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ACJNEWSLINE- Student Ezine of ACJ

The Word
The Word - Lab newspaper produced weekly by students

New Media Stream - Keeping pace with the latest in digital media thought and technology

New Media students of the Asian College of Journalism are introduced to a digital media curriculum that is on par with global standards. The program prepares students to think and work like 21st century journalists, without losing sight of the core values of journalism.  Students are encouraged to hone their writing skills and equipped to use cross-platform tools and graphics to enhance their storytelling to keep up with emerging trends worldwide. 

Over the academic year, new media students produce a lab journal, ACJ Newsline, which gives them the opportunity to apply the skills they acquire through the year. Students are also given the chance to participate in global collaborative projects involving other leading universities from around the world. One of the popular segments of the new media curriculum is Open House, a Friday-afternoon virtual discussion series, that runs through the second and third terms.  Guests on the panel include leading academics and media practioners from India and abroad.

Open House 2014-2015 guests

Steve Hermann Executive Editor, Digital, BBC News

Andrew Leimdorfer, Project Manager,  BBC Interactive

Trushar Barot – Apps Editor for BBC World Service/Global News

Professor Jane Singer, Professor of Innovation Journalism, School of Arts and Social Sciences, City University, London.

 Pallav Bajjuri, Founder, Saddahaq, Social Journalism platform

Nandagopal Rajan – Editor, New Media at Indian Express Limited.

Emiel Elgersma – Video and multimedia web documentary film maker

Soud Hyder – Technologist, Futurist, Strategist at Al Jazeera

Paulina Tervo – Producer, interactive documentary filmmaker

Mark Frankel – Assisstant Editor, BBC




ACJ Engage 2014-2015

ACJ Engage – New Media students launched a first-of-its-kind collaborative citizen journalism project on children’s issues in association with UNICEF. Citizens were encouraged to send in multimedia inputs through email, social media and also using a free mobile app christened ACJ Engage.
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Open House 2013-2014 guests
George Brock, Professor and Head of Journalism at City University London
Richard Sambrook, Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University
Prem Panicker, Managing Editor, Yahoo! India
David Baines, Senior Journalism Lecturer at Newcastle University
Chris Hamilton, Head of Social Media, BBC News
Sarah Hartley, Editor and co-founder at
Sarah Jones, broadcast journalism lecturer at University of Salford, UK
Shubhranshu Chowdary, Founder, CGNetSwara
Bill Thies, Researcher, Microsoft Research, India
Ian Wylie, Journalism Lecturer at Newcastle University
Sarah Marshall, Social Media Editor at The Wall Street Journal
May Abdalla, documentary producer for the BBC and Al Jazeera

Live Blogging
of Conference on Media, Public Interest & Issues of Regulation


Acjnewsline - Student's lab journal
ACJ Newsline, the student ezine of the New Media Stream, tracks the journalistic and multimedia skills of the new media students.
ACJ-Huffington Post Collaboration
Through a collaborative partnership with the Huffington Post, some of our students have also written for the publication on issues that are Indian in flavour but global in style and presentation. 

The Walls That Talk

Major Indian City's Project To Feed The Poor Might Actually Work

In India, Families Struggle To Find Care For Loved Ones Suffering From Dementia

Global Mobile Journalism Project
In 2013-14, ACJ’s New Media students have participated in two global mobile journalism projects and are all set to take part in a global 12-hour news broadcast project.  For more information please visit and

Future-ready with Pop-Up Newsroom
The Hindu dated November 17, 2013

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