Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Reporter and Graphic Designer wanted for a Pune Weekly

Following from Renuka Rahul,

Pune Pulse, an English weekly newspaper published from Pune, is looking for a reporter (minimum 1 year of experience in print journalism, preferably with English newspaper) and 

graphic designer who has experience in Page Making, Photoshop and Corel Draw (minimum 2 years of experience). 

Those interested and located in Pune can apply to


Tuesday, 29 December 2015

National Seminar on “New Media in India: Current Trends and Future Prospects”

Following from Aditya Shukla:

We have an opportunity to offer our cordial invitation to National Seminar on
New Media in India: Current Trends and Future Prospects”, organized by Amity School of Communication, Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior.
Seminar Date:                                     March 30, 2016
Venue:                                                Amity School of Communication, Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior
Important Dates
Abstract Due date:                                 January 26, 2016
Acceptance Information:                        February 05, 2016
Full Paper Submission:                          February 26, 2016
Paper Mailing Id:                         
The abstract of the paper should reach the Seminar Organizers on or before January 26, 2016. Organizers will inform the researcher for the acceptance after reviewing the abstract on or before February 05, 2016. The full length research paper should reach the Seminar Organizers on or before February 26, 2016. The contributors are requested to submit their manuscript based on the theme/subthemes, typed in English or Hindi (use MS-Word, Times New Roman Font for English, Kruti Dev 10, for Hindi followed by 12 points, 2.6 cm margin on single side of A4 size paper). The researcher will be able to present their papers verbally (Power point Presentation is a must) and poster form.
Registration Procedure:
Delegate Registration Fees:
Academia/Industry Faculty Member:                    Rs. 1500/per person
Research Scholar/Students:                                 Rs. 750/per person
Last Date of Registration:                                     March 10, 2016
With 20% extra late Fees:                                      March 15, 2016
With 50% extra late Fees:                                     March 30, 2016
(On Spot Registration)
Registration Payment:
The registration fee can be paid through bank draft and online transfer.
(A). Payment through Bank draft
     The Bank draft should be drawn in favour of ‘Amity University Madhya Pradesh’ payable at Gwalior.
(B). Bank Transfer
    Axis Bank Limited, Kanwal Complex, Shrimant Madhav Rao Scindia Marg, City Centre, Gwaliorm M.P., 474002
       Code: UTIB0000158
       Account Name: Amity University, Madhya Pradesh
       Account No.: 911010033371991     
Note: Accommodation will be provided on the basis of requirement after submitting the payment for the same.
We solicit your active participation in this seminar with your research paper on the theme/sub-theme of the seminar. We also request you to recommend all interested faculties/researchers/students from all the departments of your institution to participate and submit research papers on the theme/sub-theme of the Seminar.

Organizing Committee
National Seminar
March 30, 2016 

Thursday, 24 December 2015

IAMCR Regional Conference on January 18, 2016.

Following from Dr. Uma Shankar Pandey

As is known to you, International Association for Media and Communication Research - IAMCR - is the preeminent worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research.
This is the first ever IAMCR regional conference in India. The details of the conference are at
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Surendranath College for Women, Kolkata, India will host an IAMCR regional conference on January 18, 2016. The International Conference on News Literacy will feature both invited and competitive sessions. 
This is the first ever IAMCR regional conference in India. The details of the conference are at
Topics for discussion at the conference may include: 
  • Media Literacy
  • Citizen Journalism
  • Online Journalism
  • Media Ethics
  • Pedagogies for news literacy
  • Journalists’ Role Perceptions
  • News Values in the Digital Age
Overview of the Theme:
The colossal amount of information available to citizens has grown exponentially in recent years with the development of faster and more accessible avenues of information and communication technology.
The growth of citizen journalists, bloggers, aggregators and commentators has led to researchers recognizing them as the ‘Fifth Estate’. As a result, the role of traditional media as the primary purveyors of information has been challenged, with more and more information available on the social media, almost instantly. Traditional media in different parts of the world have responded by resorting to more opinion based and explanatory journalism.
This has also led to blurring of lines between traditional journalism and propaganda, entertainment, promotion and raw information. The result is that the citizens often take decisions based on unreliable and unverified information, and worse.
The onus of verification of information is now more on consumers than information providers. Hence it becomes essential for citizens to judge the accuracy of news reports and also the news sources to sift through opinionated and flawed reporting.
This calls for an increased emphasis on news literacy. Apart from advocating critical thinking skills, news literacy is indispensible for sustaining real democracy.
Critical and skeptical engagement of the consumers with news is an important element of news literacy. In the digital age, when almost everyone is a potential information source, the question of who is a journalist and who is not assumes great importance.
It is also imperative for professional journalists to reaffirm the values of truth, accuracy, public interest and social responsibility to remain relevant.


Gitanjali Auditorium, Surendranath College for Women, 24 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kolkata 70009. India.

Registration Fee:   

            Teachers:                     Rs 500
            Research Scholars:        Rs 300
            Students:                     Rs 100

Conference Format:

The conference will have both invited and Competitive Sessions. Abstracts for the competitive sessions will be refereed before acceptance for presentations. Abstracts of 300 words can be submitted online for the competive sessions at

Key Dates:

Last Date for Abstract Upload: January 8, 2016.
Date of Conference: January 18, 2016.


For registration or clarifications, contact

Best Regards,
Uma Shankar Pandey
Seminar Convenor,
IAMCR Regional Conference
International Conference on News Literacy

Dr. Uma Shankar Pandey
Asst. Professor and Head,
Dept. of Journalism & Mass Communication,
Surendranath College for Women
(University of Calcutta)
Kolkata-700009, India.
IAMCR Ambassador
Twitter: @uspindia
Ph: +919674016826/+919433180755

Asia Journalism Fellowship 2016

Following from Prof Ang Peng Hwa,  Alan John & Cherian George

Asia Journalism Fellowship 2016

We are delighted to let you know that Temasek Foundation and Nanyang Technological University will be running the 8th round of the Asia Journalism Fellowship from 18 July to 7 October 2016.

Applications will officially open on 11 January, but we wanted to give you a heads-up so that you can share this with journalists who may be interested.

This is a unique and coveted mid-career sabbatical programme for accomplished journalists from across Asia. Participation in the three-month residential fellowship is fully sponsored.

Since the launch of AJF in 2009, we’ve hosted more than 100 journalists – representing newspapers, magazines, TV/radio stations and online media in 17 different Asian territories – all united in their passion for excellence in journalism. We are eager to add exceptional individuals to this growing network.

Do visit our website,, for more details, and spread the word.


Alan John & Cherian George

Directors, Asia Journalism Fellowship

Friday, 18 December 2015

National Conference On ‘Role of Community Radio as a Medium of Development

Following received from Prof.  Dr. Tukaram Daud:    
           North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon
National Conference
‘Role of Community Radio as a Medium of Rural & Urban Development’
12th and 13th February  2016

Organized by
Department of Mass Communication and Journalism
School of Arts and Humanities
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon

Senate Hall, University Campus,
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon
P.B.No. 80, Umavinagar, Jalgaon – 425001 (M.S.)

About the University:
            North Maharashtra University was founded on 15 August, 1990, as an exercise of decentralization and reorganization of University education in the state of Maharashtra, NMU is committed to the education on all development in the Khandesh region of the state. University is jurisdiction is over three districts Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandurbar. Recently, According to survey conducted by renowned periodical “India Today” in 2013. North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon is ranked at number 40 amongst 620 Universities in India. Also university Ranks 27th amongst 742 universities in India.  The campus is spread over 650 acres of land on a hilly terrain with a good landscape and beautiful, spacious, academic, administrative and residential buildings that include 13 Schools which comprise educational departments. Under the leadership of Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. S. U. Meshram University has taken up the projects in various fields including innovative project ‘Lab to Land’ which has scientific and social relevance. In future University is about to develop Bio – Diversity Park and Tribal Academy.
The School of Arts and Humanities: 
            The School of Arts and Humanities has been established by the university authorities in the academic year 2010-11. At present the school has a total of four educational departments viz. Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Department of Library and Information Science, Department of Arts and Fine Arts and Department of Defence and Strategic Studies. The school has been committed to work in conformance with the objectives of the University for strengthening the teaching and learning processes. Faculties of the School are continuously striving to keep the students abreast of the current knowledge about recent trends of their subject domain and also inculcate in them curiosity about education, research and extension by forming a study circle.
Department of Mass Communication and Journalism:
            The Department has started two years post graduate course called M.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism from the year 2006-2007. Well designed practical and experienced faculties are the backbone of the department. The Department publishes a periodical namely ‘UMAVI VARTA’. It is operated by students. The department always tries to impart the best Journalistic Wisdom and as a part it seminars, workshops, speeches of major media personalities and the arrangement of study tours are organized by Media knowledge an initiative. The department takes efforts for development of all individuals and it organizes national and international Media related events and research activities including creative Journalistic workshops. Presently 60 percent of our students working in Print media, 25 percent in electronic and broadcasting media.
Aims and Objectives of the Conference:
1)      To discuss present initiatives experiments and activities of community Radio
2)      To identify various facets of rural development for community radio interventions
3)      To deliberate on constraints faced by CRS and suggest remedial measures.
4)      Development of CRS as a medium of communication.
5)      To search reach and development of CRS at Rural area in View of Language, Folk, (Song, Music, Literature) Custom, Culture, Education etc.
6)      To create opportunity to local audience in participation at various level of program in CRS at rural area Ethics & Social Responsibilities of CRS.
7)      Providing appropriate programmes keeping in view the special needs of the youth.
8)      Informing and stimulating the national consciousness in regard to the status and problems of women and paying special attention to the upliftment of women.
9)      Promoting social justice and combating exploitation inequality and such evils as untouchability and advancing the welfare of the weaker sections of the society.
10)   Providing suitable programmes keeping in view the special needs of the minorities and tribal communities.
Theme of the Conference:
            “Role of Community Radio as a Medium of Rural & Urban Development”
1.      Sub-Theme –
1)     Introducing Community Radio
2)      Radio Broadcasting in India & Various types of Radio  Broadcasting
3)     Radio & Different Platforms
4)     Impact of Community Radio on Society
5)     Community Radio & Agriculture Development
6)     Opportunities & Challenges of Community Radio
7)     Role of Community Radio  In Rural & Urban Development
8)     Learning Community Radio, Media, Education, Health and Development
9)     Performance measurement/CR CIT Tool kit
10) Smart Media Solutions for CR Sector
11) Programming for CR
12) Sustainability of the CR Stations/Nations of the Community /
       Urban Vs Rural scenario of CR.
13) How to maximize the reach of CR using new media
14)Community Radio and Urban Development
15) Mainstream broadcasting & niche broadcasting  
16) Public Service Broadcasting & Community Radios

Call for Papers:
            Papers are invited on any of the relevant topics pertaining to the theme of conference. The said conference is an initiative to bring well-know academia, critics, scholars, teachers and students to explore the academic impulse in building of social responsible media. To create greater awareness about the topic and ideas Research Papers on the main theme and sub themes of the conference are invited from well known academician, teachers, researcher and students. Quality research paper including field studies from scholars, researches, teachers and students are invited. Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, North Maharashtra University, shall not be responsible for any violation of copyright; the author of the respective paper shall be solely accountable for the same.
Paper Submission Guidelines:
            Research paper should be based on main or the subthemes of the conference. It should have proper research questions and should also reflect the findings. Abstract length should be between 250 to 300 words. Full Paper should not be more than 3000 words. It must be typed in Times New Roman font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing using MS-Word application in English and only ISM DVB-TT Surekh Font 14pt in single space Marathi/Hindi. The author should give his/here-mail ID, contact number and address with pin code. At the end of the paper.  The research paper should be submitted to the following e-miles and Contact No.-
1.      Dr. Tukaram Daud -                                                                         Organizing Secretary
Ph. – (0257) 2257446, 2258008, Mo. – 9420438453
2.      Dr. Sudhir Bhatkar -                                                                         Convener
Ph.: - (0257) 2257436, Mo – 9423490044
3.      Sandip Kedar  -                                                                                 Co-ordinator
Ph: - (0257) 2257445, Mo.- 8600070099
4.      Rahul Kapure  -                                                                                Co-ordinator
Ph.:- (0257) 2257445, Mo.- 9763103431
Important dates :
Full paper with abstract submission:               25th January 2016
Conference dates:                                           12th to 13th February 2016
(Note – No paper will be accepted after         25th January 2016
Delegates from Academic Institutions                       Rs.1000/-
Research Scholars/Students                                        Rs.800/-
Registration fees include participation in all technical sessions, conference kit, tea and lunch will be provided at the venue. Fee is payable by DD in favour of “Finance & Accounts Officer, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon” payable at Jalgaon (M.S.) INDIA. All the authors of paper and participator are required to pay the Registration fees.
Accommodation: Accommodation will be arranged at North Maharashtra University campus on first cum first served basis. Please inform or mention it in advance your application form.

North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon
Department of Mass Communication and Journalism
School of Arts and Humanities
National Conference
“Role of Community Radio as a Medium of Rural & Urban Development”
12th and 13th Feb.  2016
Registration Form
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                                                                                                           Signature of the participant

Chief Patron
Hon. Dr. Prof. Sudhir U. Meshram
Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor,
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon

Dr. A. M. Mahajan                         Prof. Dr. D. G. Hundiwale
Registrar, N.M.U., Jalgaon              Director, B.C.U.D. N.M.U., Jalgaon
                              Dr. T. R. Borse                                       Mr. Sunil Patil
I/c Director,                                                           PRO
School of Arts and Humanities                              N.M.U., Jalgaon
     Mr. Sanjay Chandekar,
     Head, Radio FTII, Pune
Organizing Secretary
                                  Dr. Tukaram V. Daud
                                 Head & Associate Professor
                 Department of Mass Communication & Journalism

1.      Dr. Sudhir Bhatkar -                                                                         Convener
Ph.: - (0257) 2257436, Mo – 9423490044
2.      Sandip Kedar  -                                                                                 Co-ordinator
Ph: - (0257) 2257445, Mo.- 8600070099
3.      Rahul Kapure  -                                                                                 Co-ordinator
Ph.:- (0257) 2257445, Mo.- 9763103431

Local Organizing Committee
Dr. Manisha Indani                             Mr. Santosh Khirade
Mr. Tushar Raising                             Mr. Omkar Pawar
Mr. Sanjay Patki                                  Mr. Sanju Patil
     P.B. NO.80, Umavinagar, Jalgaon – 425001 (M.S.)

    (0257-2257446, 2257008) website: