Tag Archives: Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

Times of India: Protests in journalism department over ‘commercialisation of education’

Protests continue in India over the the ‘commercialisation of education’ at Allahabad University. Journalism students are disputing the introduction of a new bachelor course in media studies run by the Institute of Professional Studies.

The Times of India first reported the row between two rival departments – the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) – at this link.

Yesterday it reported that disruption continues:

“Even as the entire arts faculty was turned into a fortress on Thursday, the students of department of journalism and mass communication continued their ongoing protest. The students expressed their resentment through cartoons made on placards.”

Full story at this link…

Journalism in Crisis 09: Reporting from the University of Westminster

Greetings from the nice and cheerfully named Journalism in Crisis event at University of Westminster – a collaboration between the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, in association with the British Journalism Review.

We’ll be tweeting from @journalism_live when we can using tag #jic09 – the wifi is proving a little temperamental – with updates. Fuller updates on the blog and main site will follow – tagged ‘Journalism in Crisis 2009’.

The timetable is pretty big to paste here, so we’ll link to it instead. The only problem is choosing which sessions to go to – there are three varied panels for each set.

Observers from afar, let us know if there’s anything you’d particularly like to hear about.

Anyway, if you’re an attendee, come say hello: Journalism.co.uk is the one glaring at her laptop when the wifi dips out.