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Saturday, August 31, 2013

IMP | CC Meets on September 1 at PCI, New Delhi

Dear IIMCians,

Monthly Meeting of the Central Committee of IIMC Alumni Association will take place at Press Club of India on September 1 at 1.00 PM.

1. Reporting of activities by Organisation Secretary.
2. Whether to hold AGM in October or not when incumbent team completes one year in office. If yes, budget size and financial commitment for the same.
3. Schedule for the IIMC Paper Reading Competition, Budget size and financial commitment for the same.
4. Any unlisted issue raised by CC Member.

Thanks & Regards,
Animesh Biswas
General Secretary

Friday, August 30, 2013

Applications Invited: ICFJ's 2013-2014 McGraw-Hill program



The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is excited to announce the launch of the 2013 McGraw-Hill Data Journalism program, which will train English and Spanish-speaking journalists who report for minority and other underserved populations on a variety of journalism tools and techniques, including how to mine economic and financial databases, and how to find, interpret, visualize and report on this data. The program will feature a free 8-week online course (in both English and Spanish) which is designed to be completed at your own pace, followed by an 8-week mentoring session, during which participants work individually with the course instructors to polish their stories they produce. The best stories will award the participants with a trip to New York City to interview and meet with recognized financial and economic experts.


We would appreciate it if you could share this opportunity with your colleagues and the rest of your professional network. There is no application fee.


The deadline to apply is September 15, 2013.


Para leer la información sobre el programa en Español, haga clic aquí.


Please let me know if you have any questions.


Thank you,


Tom Albrecht, Program Officer

International Center for Journalists



The International Center for Journalists advances quality journalism worldwide. Our hands-on programs combine the best professional practices with new technologies. We believe that responsible journalism empowers citizens and holds governments accountable. For more information, go to


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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Punjab-Haryana-Himachal Chapter Meets on Aug 31 in Chandigarh

Dear IIMCians,

Punjab-Haryana-Himachal Chapter of IIMC Alumni Association will meet on August 31, 2013 at Elante Mall, Chandigarh.

Agenda of the Meeting;-
1. Foremost, for a pleasant get together.
2. To fill vacant posts.
3. Membership Drive
4. Opinion over formation of National Council.
5. Order for T-Shirt & Kurti from Chapter
6. Any unlisted issue raised by members

Thanks & Regards,
Parveen Kumar Dogra
General Secretary, IIMCAA, PHHC Chapter

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Vacancy for Marketing Executive/ Manager (Female) at KnitDreams and Ad-Sales/PR person at Bureaucracy Today

Dear IIMCcians,
KnitDreams is looking for a female Marketing Executive/Manager with good communication skills. Freshers can also apply.
Bureaucracy India is looking for Ad-Sales/PR person with good marketing skills. Freshers can also apply.
Please visit the following website for your reference:
Thanks & Regards,
Animesh Biswas
EJ-IIMC 2005-06

Monday, August 26, 2013

REVISED: Rajasthan Chapter Meets on September 1 at JKK, Jaipur

Dear IIMCians,

Rajasthan Chapter of IIMC Alumni Association will meet on 1st September (Sunday) at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur at 3.00 PM.

Agenda of the Meeting:-
1. Filling Vacant Positions of General Secretary, Organisation Secretary & Treasurer.
2. Decision on proposal to have a National Council comprising members of CC, Chapters and Sub Chapters.
3. Review of Membership Drive.
4. Any other issue raised by Alumni.

Thanks & Regards,
Anurag Vajpai
President, IIMCAA, Rajasthan

Mavcomm Consulting looking for Senior Account Executive | Delhi

Mavcomm Consulting Pvt. Ltd. is looking for a Senior Account Executive for their Delhi Office. 

Interested people can send in their CVs to

Salary will depend on the candidate's expertise. 

For more information of the company, please

MoM | CC Meeting on August 11, 2013 at IIMC HQ

Dear IIMCians,

Sorry for delay in sharing the minutes of the last CC Meeting at IIMC HQ on August 11. President Mr. Mukesh Kaushik presided over the meeting. Those present at the meeting were:
·      Vice President Mr. Apurva Chamaria
·      General Secretary Mr. Animesh Biswas 
·      Organisation Secretaries: 
o  Mr. Harshendra Verdhan 
o   Mr. Ritesh Verma
·      Secretaries: 
o  Mr. Kunwar Abhishek Bhagat 
o  Mr. Mohit Agarwal
o   Ms. Deepti Gahrotra
·      Treasurer Mr. Gaurav Dikshit
·      Executive Members: 
o  Mr. Rakesh Kumar Das
o  Mr. Sandeep Jha
o  Mr. Amit Kanaujia
o  Mr. Rahul Sharma
o  Ms. Soumya Jha
o  Mr. Ranveer Singh
o  Mr. Harendra Yadav
o  Ms. Sugam Singhal
o  Mr. Nitin Gulati
o   Mr. Smrithin Satishan

Minutes of the meeting are as follows:-

1- Reporting | Andhra Padesh, Odisha & Madhya Pradesh Chapters held meetings for the period of reporting month. Odisha Chapter organised an event on the eve of Odisha Journalism Day at Bhubaneshwar, which was a grand success. CC congratulates Odisha Chapter.

2- Membership Drive | This is still an issue to be addressed. CC Members to explore ways to enroll alumni as member.

3- National Council | Opinions of Chapters and Sub Chapters so far received support the idea to have a National Council comprising members of CC, Chapters and Sub Chapters. Final call will be taken after remaining Chapters and Sub Chapters supports the idea.

4- Alliance with PRSI | Organisation Secretary Mr. Harshendra Verdhan proposed to have alliance with PRSI. CC approved it and authorised Mr. Verdhan to discuss the model of partnership with PRSI.

5- IIMC Paper Reading Competition | CC Member Mr. Rahul Sharma has been appointed Convener for IIMC Paper Reading Competition. Subject and award categories have been decided. Date and other relevant information regarding the competition will be announced shortly. 

PG Diploma Students of 2013-14 batch of all IIMC Campuses & all the Departments are eligible for this competition.

Subject: New Media Powered Politics Vs Traditional Politics

Award Categories (4): English | Hindi | Odia & Campaign

6- Collection Camp for Uttarakhand Flood Victims | One camp on August 11 and two follow up camps on August 15 and August 18 were organised at IIMC HQ. Alumni, family members of alumni, current & former Faculties, Administrative Staffs, extended IIMC family and some others participated in the camps. IIMCAA has delivered the collected relief material to Goonj, who will take care of delivery to the affected people.

Thanks & Regards,
Deepti Gahrotra
Secretary, Communications, IIMCAA

APTARA Techbook Requires Copy Editor

APTARA Techbook requires English Copy Editor. Freshers may apply. Salary- 15K.

Delhi Press Magazines Openings

Delhi Press Magazines Require:

1.    Book reviewers for management, different genres of media and general interest books

2.    Illustrators and cartoonists

3.    Freelance crime journalists

4.    Freelance political correspondents in various cities of North India.

5.    Journalists for Gender based writing

6.    Researchers

7.    Web and blog designers  

The candidates should have at least 5 years working experience in the field of media, print/ electronic/internet based products. Should have good command on English or Hindi/ both and able to write fluently.

Interviews for the shortlisted candidates will be held at Delhi Press, E3 Jhandewala Estate, New Delhi 110055 shortly. 

Candidates must write IIMC: JOB APPLIED FOR in the SUBJECT of the message

Thursday, August 22, 2013

IMP: Jharkhand Chapter Meets on August 23 in Ranchi

Dear IIMCians,

Jharkhand Chapter of IIMCAA will meet at Hotel Pink City, Hinu, Ranchi on August 23 at 1.00 PM

Agenda : Welcome New Alumni in State | Filling Vacant Positions | Get Together

Thanks & Regards,
Kaushal Vishwakarma
Organisation Secretary, IIMCAA, Jharkhand


IIMC is looking for Academic Associates and Academic Assistant for various departments. Here goes the advertisement, walk in on 27th at 11 AM

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

IIMC, Dhenkanal celebrates World Photography Day

Dhenkanal, August 19: 

Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal celebrated the World Photography Day with a photography completion on Monday. On this day, 174 years ago, the French government had declared Daguerreotype as a 'gift free to the world'.

The theme for this year's competition was 'Rain'.

The day was marked by a presentation by Dr Mrinal Chatterjee, Head of IIMC, Dhenkanal, on the subject of Photojournalism. He outlined the history of Photography from its primitive years to its manifestation as a form of Journalism.

Dr Chatterjee told students the difference between Photography and Photojournalism. "While the former entertains through eye sight, the latter focuses on timeliness, objective, and narration," he said.  

The art and craft of photojournalism has undergone various changes ever since the invention of the Daguerreotype in 1839. Now anyone can claim to be a photographer. Thus making the job of a photojournalist more challenging as he has to be more alert about the happenings in his surroundings.

"A photojournalist has to be sensitive as well as insensitive to his surroundings. He has to find a balance between his senses and the truth of the outside world. Then only he can do his job efficiently," said Dr Chatterjee.

Afterwards, Photographs shortlisted by the judges were screened. Smaranika, Odia Journalism, was adjudged the winner of the competition.

Apart from the student entries, Pulitzer award winning photographs were also shown to enlighten the students on the qualities of a good photojournalist.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Communication Officer – Content and Story at Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS)

Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme of DFID is looking for a Communication Officer for its national office based in Delhi. The deadline to apply is 30th August 2013.

Position – Communication Officer – Content and Story

Last Date of Application: 30 August 2013

The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme is an initiative of the UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID) aimed at reducing the gap in wellbeing status between socially excluded groups in India and the rest of the population.

We work with civil society organisations to help groups claim their rights and entitlements, by promoting inclusive policies, programmes and institutions at local, district and state levels.

This seven-year programme (2009-2016) aims to support civil society organisations (CSOs) in promoting inclusive local, district and state policies, programmes and institutions. It focuses on areas of livelihood, education, health and nutrition in gender and rights perspectives. PACS programme is being implemented in 90 districts across 7 states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.

PACS is looking for a Communication Officer – Content and Story to be based in its national office Delhi.

The position will report to Head of Advocacy and Communication. It is right now for a period of one year and will be renewed based on performance and programme needs.

The incumbent should be a postgraduate with experience of writing, reporting and packaging content for development communication. Should be familiar with rights and entitlement framework. Social media messaging and web content management experience would a definite advantage with above skills being present.

The person would research and propose stories, plan media and film visits related to PACS programme and the theme it works with.

Main Job Responsibilities –:

• Researching, writing, editing stories and case studies, including images, based on priorities of external communications. This will include sourcing and processing content from state offices and partners, identifying strong stories, and interviewing staff, partners, community members.

• Responsible for managing content on website and social media on a daily basis, and as per the strategic communication plan.
• Responsible for planning and preparing story packages for dissemination and media pitches, in line with ongoing campaign.

• Contributing to media strategies, materials, events and relations for major media push, particularly related to public campaigning, emergencies and fundraising. Seeking media outlets for stories gathered, in coordination with media manager.

• Creating an archive system for text, visual and video materials.

The ideal candidate should:
• Graduate/Post Graduate with proven experience in journalistic writing and editing, film/video production and producing web content
• Have five years of experience in media and civil society organisations or mixed communications roles that include media relations, researching and writing for online and print publication and having strong communication and public relations skills
• Have relevant experience in development, civil society activism or campaigning.
• Have experience of managing media relations in India or South Asia
• Excellent written and spoken English and knowledge of Hindi.
• Willing to travel as required.

How to apply
Please send a note (maximum 200 words) mentioning your suitability for the said position with an updated CV with links to three to four samples of previous work to

Please mention Communication Officer – Content and Story in the subject line. Please mention your present and expected salary in the CV.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We encourage applications from socially excluded communities, PWD and women.

Desk Openings with IANS, Noida’s Mobile Content Division

Indo-Asian News Service, IANS is looking for Senior Sub Editorsand Sub Editors for its Mobile Content Division.

The ideal candidate would be at least a graduate in journalism/mass communication with interest in current affairs, national as well as international. Experience of 2 years in print media is desirable.

Freshers with excellent command over the English language can also be considered.

Based at Noida, adjoining Delhi, IANS is the largest private sector news agency in India.

To apply: Send your CV to within seven days.

Source: Jobs Media

Communicators India is looking for social communicators.

Communicators India is looking for candidates based out of Delhi to join its team of social communicators.
Freshers with -
- Good communication skills (verbal and written)
- PG in Mass communication /PR /Journalism 
- Good understanding of internet and social media are welcome to apply. 
Candidates with some practical knowledge of corel draw, photoshop, indesign, page maker etc will be preferred. 
Send your cvs to

Manager - Communications at ADR India

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)is looking for one or more persons to manage its communications work. Apply for this post by 14 Sep 2013.

ADR was set up in 1999 by faculty and alumni of the IIMs and IITs. Its mission is to improve elections, democracy and governance in India. ADR has also built up the National Election Watch (NEW) network of over 1200 NGOs from every State.

It has well established working relationships with the Election Commission, media and NGOs across the country, and with several eminent persons. The work involves managing the office and staff, interfacing with the media, working with State network partners, Election Commission, donors, selected eminent citizens and political parties.

The Head would be supported not only by a bright young team of over 25 people, but also by the Founding Trustees. The immediate task is to manage the nationwide Lok Sabha Election Watch campaign which has already been launched. There would also be 5 State Assembly elections before that. The campaign will focus on raising voter awareness on important issues and on persuading political parties to field clean, honest, capable candidates. This is a high impact position. It is not a job, but a calling.

Some recent developments that brought political parties under RTI, disqualified convicted MPs and MLAs, barred jailed politicians from contesting, and so on were either directly or indirectly based on the work of ADR since 1999. Earlier impact making work included bringing out candidate background information on finances and criminal charges (see through a PIL in the Supreme Court, holding Election Watch campaigns in every state and national election since 2002, raising voter awareness, some suggestions which were accepted by the Election Commission, getting the Lok Sabha Committee on Ethics to accept out recommendations on a Code of Ethics for the Lok Sabha MPs, persuading Chief Ministers of some States not to induct tainted MLAs into their Cabinet and so on.

The ideal candidate would prior experience of working in creative communications, and/or theatre, media etc. He or she would also be conversant with communication in different aspects including face to face, internet, social media, animation.

Alternately, they should be able to interact and interface with the media, particularly in English and Hindi.

He or she would be passionate about the issues facing the nation, be deeply interested in democracy and good governance, and have a practical approach that delivers results. ADR has a clear policy of being completely non-partisan with regard to political parties.

It also believes in a constructive approach to bring about reforms in elections, democracy, political parties and governance. The ideal candidate would be willing to work in this framework. The position is based in Delhi. Please send your resume and a covering letter to,�and

Source: ADR

Opening in Dainik Bhaskar | Rajasthan

Dainik Bhaskar requires Trainee Sub Editors in Rajasthan. Interested candidates may mail their resume at

Openings in Social Media @ ANI | Delhi

There are openings in Asian News International (ANI) for its Social Media Department.

Mail your resume's to

Freshers or candidates with 1 year experience are welcome.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Untold Story of Dalit journalists:

Dear Friends,
Below is the link to the piece, The Untold Story of Dalit journalists, which went online on the Hoot today at noon.

A news story on this lengthy piece is likely to appear on the I will forward the link to you all as soon as it goes online.

Thanks again, and hoping to keep in touch.

The story is in three parts, the link of each is given below.

Thanks & Regards,
Santosh Valmiki
President, UP Chapter, IIMCAA

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Cloth & Utensil Collection Camp for Uttarakhand | August 11 @ IIMC HQ

Dear IIMCians,

Nearly 2 months after the cloudburst that left Uttarakhand ravaged. 5,748 people assumed dead and losses are estimated to be above Rs.3,000 crore. There are still thousands of people struggling to pick up the pieces of their lives and livelihoods. In the worst natural disaster, to strike India, since the 2004 Tsunami, the people of Uttarakhand continue to live in inhospitable conditions.

Goonj- A Voice, An Effort, an NGO based out of New Delhi, working towards making clothing a matter of concern for all, has started a nationwide campaign to collect and distribute relief material to the people in Uttarakhand. Under their project Rahat, Goonj has partnered with several TV Channels as well as retail chains to streamline its efforts towards relief material collection. Started by Ashoka Fellow Mr. Anshu Gupta, an IIMC alumnus, Goonj has been working tirelessly for over a decade through their various projects and its efforts have been recognized through various awards.

The IIMC Alumni Association has decided to partner with Goonj this coming Sunday to facilitate a collection camp- AWAAZ- at the IIMC Headquarter, New Delhi Campus.

We appeal to all alumni to participate in AWAAZ and donate MaintainedWashed and Ironed Clothes as well as Washed Utensils. The collection camp will start at 2:00 PM and continue on till 5:00 PM, on Sunday, 11th August 2013.

Please remember that we are trying to restore someone's dignity and that can't be done unless we show respect to them by ensuring the clothes and utensils are in a good condition, clean, washed and sanitized.

For any further queries please contact
Animesh- 9891789639 | Ritesh- 9811686612 | Deepti- 9971133902 | Sugam- 8860924197

IIMC Alumni Association requests all alumni to participate in the camp wholeheartedly and make it a success.

See you there on Sunday, 11th August 2013 between 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

Thanks & Regards,
Deepti Gahrotra
Secretary, Communication, IIMCAA

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Social Media Opening Gurgaon

Hi, Looking for Social Media Moderators with fair experience in content writing, community management & campaign conceptualization over FB/Twitter/Client's website (FMCG or Automobile clients) & strong knowledge of FB apps/ social media analytics and tools.

Location: Gurgaon

Kindly mail at

Shipra Gupta

DD News: Asst. Web Editor on Casual Basis


No. DDN/Youtube/2013 Dated: 31.07.2013

Applications are invited in the prescribed Performa from the candidates residing in Delhi and NCR  area who are interested in getting empanelled as Assistant Website Editors on Casual Assignment basis in Doordarshan News, New Delhi for productions of Website, Twitter and Youtube related work.

i. Essential Qualifications:
a. The applicant should be Graduate in any discipline with PG Diploma in Journalism or Graduation in Journalism.
Bachelor of Computer Application with knowledge of Mass Communication.
b. The candidates should have written & oral knowledge of English Language.
ii. Desirable: Experience (If any)
iii. Age: The age limit is 21 to 50 years as on 01.08.13.
2. The applicant may note that working on casual assignment basis for Doordarshan News will not  confer any right for regularization of services in the organization. The booking will be offered from time to time on the basis of the requirements of the organization and will not exceed 07 days in a 
calendar month.
3. Application should in enclosed format should reach to the Senior Administrative Officer, Room No. 434, Doordarshan News, Doordarshan Bhawan, Tower-B, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi on 15.07.2013. The envelope containing the application should be superscribed with Application for Casual Assistant Website Editor.
4. Last date of submitting such application is 15.08.13.

Senior Administrative Officer

Odia Journalism Day Celebrated | IIMCAA, Odisha

Dear IIMCians,

August 04 celebrated as 'Odia Journalism Day' to mark the beginning of Odia journalism on this date. The IIMC Alumni Association, Odisha Chapter organized a programme at Bakul Foundation, Bhubaneswar to celebrate the first Odia Journalism Day. The celebration got a special significance as a book on 'History of Journalism in Odisha' written by renowned media academician and Head of IIMC, Dhenkanl Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee was launched.

Noted writer and former Editor Adhyapaka Biswaranjan, senior journalist Ramhari Mishra, and author-journalist Gourhari Das graced the programme as Guests. The Speakers discussed about growth and present scenario of Odia Journalism and its contribution to the society. "Odia journalism played an important role in pre-independence and post independence period. Though technological journalism in Odisha is at par with any other language journalism in India, there is a need for improvement in content," said Dr. Chatterjee.  August 04 is important for Odia journalism as on this date in 1866 the foundation of Odia journalism was laid with publication of the first issue of 'The Utkal Dipika'.

Every year, this August 04 will be celebrated as Odia Journalism Day by Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association, Odisha Chapter. "Next year we will organize a campaign to popularize the day among media fraternity as well as people of Odisha," informed office bearers of the of the Association. More than 50 members of the Association were present during the occasion.

Thanks & Regards,
Jyoti Prakash Mohapatra
General Secretary, IIMCAA, Odisha

Monday, August 5, 2013

IMP: CC Meeting on August 11 at IIMC HQ at 1.00 PM

Dear IIMCians,

Monthly meeting of the Central Committee of IIMC Alumni Association will take place on August 11, 2013 at 1.00 PM at IIMC Headquarter, New Delhi.

It was delayed by one week this month to focus our page and associated groups on Odisha Chapter's Big Event on August 4 in Bhubaneshwar on Odia Journalism Day.

Agenda of the meeting are as follows:-
1. Reporting of activites
2. Review of Membership Drive
3. Opinions of Chaptesr/ Sub Chapters over formation of National Council
4. Competition for new batch and partners & sponsors for the same
5. Collection camp of cloths and utensils for Uttarakhand Flood Victims
6. Any unlisted issue raised by CC Members

Thanks & Regards,
Animesh Biswas
General Secretary, IIMCAA