To encourage the future generation to rise to the top of todayâs demanding news and media professions, Mathrubhumi is foraying into a new venture, âMathrubhumi Media Schoolâ in Kochi, Kerala.
The media school, with the objective of promoting excellence in the field of media, will infuse broad knowledge, integrity and social commitment. It offers comprehensive courses for an aspiring journalist, with a distinguished faculty dedicated to training the next generation of focused journalists in the state-of-the-art facilities the group has in its media network. Mathrubhumi Media School ensures immersive professional experiences throughout its curriculum.
The year-long programme at Mathrubhumi Media School includes hands-on media exposure, projects and assignments specially focused on experiential learning through field experience, collaboration with leading media houses for training, and a two-month internship with a stipend for meritorious students.
Speaking on this occasion, M V Shreyams Kumar, Joint Managing Director, Mathrubhumi Group, said, âThis is a historic milestone for a 94-year-old media company; we wish to help build great leaders, build skills and expertise, which will be a testament of our organisationâs philosophy and belief.â
George Sebastian, Dean, Mathrubhumi Media School, said, âWe have within the group all constituents of mass media viz; newspapers, magazines, television, FM radio, on-line media and a fully developed experiential marketing division. With an experience of over 94 years of excellence in creating content and reporting, Mathrubhumi is uniquely equipped to set up a media school. As a media conglomerate Mathrubhumi has very strong and established relationships with various constituents of the media world like prominent national and regional advertisers, research agencies, the Ministry and government departments, and industry bodies like ASCI, MRUC, INS, IBF and AROI, and with other media companies. This will enable us to provide a platform to students to interact with various industry experts. We are confident of imparting a wholesome learning experience to students which involves not just the theory of journalism, but they also get to practice what they learn.â
The Mathrubhumi Media School is scheduled to open in the month of July 2019.