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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.…

‘Black Day’ to protest bid to scuttle wage board

PRESS RELEASE: Delhi Union of Journalists(DUJ) will observe a “Black Day” on Friday, 2 December 2011, to protest against moves to scuttle the wage board for journalist and non-journalists, and concerted moves to kill the working journalists Act. The Black Day will also spotlight the increasing attacks on journalists in sensitive areas, and moves by…

Ramnath Goenka excellence in journalism awards

The Ramnath Goenka Memorial Foundation is inviting entries for the 2009 Excellence in Journalism awards. The awards are open for both print and broadcast journalists in 18 categories with cash prizes and scholarships on offer. The last date for entries is 15 November 2010. Visit http://www.expressindia.com/rngf for further details. Email: rngf@expressindia.com Image: courtesy The Indian…

The 2010 Shakti Bhatt first-book prize

PRESS RELEASE: In its third year, the Shakti Bhatt first-book prize is a cash award of Rs one lakh. Entries in the following genres may be submitted: poetry, fiction (including graphic novels), creative non-fiction (travel writing, autobiography, biography and narrative journalism) and drama. A thee-member advisory board will shortlist six books published between 1 June 2009 and…

The Daily Beast prize for South Asian journos

PRESS RELEASE: Tina Brown‘s portal, The Daily Beast, and the US-based non-profit organisation Open Hands Initiative have announced a new prize for South Asian journalists and writers covering the region. The aim of this prize is to promote and support the work of an individual who has contributed thoughtful, important, and engaging commentary on the…

Prabha Dutt fellowship for women journalists

The Sanskriti Foundation in collaboration with the Prabha Dutt memorial foundation is inviting applications from Indian women journalists in the 25-40 age group for the Prabha Dutt fellowship for excellence in journalist, in memory of the pioneering Hindustan Times journalist. The fellowship covering a period of 10 months offers Rs 100,000 for women journalists to…

Entries invited for Best Article Competition 2010

PRESS RELEASE: The Press Institute of India (PII), in association with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is inviting entries for the “3rd PII-ICRC Best Article Competition 2010”. “If you think you have written and published an interesting article on humanitarian issues linked to a situation of armed violence, please do send a…

9-month Express programme in journalism

Express Institute of Media Studies, the journalism school of The Indian Express, is inviting applications for its 9-month programme. The last date to apply is July 3. Visit the website: Express Institute of Media Studies Also read: India’s ten best communications schools Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach? Times School of Journalism seeking…

Times school of journalism seeking applications

The Times of India‘s school of journalism is inviting applications from graduates under 27 years of age for its business journalism course. The last date to apply is June 10. Visit the website: Times School of Journalism Also read: India’s ten best communications schools Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach?

Behind every news story, there is a back story

Lobbyists, who in another age would have been called brokers, fixers, middle men, etc, are the flavour of the month this summer in Delhi with the (official) tapping of phones of top lobbyist Neera Radia aka Niira Radia allegedly revealing the names of two prominent media personalities. Ergo: a panel discussion. Also read: The TV…

And who’s afraid of the face-to-face powwow?

Manmohan Singh, prime minister of the world’s largest democracy, completes six years in office on May 22 without once being subjected to hard-nosed questioning by an Indian journalist—print, television, radio or internet—in a face-to-face, one-on-one, on-the-record interview. He will, however, seek the safety of the crowd once again when he addresses the media at a…

‘If a headline asks a question, the answer is no’

Foundation for Media Professionals (FMP) seminar: Can the intelligence bureau and the research and analysis wing be accountable? Thursday, February 18 5.30pm-8 pm Venue: Nehru memorial museum and library, Teen Murti house, New Delhi. Also read: Andrew Marr: How to read a newspaper

Express Institute of Media Studies, 2010 program

The Express Institute of Media Studies, set up by the Indian Express group, is inviting applications for its 2010 programme. The last date for submission of application forms is 31 January 2010. Click on the image for a larger frame to view details. Also read: Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach?

The book, the event, the review, the excerpt

Sentinel House, the book  on the newspaper business by the Bangalore journalist Allen J. Mendonca, who passed away suddenly in late September, is being posthumously published by Raintree, the media company Allen co-founded with his wife, Sandhya. The book, priced at Rs 225, will be released by Arundhati Nag at the Ranga Shankara in Bangalore…

Sanskriti Awards for Teresa Rehman, Bahar Dutt

Two young journalists, Teresa Rehman (left) of Tehelka and Bahar Dutt of CNN-IBN, are among five winners of the Sanskriti Awards for 2009. Now in its 30th year, the Sanskriti Awards are given to young talents between 25 and 35 years of age, and will be presented in New Delhi on Novemebr 20, according to…