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School of Media Studies
Department of Convergent Journalism
» Introduction

Central University of Kashmir launched an innovative Post Graduate program in Convergent Journalism from the academic session in 2011 under the aegis of School of Media Studies. Previous two centuries will be remembered for the advent of different technologies and the current century will go down the annals of history known for convergence of technologies, ideas, ideologies and cultures. Just like other spheres of life, in journalism too, convergence is taking place at the levels of technology, media ownership and the presentation and packaging of news.

At the department of Convergent Journalism, School of Media Studies we ensure that we keep up with the pace of Journalism in the world and make students learn to produce and manage content across multiple platforms, including print, radio, the Internet, television, social media and other digital and interactive platforms, with our cutting-edge convergent media master’s programme. The coursework has three semesters of practical and theory based teaching/learning and the fourth semester is a -no written examination- full term practical based capstone media project semester with four optional-specializations in Advanced Media Productions, Narrative Journalism, New Media and Research Dissertation work. Besides, the students are sent to various local, national, international media houses for a three-week Internship program after completing third Semester. Students gain a strong theoretical framework while developing practical skills in photography, writing, reporting, media production, film production, documentary making, design and web development and media research. Internships with media houses provide on-the-job training and have lead to employment of the students. The degree program in convergent journalism/ media prepares students to pursue rapidly changing communication and journalism profession. The department prepares students for the world of media/journalism where they can be placed as content managers, creative managers, reporters, editors, public relations specialists, social media specialists, filmmakers, production managers, cinematographers, photojournalists and more. The main objective of this course is to produce skilled and trained journalists for all the streams of journalism who are committed to the issues of ethics, social relevance and human rights. Convergent Journalism is taught at very few institutions/universities in the world and in South Asia we are the second institution to offer this programme.
Programmes offered: 

A) Masters in Convergent Journalism (2 years coursework)

B) MPhil.- Ph.D. (Integrated Coursework in Media Studies/Journalism)