Department of Journalism organized a digital media workshop on October 28, 2016Friday for the first year post graduate students. It was an interactive session future digital media, video editing and news writing by Mr. Lijo Abraham, online sub-editor, Deccan Herald.
Mr. Lijo spoke about digital media and the growth of online news and the current trends in news and role of video in news. He said the future is digital media and also advised media students to have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to keep in touch with daily updates. According to him the concept of social has great significance today because the social is where story breaks first, we follow up first, we seek reaction and measure action, we seek stories, we build stories and we go alive. He also gave an idea about content writing; content is the king in digital media and he talk about optimizing content, user experience, UGC, news aggregation and types of content. “The session was as interesting and informative and Mr. Lijo gave us a glimpse about the latest online media trends and the effective use of social media in promoting and gathering news,” said Samantha D’silva, First year MA. MJC
Well build physique and shiny eyes shows his determination for life. “I started my career by doing an advertisement for Medimix and never thought I would do a great movie like Kabali,” said Dhanush Nayanar. Born as the 1st child to Dr.Sunil and Rejani, Dhanush was an average performer in academics and later he excelled in his career as a Sound Effects Editor. He completed his BSc. in Visual Communication in Hindustan College, Coimbatore and later finished his studies in Sound Engineering from L V Prasad Film and TV Academy, Chennai. He worked under eminent sound engineer Raja Krishnan as a trainee. He also worked as Assistant Sound Editor for many Malayalam and Tamil movies like She-taxi, Oru Second Class Yathara, Amar Akbar Antony, Muthugaw and recently worked as Sound Effects Editor in Kabali- a big budget Tamil movie.
How did you get a chance to work in a Big Budget Movie like Kabali?
A Bombay based Sound Designer; Ruben Sir called me and asked my concern to work as a sound effects editor for Kabali. I was also recommended by Harish Sir (Bollywood Sound Designer) whom I met during my final year project presentation.
Can you share your experience being a part of Kabali?
It was such a great experience for an artist like me. I started the work on April 13 and almost took four months to complete the work because the movie was made in four different languages.
How was your experience working with a famous actor like Rajani Kanth?
I worked with him only in the dubbing studio. He is a person with great passion and commitments towards work.
Who is your favourite personality/ role model and why?
Rasool Pookutty-The Oscar Prize winner turned out to be my role model. It’s through his works; I came to know about a field called Sound Design and Editing and later started watching videos about the same.
Before Kabali was released people had a great expectation for the movie and later it did not satisfy Rajani fans. Any comments related to this?
The dialogues in the trailers gave more punch to the movie even before its release and they thought every shot will have same kind of dialogues. But our Director wanted realistic shots. Reality is given more importance in this movie.
“Don’t waste your life listening to what others say. Just do what you love and you will get happiness out of it” said Dhanush as an advice to the budding media professionals.”
KJC alumna Nileena Atholi bagged the Ramnath Goenka award for Journalistic excellence in the year 2015
The staff and students of department of Journalism like to congratulate Nileena Atholi, student of BA JPEng (2004-2007) batch and the current Sub- Editor in Mathrubhumi for her achievement. Award comprises Rs 1 lakh and a citation, which will be presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function in New Delhi on November 2. Award is for her article series titled “ Artha jeevithangalude arakshithavasthakal” published in Mathrubhumi.
Lumos 2016– the annual photography exhibition organized by Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Kristu Jayanti College was inaugurated on September 23, 2016. Rev. Fr. Lijo P Thomas, Financial Administrator, Kristu Jayanti College; inaugurated the event. Over forty student photographer displayed over four hundred photographs on various themes like portraitures, macro, emotions and actions, still life and wild life.
Students from the Department of Journalism have secured the overalls at the two day national-level media fest, Allura 2016 held at St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore.
Mohammed Tayyab won first place in the events Documenting, Musically and JAM. Aravind Iyer won first place in Digital Art. Roshini Ross won first place in the online event- InstaAllura. Heidi Thomas placed second in Poetry Slam. Priyasha Bannerjee and Akhil Bhima placed first and second in Cosplay respectively. Nitin Sharma placed second in Photo Story. The Theater team consisting of Demetrius Jacob, Akshay A, Joel Paul, Rebecca Raphael, Naomi John and Christina John placed second.
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication launched Kristu Jayanti Radio on 23 August 2016. The first production of the radio was broadcasted in the campus cafeteria at 1:00 PM. Rev Fr Augustine George, Vice Principal, Kristu Jayanti College inaugurated the in-house radio. It is a student-run audio production endeavor, where students of the institution can not only express their thoughts and ideas but also unwind themselves through the infotainment based content it provides.
Dr. Gopakumar AV, Dean of Humanities Dept. and Head, Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication; faculty members Prof Abraham, Prof Aby Augustine, Prof Praveen Abraham and Prof Juby Thomas also attended the launch.