School of Journalism & Mass Communication students to get trained at NDTV studios

School of Journalism & Mass Communication students to get trained at NDTV studios

ApeejayStya University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NDTVWorldwide to explore mutual synergies in the field of media andjournalism studies on May 31, 2017. Asa part of this collaboration, NDTV’s senior journalists,producers and anchors will conduct a series of workshops for thestudents of School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC),Apeejay Stya University, on subjects ranging from Reporting,Anchoring to Live News Transmissions from NDTV’s NewsProduction Centre in New Delhi. Students will also get an opportunityto do their internship and attend studio shows at NDTV.  

A Master Class with Douglas

A Master Class with Douglas

The New Delhi Bureau Chief of the Thomson Reuters, Douglas Busvine, conducted a Master Class on the latest trends in journalism with the students of SJMC on 9th March 2017. The session with Mr. Busvine was streamed LIVE on the Reuters Facebook page for a global aaudience.
The Master Class with Douglas Busvine was seen by about 15,000 people in just an hour.  

Top TV Anchors Discuss Credibility of Media with SJMC

Top TV Anchors Discuss Credibility of Media with SJMC

SJMC Students ENBA Awards 2017: India’s top television anchors discussed the credibility of TV News and their future with the students of Journalism and Mass Communication, ApeejayStya University, Gurgaon, on 25th February at ENBA Awards, Radisson Blu Hotel in NOIDA. SJMC students who were invited to the event as Media Partners interviewed prominent TV personalities such as Pankaj Pachauri, Sreenivasan Jain, PunitGoenka, Anurradha Prasad, ShereenBhan, Alok Joshi and Rana Yashwant for a TV documentary analyzing the credibility of Indian TV News. The sponsors of ENBA awards, exchange4media formulated the News Broadcasting Awards in 2008 with the objective of recognizing the best in Television news and to reward broadcasters and industry leaders who are responsible for shaping the future of Television Broadcasting in India and honour the people who make this industry what it is. ENBA Awards are now considered to be among the top awards for India’s television industry.
The event was attended by India’s top television magnates and anchors. Please find a few samples of our work attached :  

SJMC Students Invited to 7th UN Conclave as Media Partners

SJMC Students Invited to 7th UN Conclave as Media Partners

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) of the ApeejayStya University, Gurgaon, was invited as the media partner for the 7th UN Conclave event on 28th January 2017 at the prestigious Siri Fort in New Delhi. The event was attended by India’s Union Ministers, Celebrities, and thinkers. Students did a LIVE Social Media 360 Degrees for the 7th UN conclave. They also recorded interviews with the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals, Ashok Amritraj and other celebrities. The United Nations Young Changemakers Conclave is a platform to engage with eminent leaders from the field of business, politics, media, sport, development, media and the arts. The theme for 2017s dialogue explored the role of business, government and social entrepreneurs in achieving sustainable development goals with cabinet ministers and top opinion makers in India. Ashok Amritraj, UN’s India Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals talks to SJMC at UN Conclave:

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Derek Segaar, Director, UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan, talks to SJMC at UN Conclave
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Predicting Trends in journalism: A Master Class with ParanjoyGuhaThakurta

Predicting Trends in journalism: A Master Class with ParanjoyGuhaThakurta

‘Trending topics for Research in the age of Digital Journalism & Multi-Media platforms’ was the theme of a Master Class with ParanjoyGuhaThakurta, an eminent journalist, author, film-maker and Editor, Economic & Political Weekly, on 18 March 2017 at the ApeejayStya University campus in Gurgaon. As a part of the Media Festival 2017, School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) celebrated its RESEARCH DAY on 18th March by holding an open-house Viva for Ms. Jaya Srivastava, who defended her PhD thesis. The viva was followed by a Doctoral Research Committee to discuss the PhD works of Ms. UjjwalaTirkey, Pooja Sikka and BK Tyagi, three PhD scholars of the SJMC, who also submitted their PhD thesis on the same day. In the afternoon, veteran journalist ParanjoyGuhaThakurta emphasized the need to go for the latest topics of research in the field of journalism and mass communication. He discussed in detail the trending themes for the benefit of new researchers. He also looked at the future of India media, its cross-ownership and credibility. The session with Mr. Thakurta was streamed LIVE on the Facebook page of ‘Apeejay SJMC’. Audiences ranging from various parts of the country to the ones who were present during the session asked questions.

Dr. Ridhima Tiwari

  • F06A1069 Dr. Ridhima Tewari
    School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Dr. Ridhima Tiwari is trained in Literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Her doctorate was obtained from The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad on the short fiction of Saadat Hasan Manto.

Dr. Tewari’s interests lie at the intersection of gender, discourse analysis and philosophy. She has presented her work in India and abroad. She has also done ethnographic studies such as a project called Mall: A Gendered Space, at the Women’s Studies and Development Centre, University of Delhi (D.U.).

Passionate about Literature, she also writes poetry and has taught interdisciplinary courses to post-graduate and research scholars at D.U.

At ASU, Dr. Tewari teaches courses on public and technical communication, philosophy, as well as on world literature.

Mr. Bhoopesh Shrivastava

  • Mr. Bhoopesh Shrivastava Mr. Bhoopesh Shrivastava
    School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Mr. Bhoopesh Shrivastava is the Studio Executive at SJMC. An MA in Hindi Literature with a Diploma in Electronics, ‘Bhoopesh Ji’ is responsible for taking care of the SJMC Radio & Television studio in every sense of the word. He is a versatile man. He records, edits and uploads radio programmes on Radio Styavani. On special days, he can be seen organizing outdoor filming and three cam shoots.

He has previously worked at the Electronic Media Production Centre, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Sahara TV Channel and CNBC TV.

Ms. Ankita Deb

  • Ms. Ankita Deb
    School of Journalism & Mass Communication

SJMC guest faculty, Ankita Deb is a PhD scholar at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has recently finished writing her MPhil dissertation on ‘Desire in Bombay Cinema in the 1970s’.

A film buff by nature, Ms. Deb did her graduation in Journalism at Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi. Later, she pursued her Master’s degree in Arts and Aesthetics from JNU. Her research work on cinema has been a part of a number of international conferences. She has published her work in international journals as well. Ms. Deb worked briefly with the Hindustan Times and Take on Art Magazine.

Dr. Abhay Chawla

  • F06A1069 Dr. Abhay Chawla
    School of Journalism and Mass Communication

With a doctorate from Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Media, Dr Abhay Kumar Chawla is indeed an expert on New Media, teaching New Media at the SJMC.

He is also a visiting faculty in Delhi University where he teaches Mass communication.  Dr Chawla has presented papers in national and international conferences on various aspects of media. He also writes for magazines and ezines on various disparate subjects. His journalistic endeavours also include running a magazine on ageing “NAVTIKA” and the starting the first News Website for Haryana in the year 2000.

Dr Chawla’s second area of competence is social development for which he had also been engaged as National Consultant with UNDP for a Green city project in Gurgaon as well as been a consultant with Haryana AIDS Control Society and Govt. of Haryana for the Total sanitation project of the Ministry of Rural Development.

He did his Electronics and Communications Engineering from the prestigious IIT Varanasi. After engineering, he worked in the Information Technology sector for a decade in companies like Tata Motors, Hewlett Packard and IBM in senior management positions.

Mr. Avijit Pattnaik

  • F06A1073 Mr. Avijit Pattnaik
    School of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Professional Faculty and the visual editor at SJMC, Avijit Pattnaik has worked in the industry as a Film & Video Editor for over a decade. He started his career as a freelance film editor and went on to work for commercial TV shows, advertisements, and music videos for various TV channels such as Doordarshan, SONY & ETV.

Before joining Apeejay Stya Unicersity, Avijit Pattnaik was working with the State University of Performing & Visual Arts, Rohtak, as a Faculty in the department of Film Editing.

Avijit Pattnaik has earned a degree in Film & Video Editing from Biju Pattnaik Film & Television Institute of Odisha, followed by a PG Diploma in Multimedia.

His interests range from aesthetics of visual editing to sound design for fiction and non-fiction films.