they are online!
The first batch of students of the Certificate in Online Journalism programme announced that they are online at the viva voce examination on Saturday (29 November 2014) at the MCC School of Continuing Education, Tambaram. They have created for themselves a website, a blog and a twitter account.
“During my first class, I was so blank about the course and I thought that I could not get through this course. But later I found it easy to deal things Online,” says Rebecca Jennifer, one of the 18 students who had enrolled for this course.
According to Helen Ann Joseph, “Once you get a novel thought, it becomes very easy to publish it. Online journalism classes have helped me realize my potential.”
Another student, Rubina K., had posted many poems online and was pleasantly surprised to receive ‘appreciation and authentication from an Australian named M.C. James’.
The online presence has not just helped the students get a certificate, but also display their talent. Says Sumithra M.R., “Online Journalism class has helped me to improve my knowledge and it was also helpful when I got the campus placement in Tata Consultancy Services.”
Happy New Year 2015, the next batch of students will be ready to go online! The course coordinator is N. Watson Solomon, an independent Communication Consultant with vast media experience in The Hindu and other organisations.