December, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of New Delhi as the capital of India.

An advertisement in the Delhi edition of The Hindu makes DH‘s plans clear. The ad seeks a news editor, sub-editors, city and sports reporters, artists and photojournalists “for its edition in the national capital.”

The Madras-based Hindu has long printed an edition from Delhi, but “Hindu” is a generic name with wider appeal. And the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chronicle comes out in Delhi and other cities as The Asian Age.

The “Deccan” in DH‘s title presents an altogether different challenge in terms of acceptance, especially among non-Karnataka readers unaware of the brand, its values or its core strengths.

The 63-year-old Deccan Herald pondered the possibilities of editions in the southern States in the mid 1990s, but was pegged back by a fractious family fight among the three brothers who own the paper (K.N. Hari Kumar, K.N. Tilak Kumar and K.N. Shanth Kumar) and the concomitant success of the revamped Bangalore edition of The Times of India.

DH‘s northern foray in 2011 comes after a division of responsibilities in the family helped stave off the challenge thrown by new entrants Deccan Chronicle and DNA on its home turf, and retrieve some lost ground, although ToI is the leader in Bangalore by a long way.

Also read: How Deccan Herald welcomed the Republic of India

Finally, a redesign not done by Mario Garcia

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12 Indians in Columbia J-school’s Class of 2012

4 August 2011

There are 96 students from 39 countries for Columbia University’s MA program in specialised journalism this year, and not surprisingly, the second most number of students come from India.

Link via Sreenath Sreenivasan

Entries invited for Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize

13 July 2011

PRESS RELEASE: The Shakti Bhatt foundation is inviting entries for the 2011 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize in memory of the late journalist and books editor.

Entries from first-time authors of Indian origin are welcome in the following genres: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction (travel writing, autobiography, biography and narrative journalism), and drama.

The prize carries a cash award of Rs one lakh.

A two-member advisory board will shortlist six books published between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011 for the prize. The shortlisted books will be sent to the 2011 panel of judges: graphic novelist and illustrator Sarnath Bannerjee, writer and blogger Jai Arjun Singh, and novelist Palash Mehrotra.

The deadline for publishers/authors to send their entries is 15 July 2011. The winner will be announced in the second half of November. The prize presentation will take place in December.

Three copies of the books may be sent to The Shakti Bhatt Foundation,  8B main road, 166/A Rajmahal Vilas Extension, Bangalore 560 080.  Email shaktibhattprize [at] gmail [dot] com for further details.

Also read: Mint deputy editor bags Shakti Bhatt prize

Prabha Dutt fellowship for women print journos

20 June 2011

PRESS RELEASE: The Sanskriti Foundation in collaboration with the Prabha Dutt memorial foundation is inviting applications for the annual Prabha Dutt fellowship in journalism, in honour of the pioneering Hindustan Times journalist.

The aim of the fellowship is to encourage mid-career, women print journalists between 25 and 40 years of age, to investigate and research on any topic of contemporary relevance without having to work under the pressures of short deadlines.

The 10-month fellowship carries a grant of Rs one lakh including travel expenses. The work can be executed in Hindi, English or any regional language. Fellows will be required to publish a stipulated number of articles in established publications. They may also work on a book or monograph for subsequent publication within the given time frame.

Interested applicants should e-mail their CV and a synopsis of 250-300 words of their project proposal along with the names of two referees to fellowships@sanskritifoundation.org (mention ‘Sanskriti-Prabha Dutt Fellowship’ in the subject line). E-mailed applications should be followed by a hard copy.

The last date for receipt of application is 31 August 2011.

Further information can be had from:

Sanskriti Pratishthan
C-11 Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110016
Telephone: (011) 2696 3226, 2652 7077
Fax: (011) 2685 3383

E-mail: fellowships@sanskritifoundation.org
Website: http://www.sanskritifoundation.org

Asian College of Journalism PG diploma course

10 March 2011

The Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) in Madras is inviting applications for its post-graduate diploma course for the 2011-2012.

The Indian Express programme in journalism

28 February 2011

Advertisement: courtesy The Indian Express

Love Facebook? FB has a job for you in NY

22 February 2011

Facebook is seeking a Journalist Program Manager with proven experience using Facebook in progressive ways as a journalist.

The Journalist Program Manager will utilize both partnership and program management skills to help journalists understand the value of using Facebook, get started, and use it effectively over time.

This is a full-time position based in New York on the Marketing team, and will work closely with the Media Partnerships team.

http://www.facebook.com/careers/department.php?dept=communications&req=126609114078862

Link via Shobha Sarada Viswanathan

Scholarships for conference of science journalists

20 January 2011

MEDIA RELEASE: The world conference of science journalists (WCSJ) is offering a limited number of scholarships to science journalists from developing countries to attend the 7th world conference of science journalists to be held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Cairo, Egypt, from 27 to 29 June, 2011.

Aspirants will be required to explain their journalism training, explain why they want to attend the WCSJ 2011, provide the contact information of two referees, provide three work samples, and a copy of their curriculum vitae CV.

Visit http://www.wcsj2011.org/scholarships to apply and send all the required documents. The deadline for receiving applications is 20 February 2011.

For enquiries, contact conference co-director, Dalia Abdel-Salam: dalia.sallam@wcsj2011.org

Link via Shobha S.V.

Student research internships at ‘The Hoot’

13 January 2011

The media website Hoot is offering five short-term research internships for studentsto be completed between January and March 2011.

The internships are open to undergraduate and post graduate students from any part of the country.

Each intership is for Rs 10,000.

Proposals have to be related to Indian regional media, in English or a regional language, and in print, television or online. Pick a narrow, manageable subject of enquiry based on a trend or topic of media coverage you wish to explore.

Explain the scope of your study and your methodology. There will be a first draft deadline, and a final deadline. Send your proposals to editor@thehoot.org.

Deadline for proposals: January 25, 2011.

Final projects will be published on The Hoot.

Link via Shobha S.V.

Press Club Bombay invites cricket, crime writers

7 January 2011

PRESS RELEASE: The Press Club of Bombay is inviting entries from Indian print and digital journalists for cricket writing and crime reporting in memory of two former members, K.N. Prabhu and Pradeep Shinde.

The K.N. Prabhu award for cricket writing and the Pradeep Shinde award for best crime story will both carry a cash prize of Rs one lakh. The winning article/story will be awarded prize money of Rs 75,000 and a citation. The next best entry will be awarded prize money of Rs 25,000 and a citation.

Each entrant is eligible to submit three stories published in newspapers, magazines and websites in calendar year 2010. Language submissions have to be accompanied by English translations. All entries have to be supported by a letter of recommendation from the editor/ department head.

Soft copies of entries can be e-mailed to manager@pressclubmumbai.com by 24 January 2011.

This should be followed by a hard copy along with a brief CV to: The Manager, The Press Club, Mumbai, Glass House, Azad Maidan, Mahapalika Marg, Bombay 400 001 by 29 January 2011. The envelope/cover with the article must be marked ‘Journalist Awards’.

Link via Shobha Sarada Viswanathan

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