TELEVISION MEDIA STREAM
Students in the Television stream engage in the whole range of studio and field
work for television news and news related programming. They acquire knowledge
and skills in news preparation and presentation; anchoring, interviewing and
reporting on camera; and researching and scripting documentaries. They also
gain practical experience in camera work, non-linear digital editing, visual and
audio mixing, and the creation of special effects and graphics.
Broadcast media students are introduced to the specific requirements of writing
for the spoken word and for visuals. They undergo voice training under expert
Students are quickly initiated into all aspects of studio and field production. They
handle various roles in the production cycle to give them thorough familiarity with
the whole assembly line and process of news programming. Among the regular
programmes students produce are the composite morning show of various
segments, news bulletins, current affairs productions and docu-features. They
produce news packages and capsules and integrate them with the studio based
shows. Students are divided into groups and work under the close supervision
of expert television journalists from India and abroad. Trainers in the TV stream
include veteran producers and senior journalists from reputed international brands
in the profession like the BBC.
The course will feature the core values of good television journalism, from
accuracy, balance and objectivity to freshness, variety and audience interest.
Students will be instructed and gain practice in techniques for reporting – going
live and doing two-ways, as well as package making. The course will feature such essentials skills as writing for television, story telling with pictures and basic
interviewing as well as using archives and graphics to enhance their report.
At each stage of the course there will be practical exercises to test and
help understand television reporting techniques and students will make a
final special report. There will be sessions on newsgathering and on the
implications for television journalists of ‘citizen journalism’ and ‘user generated
content’ to prepare students for the rapidly developing world of ‘digital’
The digital television facility can handle production and postproduction of the
whole gamut of TV news and features, and longer format programmes. The
facility includes two multi camera studio floors with non-heating lighting grids
and teleprompters; production control rooms with control panels which can
handle multiple video and audio sources online and offline; online graphic
and special effects generators, ten digital video edit suites with Avid Media
composers; and the digital P2 field cameras with memory cards.
Students in this stream are exposed to emerging trends in the electronic
media, to digital convergence, and to different types of satellite telecasting.
In addition, they are introduced to techniques of measuring audiences and
The other aspects they learn include audio and video streaming; making use
of the Internet and digital resources as a tool for research and reporting;
understanding the impact of the Internet and the New Media on broadcast
journalism; and professional community-building and community-sharing.