PROGRAMME OFFERS PASSAGE TO INDIAN JOURNALISTS

29th September 2006

 

The University of Lincoln is set to launch a new programme aimed at giving young Indian journalists the opportunity to further their career development with hands-on experience of the UK media.

 

The Young Indian Print Journalists Programme will enable up to twelve talented Indian journalists to under-take a tailor-made training course featuring an eight week course at the Lincoln School of Journalism and a further four week attachment with a British newspaper or periodical.

 

The programme, which is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will also feature a weekly series of themed visits to established media organisations in order to provide a critical understanding of the UK media scene.

 

The British Council and the Chevening scholarship scheme will begin promoting the programme, which is scheduled to commence in September 2007, in India from the 3rd October.

 

Headed by Professor John Tulloch (formerly chair of Journalism at Westminster University) the School of Journalism at the University of Lincoln was established in November, 2004 to develop the study of journalism in all its aspects.

 

The school consists of experienced journalists and academics including Professor Richard Keeble (author of The Newspapers Handbook), Professor Brian Winston (author of 13 books on journalism and television) and Dr Jane Chapman (author of Comparative Media History).

 

Further information is available via the website for the British Council in India (www.britishcouncil.org.in/scholarships) and the website of the Lincoln School of Journalism (www.lsj.lincoln.ac.uk).

 

For more information please contact:

Glen Wilson, Press Assistant

01522 886042                         glwilson@lincoln.ac.uk

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