Category Archives: Jobs and Opportunities

Subhash Chandra: 7 rules for media success

In the seventh anniversary issue of Outlook Business*, Zee TV bossman Subhash Chandra offers seven rules for success in the media: 1) Don’t take your position for granted: Even if you’ve been No.1 for a long while, always remember to guard your turf 2) Don’t ignore the rural market: Through its direct-to-home business, Zee reached…

Learning photography 10,000 feet above sea

What can two photojournalists with enviable CVs do when the bug to do something away from the straight and narrow of daily and weekly deadlines, bites them? T. Narayan and Sanjay Sharma provide some inspiration to their kinsmen with a photography workshop 10,122 feet above sea level. The first batch will be held from April…

Workshop for journos on national security issues

PRESS RELEASE: The Madras-based Press Institute of India (PII) is conducting a two-day workshop for journalists on reporting national security issues. To be held in conjunction with the Bangalore-based institute of contemporary studies, the workshop will be held at the Christ University in Bangalore on January 30 and 31. The registration fee is Rs 3,500.

‘Newsweek’ prize for South Asian commentary

PRESS RELEASE: The American newsweekly Newsweek and the website The Daily Beast are offering a prize for the best commentary writing in South Asia in partnership with the Open Hands Initiative in order to celebrate and nurture outstanding talent and find fresh voices covering the region. The aim of the prize is to promote and…

It’s never too late to professionalise AIR, DD

Image: courtesy Hindustan Times Also read: Who really named All India Radio as Akashvani? How Doordarshan was launched for all of Rs 4 lakh Pratima Puri, India’s first TV news reader passes away Amita Malik, the first lady of Indian media, passes away Salman Sultan: on TV anniversary, no monkeying around Tejeshwar Singh: A baritone…

Inclusive media fellowships for journalists 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Inclusive Media for Change, an initiative of the Delhi-based centre for study of developing societies (CSDS), is inviting applications from print and electronic journalists for media fellowships to explore grassroots issues in rural communities. The fellowships are open to fulltime and freelance English and Hindi journalists. The fellowship duration is 3-6 weeks, and the…

Coming soon: ‘Deccan Herald’ from New Delhi

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…

Entries invited for Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize

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…

Prabha Dutt fellowship for women print journos

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…

Love Facebook? FB has a job for you in NY

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…

Scholarships for conference of science journalists

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…

Student research internships at ‘The Hoot’

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…

Press Club Bombay invites cricket, crime writers

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…