Executive program in
Financial Journalism


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Introduction

While many traditional roles in newsrooms are disappearing, financial journalism is growing. The Financial Journalism course is a unique programme that aims to train the participant to work as a financial journalist and will provide the participant with a firm grounding in corporate, financial and economic reporting, the ability to understand and manipulate financial data and to critically analyse announcements by companies and government departments. The participant will learn to discover the world of markets and companies, international trade and government policy, where there is always the next assignment to chase.

The current crisis in global banking, markets and economies has reminded us of the importance of financial journalism. It has also raised a set of profound questions as to the quality of that form of reporting. It does make us ask about the ability of journalism to report upon financial affairs in a way that lets the public know what is really going on. This program will help participants develop a range of professional journalism skills and knowledge needed to work in a fast-paced financial environment.

Program Details
Why is this a competitive course ?

This course will provide the participants with an extensive training in the best professional practice of reporting financial news. The finance journalism course takes the principles of general news reporting covered in the reporting syllabus and applies them to the full range of finance reporting.


Participants will develop professional skills in:

  • Interviewing financial experts
  • Researching financial data
  • Writing financial news and features
  • Gain understanding of how to obtain and use key economic and financial data, using state-of-the art bloomberg terminals.
  • Finding stories and features and explain complex economic terms so readers can understand them
Course Eligibility

  • Graduates with minimum 50% from any recognized University.
  • Suitable for journalists who want to specialize in financial journalism, and for individuals with a background in the financial sector who want to work as journalists.
  • Freshers can also apply.

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Course Structure
Duration : 9 months (2 hours per week) | Part-Time Online Session

Curriculum:

Macro and International Economics focuses on the policy and economic environment of firms. This module begins with the study of the closed economy and how monetary and fiscal policy interacts with employment, GNP, inflation, and interest rates. Also, the module provides perspective of the implications of policy statements, viewing experts’ comments and building opinions and understanding Economic indicators.

The Journalistic Writing Skills module is designed to equip participants with report writing skills and imbibing sincerity and integrity in them. The module lays express importance on primary & secondary research and extracting relevant information by removing noise and reducing attenuation.

Knowledge of Banking and Finance is critical for financial Journalists. This module introduces participants to the Indian Banking Structure & trends and provides an overview of Banking regulations and Basel framework. Additionally, it covers the monitoring role of RBI and the impact of policies on economy.

Accounting and Financial Reporting are topics that complement one another. From a journalistic point of view, it is crucial to be updated on financial reporting standards. This module provides an overview of developments in accounting standards and highlights the art of reading annual reports and reporting as per listing agreement.

Interviewing skills are of paramount importance in journalism. This module helps guide participants regarding interviewing. From preparing a relevant questionnaire for an interview to minutes of the interview, this module covers all relevant Interviewing skills including interviewing economists and other financial market experts.

The significance of correct and timely reporting cannot be overstressed. With the advent of technology, reporting has transformed. This module covers all the aspects of reporting through various media channels such as print, television, radio, documentaries.

A journalist has the responsibility to exercise the uninfringeable right of free speech so as to keep the public informed. However with this right come many responsibilities towards public. Integrity and honesty are crucial characteristics of a journalist. This module covers the evolution and purpose of codes of journalism, the accuracy and standards for factual reporting and the code of ethics for journalists.