“The sole aim of journalism should be service”, Mahatma Gandhi.
Prof. (Dr.) Narendra Kaushik
Dean, School of Mass Communication
PG Diploma in Journalism, MMC, MA (English Literature) & Ph.D. (Mass Communication), Courses in film studies, film appreciation, and photography
Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
Mr. Shailendra Pratap Singh Bhati
Asst.Prof. & HoD
Ph.D. (Pursuing), MJMC
The School of Mass Communicationoffers three year B.A (Journalism and Mass Communication) and Two year M.A (Journalism and Mass Communication) Degree programs approved by University Grants Commission. The School, as well, offers Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication.
The School provides students opportunities to practice Journalism in the fields of Print, Broadcast, Digital Media, Magazine, Ad & PR, Event Management, and Cinema studies covering all dimensions of Journalism and Mass Communication.
These programmes enable students to perform as Journalists with intellect and integrity. By publishing a daily newspaper, a magazine, producing radio and television news bulletins, uploading interviews of celebrities on our YouTube channel, writing official blogs, writing for digital media platforms, and making short films, the school inculcates professional journalistic culture in the students.
No other subject offers the kind of job opportunities Journalism & Mass Communication offers. Astudent can choose from over a dozen professions after pursuing a degree or masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. This includes working as a journalist in a newspaper, a television channel, a radio station, a news portal, and a magazine. He can also work in an ad & PR firm, corporate communications, event management, content writing, photography, andsocial media. He also has the choice of becoming a blogger, translator, multimedia editor, podcaster, web content manager etc.
With availability of unlimited online space and horizon, the student also has the option of becoming an entrepreneur with a small investment.
STATE-OF-THE-ART MEDIA LABS
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication is well equipped with state- of-the-art media labs i.e. TV. Studio, Production Control Room (PCR), Radio Studio, Video Editing Suite and News Room. These Media Labs are established in more than 2200 square feet area having most advanced software and technology. From TV panel discussions to documentary film making, Radio bulletins to daily newspaper publishing, JU media students report, research, shoot, and fine-tune diverse media productions. The Department was started in 2016 and is approaching a milestone with learning while doing pedagogy.
MEDIA ENTITIES RUN BY JU MEDIA STUDENTS
With the motto, 'We Practice Journalism', JU Media students run their own six media entities i.e. daily newspaper- THE MESSAGE, TV news bulletin - THE TV TALK, Audio news bulletin- THE VOICE, magazine – JU Samvaad, Youtube Channel- THE COMMUNICATOR, official blog – Alaav and news portalhttps://drishtikontoday.com/ to produce world-class journalists and mass communicators, the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication (FJMC) believes in 'Learning while Doing' media pedagogy.
THE MESSAGE (NEWSPAPER)
BA (JMC) first year students publish a 2-page daily tabloid- THE MESSAGE. They write, edit, design, draw cartoons, and publish the newspaper for over 6000 readers. Renowned National media academicians and media practitioners have appreciated this disciplined and creative media exercise. The students have till now published over 340 editions of the newspaper. 300th edition of the newspaper was unveiled by Sports journalist Ayaz Memon and former BBC journalist Narayan Bareth last year.
(For reading e-editions of the Message http://issuu.com/themessagesjmc).
THE VOICE (AUDIO NEWS BULLETIN)
This is an audio forum for JU media students to practice Radio production exercises. They produce a 5 to 7-minute Audio bulletin-THE VOICE, as a daily media feature. They circulate it via the sound cloud and YouTube among 6000 listeners in and out of the campus. (Audio clips of THE VOICE are available at Sound Cloud and YouTube Channel THE COMMUNICATOR) (Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80TSZMIjrvl)
THE TV TALK (TV NEWS BULLETIN)
With the purpose of practicing TV Journalism, JU media students produce a weekly TV bulletin. They write TV bulletin scripts, take video bytes,and shoot Piece to Camera (P to C). They do anchoring, reporting, and editing within the given deadlines.
Drishtikontoday.com (NEWS PORTAL)
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication initiated its news portal, Drishnikontoday.com in 2020. The media bodytrains the students to use their skills in news gathering and feature writing to produce content for the digital platform, familiarizesthem with critical thinking and code of ethics for digital journalism, and trains them to create stories and other contents using text, photographs, graphs, graphics, infographics, sound, audio, video contents, mobile telephony and new tools and technology.(Visit https://dristikontoday.com/)
THE COMMUNICATOR (YOUTUBE CHANNEL)
JU media students run an official YouTube Channel- THECOMMUNICATOR. For this Channel, our budding Journalists have taken interviews of the renowned media personalities like Barkha Dutt, Arun Shourie, Shekhar Gupta, General Syed Ata Hasnain, L.P. Pant, Ajit Anjum, Anshuman Tiwari, Renowned Scientist Dr.Anil Kakodkar and many other accomplished personalities. Please visit: https: //www.youtube.com/channel/UCkZgZCW - 5M4nNp2qWOhX66w
It is a thematic bilingual quarterly magazine where students learn and develop key magazine production skills, including design, feature writing, marketing, and business strategies. The objective of the magazine is to train the students in analyzing news, expressing their views, and multimedia journalism, the demand in today’s media world.The first edition was unveiled by veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal. The first edition was dedicated to cinema - Indian and global. The cover story was on Charlie Chaplin, the legendary British comedian, who regaled audience in Hollywood for several decades.
Soon the School of Mass Communication will come with its own Community Radio Station having a coverage radius of 15KM. It will provide students hands-on experience in radio technology including speaking skills, scriptwriting for radio shows, voice modulation, and much more. Students’ participation in the radio activity will give them Industry practice. Letter of Intent and SACFA clearance have already been received.
ALAAV (OFFICIAL BLOG)
This official blog is grooming media students' for written expression. This is an outlet for event news, relevant articles, appropriate features, self-expression, personal anecdotes and photographs etc. (See link; http://alaavsjmc.blogspot.in/2017/)
DEPARTMENTAL CLUB ACTIVITIES/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS BY INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Our media pedagogy is implemented through various creative classroom and club activities. 'We Practice Journalism' philosophy engages the students efficiently and creatively in classrooms. In club activities, the students organize T.V. panel discussions, debates, poetry, and story narration sessions, film-screening sessions, and theatre performances.
ACADEMIA-INDUSTRY RELATIONS ANUGOONJ: MEDIA SUMMIT
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication organized two-day Media Summit 'Anugoonj' in March 2020. It featured media luminaries from across the country and spoke on the present form, future and various aspects of print to electronic media.
WONDER OF WORDS
Every year, JECRC University invites selected speakers from Jaipur Literature Festival at the campus. In its 8th edition of Wonder of Words, media students moderated the sessions. After their sessions, they took interviews of the guests to publish a special edition of THE MESSAGE, took their 2- minute audio bytes for Audio bulletin THE VOICE and bytes for the T.V. bulletin The TV Talk and blog ALAAV.
The three day International Media Conclave Manthan was held from September 15 to September 17. The conclave speakers were from six different countries. It attracted an audience from the community of academics, researchers, and media practitioners from across the globe. It was inaugurated by Eminent sports journalist Ayaz Memon. The keynote speakers and panellists included Television journalist Sumit Awasthi, eminent Hindi journalist Yashwant Vyas, Communication Consultant Dilip Cherian, Filmmaker Avinash Das, and former BBC Radio Editor Rajesh Joshi. Kashmir Times Editor Anuradha Bhasin, Outlook's Political Editor Bhavna Vij, RJ Devangana, Dainik Jagran's Online Editor Kamlesh Raghuvanshi, and speakers from the United States of America, Cambodia, Romania, Palestine and other countries also were in attendance.
Renowned politicians, prominent journalists and eminent authors meet our budding journalists in Talk Journalism at Fairmont Hotel, Jaipur. JU media students have participated and taken interviews of journalists like Barkha Dutt, Christina Lamb, RajdeepSardesai, Sushant Singh, Arun Shourie, KalpeshYagnik, Ayaz Memon, KaranThapar and others.
SAHITYA AAJTAK, NEW DELHI
Our media students joined the event at Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts, New Delhi, where the eminent Literary and Cine personalities like Anupam Kher, Anurag Kashyap, and RajdeepSardesai were in attendance. Our students met all these celebrities and had a talk with RajdeepSardesai.
ZEE STUDIO AUDITIONS IN JMC DEPT. FOR SOAP OPERAS
Zee Studio, Jaipur, has been conducting regular auditions of our students for its soap operas. Such auditions were held on September 05, 2020 and also in 2021.
The auditions were held in media studio of the JMC department from 11.00 AM to 03.00 PM. Students, who were interested in acting participated in this audition. The selectors gave them a script and asked to narratethe dialogues. The script was provided to participants about half an hour before the audition. Large number of JMC students auditioned.
INDUSTRIAL VISITS TO MEDIA AGENCIES
The JMC department believes in 'Practice Journalism. Every now and then the students are takento different newspapers, television studios, and radio stations. The students visited the printing press of the national Hindi newspaper Dainik Bhaskar on February 22, 2020.
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, JECRC University had an online video session with Mr. Suvam Pal, the China-based media professional and author on April 20, 2020.
Mr. Rajendra Singh (Waterman) known as waterman of India speaks to the JMC students and taught them to conserve water for new generation.
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, department organized Keynote session of PR expert Rajesh Padmanabhan.
Faculty organized the special lecture of Shri Abhishek Tiwari, Cartoon Journalist of Rajasthan Patrika.
In the current year, the department has organised lectures with prominent podcaster Ashraf Engineer, blogger and writer Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan, and film scholar SushilYati.
A thee-day workshop on 'Changing Standards of News Media' was organized by the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication. National Editor of Dainik Bhaskar Dr. Laxmi Prasad Pant shared his views on Ideation of News.
A workshop on 'Changing Paradigm of News Media' was conducted by Senior Deputy Editor of Business Line (The Hindu) Shishir Sinha. He gave a special lecture and explained how media is changing in the present scenario?
Google's fact-checking workshop took place by Google trainer Aparna Praveen. She made media students aware of fake news.
The faculty development program for the faculty memberswas organized. Dr. Ekta Meghnani and Dr. Sapna Sharma gave presentations on writing research proposals.
Faculty of Journalism organized a photography exhibitionevent Pixel Hunt. Chief Guest of the event was Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh, Director, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Haridev Joshi University of Journalism. Last year, the department organised a photography exhibition where India Today photo journalist Purshottam Diwakar was the judge.
Books authored by JMC Students
Lakshit Pareek, a first-year student, has keen interest in writing. He has compiled his thoughts and converted them into words through this book. He took the help of second year student Ayushi Goyal. He has written and edited the book by himself. This book was published by kindle Desktop publishing, Amazon.com
Jatin Sharma, a budding photographer who has an eye for emotions, nature, settled for fiction in Khat. He collected love letters and designed the book. He edited the bookMr. Shailendra Pratap Singh Bhati.
Akash Tiwari is a first-year student who has edited the book and Stuti Bafna has designed the book. Ajay Kasana, Bhavika Joshi, Sumit Sharma, PoojaJangid, and Abhishek Vyas have written poems for the book. Pandit Amandeep helped the students publish the book.This book was published by create space and Amazon.com
Sadiq Khan and faculty member Pandit Amandeep collected the stories from JECRC University Students and Aligarh Muslim University Literature club and published onCreatespace. This book is available on e-commerce website Amazon.in.
Students Shrey Jain, Stuti Bafna and faculty member Pandit Amandeep collected the photos of JECRC University students. This book is published by Create Space and available on e-commerce website Amazon.in.
100 Splendid Voices
Student Charu Sharma and her friends collected 100 stories from the students. This book is published by Notion Press, Delhi and available on one-commerce website Amazon.in.
INSIDE THE DIARIES
This book is authored by Abhimanyu Singh Nirban and Sanjana Pincha. This book is published by Notion Press New Delhi and available on one- commerce website Amazon.in.
CLUSTER OF THOUGHTS
This collection of short stories is edited by BA(JMC) IInd year student Abhimanyu Singh. His mentor Pandit Amandeep enthused and guided him to get his dream task done, creatively and efficiently.
Under the supervision of faculty Pandit Amandeep, in this photo book, editor Bilal Mohammad and Stuti Bafna compiled and edited the photojournalistic pieces of art from across the country.
GANDHI IN CINEMA
This book, authored by Dean Dr. Narendra Kaushik, has been published by Cambridge Scholars, London. It explores the depiction of Gandhi and Gandhian philosophy, sketched on silver screen explicitly and implicitly
Jayesh Pawar is selected in Edelman, International PR agency. He was also worked as an intern in Ogilvy.
Akash Tiwari works as Hindi Content Head for Loktantra TV. He also worked for widely known news portal BrifelyNews (Hindi) as a content writer.
Karina Sharma and Janvi Joshi are appointed as reporters in First India News channel, Jaipur.
With his creative skills in photography, Shubham Saini is working as a photographer for GG Company in Jaipur.
Bhavika Joshi is performing her verbal and digital marketing skills in Jaipur Blogs.
KhyatiShandilya is employed at Black Cap, Mumbai. It is a digital marketing company.
RaaishaUpadhyay is working in Arnab Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, Jaipur,an event management company.
AyushiGoyal has started her own event management company.
Shourya Choudhary has been running a news portal.
Aditya Pareek writes columns on Indo-Russia relations in Hindustan Times and The Times of India. He works with a think tank based in Bengaluru.