BAFJDM : Bachelor of Arts(Journalism and Digital Media)

Programme Type DEGREE
Mode Open Distance Learning
School School of Journalism and New Media Studies
Duration 3 Years
Medium ENGLISH
Specialization Journalism and Digital Media
Description

Over the past two decades, the massive expansion of I.T. and communication infrastructure has resulted in manifold growth in both areas, revolutionising information transmission, distribution, and consumption behaviour. This led to citizens' desire to access information from every possible source, furthering their socio-economic, political, and development-oriented initiatives and paving the way for the growth and development of journalism and mass communication as a profession.

In this digital metamorphosis, SOJNMS introduces a degree programme that explores the interdisciplinary perspectives of journalism and technology integration in a more significant interest of students' employability.

The Four Year Undergraduate Programme B.A. (Major) in Journalism and Digital Media focuses on four core components - fundamental components of journalistic practices, core dimensions of the emerging digital media, the application of digital media in various media practices, and online and digital research methods with particular reference to big data analytics. This program explores the skill sets that connect journalism media and communication technology. With potential employability in the digital media field, the program aims to provide the required skill sets for the students to explore better career opportunities.

Program Objectives:

  1. To acquire journalistic skills such as reporting, writing, editing and publishing techniques;
  2. To describe the process involved in the specialised subject-based reporting;
  3. To understand the concepts and characteristics of digital media platforms, including their growth, cross-national dynamics, relationship with other social institutions, merits and limitations of the platform and, specifically, the nature of the digital media audience;
  4. To apply journalistic skills and digital media understanding in the new form of news gathering and presentation - digital journalism. Three specific sets of skills will be familiarised - forms, methods and techniques;
  5. To explain the journalistic skills, digital media understanding and application side of digital journalism within the realm of a sound knowledge of the social and cultural dynamics and
  6. To acquire the knowledge and skills of research methods. Particularly in big data, data mining, and data analytics, including a sound understanding of statistics.
Eligibility

10+2 or equivalent

Fee Structure

Rs.10,600/- per year plus Registration/Development fee as applicable

Programme Coordinator Prof. K.S. Arul Selvan, Dr. Shikha Rai & Dr. Amit Kumar. Contact Details: 011-29571601 & 1602, +919319922711 Email: bajdm@ignou.ac.in

Course Details


Semester

Course Code

Title

Type

Credits

Sem 1

BNM-021

Introduction to Journalism and Digital Media

Theory Compulsory

6

Sem 1

BNM-022

Techniques of Reporting

Theory Compulsory

4

Sem 1

SEC 1

University Basket

Theory Elective

4

Sem 1

IDC 1

From University Basket

Theory Elective

6

 

20 Credits

Sem 2

BNM-023

Media and Information Literacy

Theory Compulsory

6

Sem 2

BNM-024

News Writing and Editing

Theory Compulsory

4

Sem 2

BEVAE-181

Environmental Studies

Theory Compulsory

4

Sem 2

VAC 1

From the University Basket

Theory Elective

6

 

Exit 1:

VOC (University Basket) Undergraduate Certificate (40+4 = 44)

20 Credits

Sem 3

BNM-025

Types of Journalistic Writings

Theory Compulsory

6

Sem 3

BNM-026

Media Ethics and Regulations

Theory Compulsory

6

Sem 3

BNM-027

Digital Photography

Theory Compulsory

4

Sem 3

AEC 2

English / Hindi / Urdu / Sanskrit Communication

Theory Elective

4

 

20 Credits

Sem 4

BNM-029

Audio Podcast

Theory Compulsory

6

Sem 4

BNM-030

Persuasive Communication Strategies

Theory Compulsory

6

Sem 4

BNM-028

Digital Media Literacy

Theory Compulsory

4

Sem 4

BNML-021

Practical - News Portal Creation and Production

Theory Compulsory

4

 

Exit 2:

VOC (University Basket) Under Graduate Diploma (80+4 = 84 Credits)

20 Credits

Sem 5

BNM-031

Data Journalism

Theory Compulsory

4

Sem 5

BNM-032

Audio Visual Production

Theory Compulsory

6

Sem 5

BNM-033

Health and Environmental Journalism

Theory Compulsory

4

Sem 5

BNM-038

ICT for Development

Theory Compulsory

4

 

20 Credits

Sem 6

BNM-039

Digital Journalism and Research Tools

Theory Compulsory

6

Sem 6

BNM-040

Social Media And Society

Theory Compulsory

6

Sem 6

BNM-037

Marketing Communication

Theory Compulsory

4

Sem 6

BNMP-023

Project: Internship / Portfolio

Theory Compulsory

4

 

Exit 3:

Undergraduate Degree with Major (120 Credits)

20 Credits

Sem 7

BNM-041

Theorising Digital Communication

Theory Compulsory

6

Sem 7

BNM-042

Data Science and Big Data

Theory Compulsory

6

Sem 7

BNM-043

Data Analysis & Interpretations

Theory Compulsory

4

Sem 7

                      Choose Any ONE

 

Practical

Elective

4

BNML-024

Data Mining through R

BNML-025

Big Data Analytics

 

20 Credits

Sem 8

BNM-045

Internet Research Methods

Theory Compulsory

4

Sem 8

BNM-046

Digital Media Economics

Theory Elective

4

Sem 8

BNM-044

Statistical Applications

Theory Elective

6

Sem 8

(Option A)

BNML-026

Research Practical

Practical Elective

6

OR

Sem 8

(Option B)

BNMP-024

Project / Dissertation

Project Elective

12

 

20 Credits

Total Credits

160

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