Executive program in
Financial Journalism


Application Open for June 2019 Batch

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 | Weekend Batch | 2 Hours every Saturday

Curriculum:

  • Introduction – the role of business journalism
  • Introduction to Economic Issues
    Analysis of the role of various economic factors:
  • Contemporary Economic history, focussing on key regional issues
  • Economic reality for journalism today
  • The challenges of specialised reporting beats – part 1
    Analysis of specific issues when undertaking specialised reporting
  • The challenges of specialised reporting beats – part 2
    Analysis of specific issues when undertaking specialised reporting
  • Introduction to Indian Stock markets
  • The evolution of finance
  • Financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities
  • Interpret regulatory superstructure relating to various financial instruments,
  • Understand how changing regulations have affected the performance of companies.
  • Introduction to Indian banking structure
  • Major banking Trends
  • Overview of key aspects of banking including regulations and Basel framework
  • Monitoring role of RBI- credit policies and its impact on economy
  • Practical exposure-Reading Newsletters, daily newspapers
  • Tracking major economic events (e.g. Credit policy of RBI, Interest rate scenarios)
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  • The historical evolution of trading patterns and international monetary regimes
  • Commodity trade, price cycles and the oil shocks
  • Change in international division of labour
  • The current international architecture for trade and finance, including institutions like WTO, IMF, World Bank and regional blocs and arrangements
  • The rise of finance and global neoliberalism
  • Global financial markets, contagion and crises : Issues of policy concern for developing countries such as India
  • Basic statistical techniques
  • Content analysis, survey, and experiment
  • Effective data presentations: tables, graphs and other forms of visualisations
  • How to propose your quantitative study
  • Literature review development
  • Techniques to apply these methods for various research situations
  • Principles of Constitution of India
  • Constitutional restrictions on Media
  • The Press Registration of Books Act 1867
  • Press Council
  • Rights and Abilities of the Editor
  • Code of Ethics in Different media
  • What is data journalism — and where does it come from?
  • Finding stories in data - how do you do it?
  • How do you find the data - sources, and techniques
  • Cleaning data - how to make the data make sense
  • Scraping data - using the web as a data source
  • Visualising the data: what works and what doesn't