International Media Institute of India (IMII) Begins Work

Sep 72010

International Multimedia Institute Launches in India

New Delhi – Aspiring journalists in India can now train in an 11-month digital media program that emphasizes the best professional practices. The International Media Institute of India started classes in the Delhi suburb of Noida this summer with 30 students.

The participants come from across India—as well as from Bhutan and Liberia. The classroom mimics a newsroom with students constantly reporting and publishing stories. Students learn everything from the fundamentals of newswriting and editing to podcasting and Web design. Courses are taught in English and Hindi.

“Our students will stand out because of their digital know-how, high standards and ability to report on important issues facing India,” said International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) President Joyce Barnathan. “As Indian news outlets grow, there will be an increasing demand for our graduates.”

The institute is run by ICFJ and its Indian partner, the Society for Policy Studies (SPS), a think tank of Indian journalists and policy affairs analysts. It is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Graduate School of Journalism of the City University of New York (CUNY) is providing curriculum support.