The second batch of eight students and media persons underwent “Journalism: News Writing and Reporting” online training from 17th to 30th June, 2020. The programme was completely online on a Zoom platform. There were 20 sessions with 12 hours of learning, sharing and interaction amongst the participants and faculty. The training programme was organised by NISCORT Media College amidst lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
NISCORT – A torch bearer!
The National Institute for Social Communications, Research and Training (NISCORT) situated at NCR-Delhi is a professional Media College of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI). It offers Graduate, Post Graduate, Diploma and Short Term Training Courses in Mass Media, Communication and Journalism.
NISCORT is fully dedicated to train dynamically skilled and knowledgeable media persons for the media industry. It strives to create personnel who are morally and culturally strong and works for the betterment of society. The institute is playing a vital role in grooming and forming well-trained media professionals for true journalism spreading peace, unity and harmony.
Participants share their Mind
“The News Writing and Reporting Online Course conducted by NISCORT was a great opportunity for me to participate in the online classes as a student. It really enhanced my writing talent and provided me a deeper understanding of the Print Media industry”, expressed Jeevan Jose Jitty from Kuwait.
Another international participant, Miss Amal Tomy Murickan also from Kuwait wrote, “The course helped me in improving my writing skills and also boosted my confidence in writing. The trainer gave us an in-depth knowledge on each and every topic. I look forward to attending many more classes like this in future”.
Sr. Lilly N J, from Bhubaneswar opined saying, “The input sessions on various topics like paragraph writing, article writing, heading composition, letter to the editor, report writing, editing and interviewing were valuable. Conducting an interview and writing it for newspapers was challenging but an enriching task. Daily assignments motivated us to bring out our hidden abilities in writing skill and encouraged us to do better”.
“During the lockdown, the training programme helped me to enhance my writing skills to become the voice of the voiceless. This course gave me a strong conviction that regular practice of writing can help me grow in my journalistic skills, news drafting and reporting style”, said Sr. Rini Lawerence of Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate from Mumbai, a social worker.
Sr. Amala from Chennai belonging to Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd mentioned, “The course and training sessions were thought provoking, insightful and informative. I was lucky to avail the chance of participating in the programme. Our trainer, Mr. Sumit Dhanraj, a journalist from Indore was committed to teaching, convinced in points made and focussed on the subject matter”.
The News Writing and Reporting programme is the initiative of Dr. Fr. Jose Murickan, the Director of NISCORT Media College and his creative team, which worked towards the holistic development of professionals. They took extra effort in organising this creative Online Course for students, budding journalists and media persons.
The training concluded with the distribution of e-certificates to the participants. Fr. Jose Murickan congratulated everyone and motivated all to do truthful journalism for peace in the society.
Sumit Dhanraj (Journalist and Media Trainer)