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Master of Arts (Journalism) (MJMC)

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Programme Name: Master of Arts (Journalism)
Programme Code: MJMC
Eligibility: Graduation
Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Programme Fee: ₹ 5000/-
Medium of Study:
Programme Coordinator:
Name: Jyoti Prakash Mohapatra
Email Id: jp.mohapatra@osou.ac.in
Phone Num.: 9437080048
Programme Details:
Programme objectives:
  • Necessary skills to work in various media including print, electronic and web.
  • Concept and Process of communication including theories and models of communication
  • Understanding of laws related to media and media ethics.
  • Understanding the synergic relation between media and society.
  • Conducting Communication Research
Programme outcomes:
After completing the course, student will be able to:
  • Have fair understanding about various media and how to negotiate them
  • Work  in various media including print, electronic, web and social media.
  • Have fair understanding about the synergic relationship between media and society.
  • Have the ability to conduct communication research
  • Develop a critical understanding about media as a discipline and also media as an instrument of change.
  • Pursue a career in print journalism, photo journalism, television production and writing, web journalism, radio production, social media, public relations, advertising, event management and film making. Work in pr or advt. Sector
  • Prepare themselves for a career in teaching and research.
Duration of the Course – Minimum: 2 years, Maximum: 5years.
Conduct of Classes: Weekend for 4 hours (preferably on Sundays)
Course Fees: Rs 5000/Year
Eligibility Criteria: Graduation or +3 Pass in any discipline
Evaluation – Based on Assignments (theory+ practical), Term end Examinations (theory + practical) and Project work (viva voce + Report) Course Coverage – Theory, Practical and Project Work.
Target Group:
  • Working Journalists
  • Students want to pursue journalism as a career
Pedagogy: The Course shall be taught through the interactive, Self-guided Learning Materials, OERs as reference materials, Week-end Counseling Classes, Video Lectures, Project Works.
Programme Structure:
Semester – I: 16 Credits (4 Credits per course)
Course-1:    Communication Concepts, History, Law and Ethics
Course-2:    Reporting
Course-3:    Editing
Course-4:    Radio & TV Journalism
Semester – II: 16 Credits (4 Credits per course)
Course – 5   : Dissertation                
Course – 6   : Media Sociology          
Course – 7   : Development Communication                  
Course – 8   : New Media & Computer application
Semester – III: 16 Credits (4 Credits per course)
Course – 9   : Communication Theory                           
Course – 10 : Media Sociology
Course – 11 : Communication Research
Course – 12 : Dissertation and Audio-visual project

Semester – IV: 16 Credits (4 Credits per course)
Course – 13: Corporate Communication                       
Course –14: Advanced Photo-Journalism
Course – 15: International and Intercultural Communication
Course – 16: Specialization (Students need to opt any one)
  • Media Management
  • Multimedia
  • Film Studies
Admission January 2019
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