The ACJ curriculum has been updated continually over the years to reimagine and recontextualise the raison d’etre of journalism and media practice. The programme is constantly recast to imbue bright young minds with the potential and prospects of journalism in changing times.
The new Fully Integrated curriculum will be New Age with tried and trusted methods being enhanced with new technology and delivery systems; it will be Digital, blending the feet-on-the-ground and offline methods with new, emerging technology-enabled methods of newsgathering and dissemination; it will be Multi-Platform with convergence of skill sets required for Print, New Media or Broadcast. It will be Future Ready with cutting edge applications and technology being used to disseminate news. In a rapidly evolving media ecosystem, the curriculum will create platform-agnostic journalists capable of delivering platform-specific news content.
The revised curriculum also seeks to equip students with the wherewithal to be media entrepreneurs in the start-up space and self-sufficient journalists of the digital era.
Students will pick up multiple storytelling skills in a seamless course that will impart the techniques used in the Print, New Media or Broadcast platforms. The hands-on curriculum will enable students to work in a newspaper, an online portal or a television channel or a media house that hosts all three platforms; or as independent journalists on their own platform.
The curriculum combines the ‘how to’ aspect of journalism with a critical and reflective ‘why’ perspective which enables the young journalist to keep up with the demands made by a dynamic work environment and a changing society.