Fundamentals of Financial Journalism

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Fundamentals of Financial Journalism

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 participant will learn to discover the world of markets and companies, international trade and government policy.

Participants will develop professional skills in:

• Researching financial data
• Writing financial news, articles and features
• Gain understanding of how to obtain and use key economic and financial data.
• Finding stories and features and explain complex economic terms to readers

Syllabus

Orientation on Fundamentals of Journalism

This Orientation Module on Fundamentals of Journalism introduces the concepts of financial statements, and gives a glimpse of financial markets and their relation to media. The aim is to teach Reporting on strategy and business ethics

Macro and International Economics

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.

Journalistic Writing Skill

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

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

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.

A journalist code and conducts

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.

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.
• Fresher’s can also apply.

Fees

Rupees 18,000 including GST