Indian media group Mathrubhumi is investing in the future of news with the establishment of a new media school in Kochi.
The Mathrubhumi Media School has announced a range of courses for aspiring journalists, making use of facilities within the publishing group.
A year-long programme will include hands-on exposure to media, as well as projects and assignments providing field experience and collaboration with leading media houses. A two-month internship is to be supported by a stipend for meritorious students.
Joint managing director M.V. Shreyams Kumar says the school aims to promote excellence in media, and will infuse broad knowledge, integrity and social commitment.
"We wish to help build great leaders -to build skills and expertise which will be a testament of our organisation's philosophy and belief," he said.
Dean of the media school George Sebastian says the group has all the constituents of mass media - newspapers, magazines, television, FM radio, online media and a fully developed experiential marketing division. "With an experience of over 94 years of excellence in creating content and reporting, Mathrubhumi is uniquely equipped to set up a media school.
"As a media conglomerate, Mathrubhumi has very strong and established relationships with the various constituents of the media world such as prominent national and regional advertisers, research agencies, ministry and government departments, industry bodies and with other media companies. This will enable us to provide a platform to students to interact with various industry experts," he said.
"We are confident of imparting a wholesome learning experience to students, which involve not just the theory of journalism, but they also get to practice what they learn."
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