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Your Career in Journalism begins here


IMII students developing a video story for CNN iReport.

The IMII is a leading journalism training institute in India. With our staff of local and globally experienced journalists, we offer state-of-the-art multimedia training to aspiring journalists. Our students learn to research and report stories for television, print, web and social media platforms. They also learn to meet deadlines while working in a real-time environment modelled on professional newsrooms. The IMII is led by a former Vice President of The New Indian Express Group, an award winning television correspondent who has worked for Al Jazeera English, CNN and ABC News, and a former Editor and correspondent at The Wall Street Journal. Along with other noted International and Indian journalists, they will share their expertise with smart, idealistic and committed students who want to change society for the better. Graduates of this tough and demanding programme will be able to walk into any newsroom in the world and produce quality journalism.


Courses taught in English and Hindi Internships organised with top media houses in India and abroad Placement assistance available Programme built around practical skills Teachers work one-on-one with students A creative, supportive and challenging environment

FACULTY Sunil Saxena Dean Sunil Saxena has over three decades of experience in Print, New Media, Research and Journalism Education. He set up twelve websites in five languages for The New Indian Express Group, and was the first Dean of the Asian College of Journalism. His books on journalism are referred texts in almost all Indian universities. He is the founder and leader of IMII’s award winning mobile phone journalism project that has become India’s first mobile-based rural news service.

Todd Baer Academic Advisor Todd Baer is an award winning television and radio journalist. He most recently worked as a correspondent for Al Jazeera English (AJE) where he reported from across India including Kashmir. After covering the Mumbai attacks, AJE moved him to their headquarters in Doha, Qatar where he became a travelling correspondent. While working in the Middle East, Academic Advisor Todd Baer reporting from Srinagar. Baer covered the aftermath of the war in Gaza, the buildup of troops in Afghanistan and the Lebanese parliamentary election. He was then based out of AJE’s Washington news centre where he covered the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti and reported from Morocco.

Chris Conte Academic Advisor Chris Conte worked as a reporter and news editor at The Wall Street Journal for 15 years before joining the staff of Governing magazine as a correspondent. He has conducted research and written reports on health issues for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Conte contributes articles to Congressional Quarterly, where he worked as a staff reporter covering economic issues, the federal budget, and banking in the late 1970s. For the past three years, Conte has been a Knight Health Journalism Fellow in Uganda.

Students edit video files on Apple MacPro.

IMII COURSE PLAN The heart of the programme is practical work. The students write, edit and produce television stories and produce newscasts that are broadcast on the IMII website. They also write news stories for the website and a newspaper published twice a week. The instruction includes the following topics plus other subject areas identified by IMII over the course of the school year:

TELEVISION Anchoring: How to anchor a live newscast, interact with correspondents and conduct interviews with guests Reporting: Live reporting, writing, storytelling, accuracy, and how to work under intense deadlines Video journalism:Composition, framing, lighting and how to tell stories using high-end digital cameras. Editing: Edit television stories on Macintosh Computers using Final Cut Pro. Rundown producing: Build a newscast, identify a lead story, tease an upcoming story, write anchor leads and use graphics in shows. Convergence: All students will learn each of the five concentrations so that when they graduate from the IMII, they will be ready to work in any job in television.

PRINT Reporting: Lead writing, story structuring, use of quotations, writing from press notes, covering press conferences, speech reporting, writing interpretive stories, profiles and feature stories. Editing: Basic copy editing, rewriting, headline writing, removing bias, use of attribution, news selection and display. Design: Principles of design, modular, non-modular lay-outs and making of newspaper pages using QuarkXpress.

NEw MEDIA web Reporting: Writing for the web, hyperlocal and glocal stories, handling a developing story. web Editing and Design: News selection, editing and display, content management, headline writing, principles of web design, navigation, web analytics and hyperlinking. Social Media: Blogging, developing content for Wikis, and monitoring of social media sites such as You Tube, Twitter, Facebook and Flickr. Multimedia: Developing audio and video stories for publishing on the net. Mobile Journalism: Developing news alerts for transmission as SMS, MMS and voice calls.

ADVANCED REPORTING Specialised modules on Business, Health, Environment, Education, Entertainment, Defence, Science, Law and the Courts, Politics and Sports.

SPECIAL PROJECTS Students will do two projects of broadcast and publishable quality – one for the electronic and new media and the other for print media – as part of the course work. The focus of these projects will be: 1. Rural Development and Poverty Issues 2. Use of Right to Information Act to develop news reports

GUEST SPEAkER PROGRAMMES Subject specialists will deliver lectures on their areas of expertise to broaden the students’ knowledge and world view.

STUDENT-LED SESSIONS Students work in teams to identify media issues, research background content and lead discussions. These sessions build confidence, develop analytical skills and foster team spirit.

Training paper brought out by IMII students.

IMII students who worked for the Commonwealth Games News Service.

IMII PARTNERS UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASkA, USA The University of Nebraska is one of the leading journalism schools in the United States. The University will send two professors to teach at the IMII starting in July 2011, offer an exchange programme and award IMII graduates a Certificate of Achievement.

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR JOURNALISTS The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), 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. Website:

SOCIETY FOR POLICY STUDIES (SPS) The IMII is a project of the Society for Policy Studies, a think tank founded by leading Indian journalists committed to increasing the skills of aspiring journalists. For more information logon to John S. and James L. Knight Foundation MacArthur Foundation

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

GUEST FACULTY IMII invites experts from India and abroad to provide insights into their areas of expertise . Some of the Guest Speakers who interacted with our students this year are: Tarun Basu, Chief Editor, IANS, Shravan Garg, Group Editor, Dainik Bhaskar, Alok Mehta, Editor-in-Chief, Nai Dunia, Daniel Lak, former BBC Correspondent in Delhi, Mira Kamdar, best-selling author and writer, Rajiv Bhatia, Diplomat and former Ambassador, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, television journalist and columnist, Arvind Padmanbhan, Executive Editor, IANS, Sudip Mazumdar, Correspondent, Newsweek, Shajan C Kumar, Art Director, IANS, Kiran Shaheen, Hindi columnist and editor, Vivek Sharma, Production Editor, ESPN-Star Sports and Poh Si Teng, freelance video journalist for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

ADMISSION IMII is inviting applications for the Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism starting in July 2011.

Eligibility The minimum qualification needed to enroll in the course is graduation.

Fees Rs 1,25,000 Scholarships: Available for deserving students based on need.

How to apply The application can be sent by e-mail to or by post to the Dean, International Media Institute of India, D-59, Sector 2, Noida – 201301. The application should include the following information: Name of applicant, Age, Postal Address, E-mail, Contact number (if any), Education details from Class 10 to Graduation/Post-graduation, Distinctions/Awards (if any), Details of articles written for School/College magazine, newspapers etc, Computer proficiency giving details of which programmes that the student knows.Students who seek scholarship should attach the annual income certificate of their parents.

TESTIMONIALS “The IMII has the potential “Although a young to be the best journalism institution, IMII is training institute in India.” making an impressive – Raju Narisetti, contribution in Managing Editor, producing responsible The Washington Post journalists.” – Rajiv Bhatia, Diplomat & Former Ambassador


“Training has not kept pace with the boom in the media industry. The IMII is filling the gap by increasing professional competence and ethical discipline.” – Tarun Basu Chief Editor, IANS

The Washington Post, Al Jazeera English, CNN-IBN, Aaj Tak, BBC Radio The Hindustan Times, ANI, IANS, Hindustan, Amar Ujala, Navbharat Times. (From L to R) Abdul Majid doing his internship at Al Jazeera; Archana Thiyagarajan at The Washington Post; Priyanka Pandit at BBC Radio

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