IIMC to launch course in Urdu journalism

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) Thursday said it will be launching a short duration course in Urdu journalism.

According to an IIMC statement, the course will “promote the proficiency” and the “capabilities” of working journalists in Urdu language media organisations.

The initiative comes in the wake of Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari’s detailed discussions with working journalists and editors of Urdu language newspapers at the recently concluded All India Conference of Urdu Editors.

According to officials, the representatives of the Urdu newspapers requested Tewari to initiate skill and capacity building measures through short term courses in the medium.

To be introduced in the next academic session, the course would be non-residential and would be open to all working and freelance journalists in Urdu language and will focus on latest journalism practices, use of technology, copy-writing and writing for TV.

The IIMC is in the process of finalising the course duration, curriculum, fee structures and other matters, the statement said.

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