News Lab – Workshop for Mass Comm students at SJC

10 June. This was a dream – to have an intense workshop for my Post Graduate Mass Communication students at St Josephs College.

It is working out this year. I wanted this to be done by my former students. It becomes very effective for the new students to see their super-seniors in action – getting their College/Departmental learning and industry experience together to help the aspirants.

Last three days have been awesome! 8th June (Monday) 2015 began with a general orientation for all the PG students of SJC. Dr Michael Rajamathi set the young minds afire with the zeal only a Josephite can be ignited!

Then came Mr Sugata Srinivasaraju – Editorial Director of Asianet News Network, who is directly responsible for the day-to-day functioning of Kannada news channel Suvarna and daily newspaper Kannada Prabha. He was brilliant.

Tuesday, we had DF guiding the young through newswriting and editing.

Today, on Wednesday, we had Sudipto Mondal of Hindustan Times with the former special reporter of The Hindu (Madurai) D. Karthikeyan, followed by Srividya and Nikhil to spend a few minutes with their juniors; some pep-talk, some hints, and much inspiration!

Then came Joshua CD and Mark Rasquinha.

Thursday will be another of our good students from Deccan Chronicle. Along with her there will be good many others coming to say hello to their sprightly freshers

Friday and Saturday, probably, will see the biggest “convoy” of my former students – spending time and doing things with the new batch!

Almost feels Green! Why did I not have such a wonderful chance to mingle with my seniors!?

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