Introduction to Print Media

1. History of Print Media                                                                                                                                                   

  1. History of Print Media
  2. Print media in nineteenth century
  3. Indian press and Indian Freedom movement
  4. Brief history of major English and Indian language newspapers and magazines
Must know 7 hours
2.  News

  1. News: definition
  2. Elements and news values
  3. Writing news: lead, types of lead and body
  4. Headlines: principles of headline writing
  5. Types of News-Hard News & Soft News
  6. News Papers and News Agencies
  7. News Values
Must know 7 Hours
3. Reporting                                                                                                                                                                            

  1. Principles of reporting
  2. Types of reporting: objective, interpretative and investigative
  3. Follow-up
  4. Reporting techniques
  5. Sources of news
  6. News gathering methods
  7. Role of a reporter: functions and responsibilities and classification of reporters
  8. News Paper report writing
  9. Magazine reporting
Must Know 7 Hours
4. Editing                                                                                                                                                                                  

  1. Editing: definition, nature and need for editing
  2. Principles of editing
  3. Editorial desk, Function and qualifications of a sub-editor and chief sub editor
  4. Principles of translation
  5. Techniques of rewriting; news agency copy, rural copy, contributor copy
  6. Copy editing: preparation of copy for press
  7. Style sheet
  8. Editing and proof reading symbols and their significance
  9. Paperless newsroom
Must know 9 Hours
5. Organizational Structure of Newsroom                                                                                                              

  1. Structure and functions of the newsroom of a daily
  2. Weekly and periodical newspaper
  3. Different sections and their functions
  4. Components of newspaper departments


Must know 5 Hours