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Journalism students at ‘JOURNOSCOPE’


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‘Journoscope’, the title itself tells so much about the scopes in Journalism. The Institute of the Menezes Braganza hall Panjim had organized a workshop on news making and presentation in the field of Journalism, on 30th August 2018, for students from different higher secondaries and colleges of Goa.

The panel of resource persons included Pramod Acharya, Sanjay Borkar, Mukesh Thali, Professor Subhash Jan, Sneha Sabnis, and Tanvi Kamat Bambolkar who belong to the field of Journalism.

Mr Pramod Acharya — editor at the Prudent channel, gave a presentation on the different departments of Journalism like Reporting, Video journalist, Newsdesk, video editing, Production, studio, logistic etc. while Mr Mukesh Thali, who is a Newsreader at All India Radio, spoke on the basics of News writing. Journalist, Sanjay Borkar and Professor Subhash Jan were the other speakers for the event.

All in all ‘JOURNOSCOPE’, was the perfect workshop for all those who have inclinations towards the field of media. All the students had a positive feedback about the workshop and also got to know the world of media.

– Neha Parab,
TYBA Journalism


A visit to Trinity Music House

The second-year students’ studying Audio Production from the Departments of Mass Communication and Journalism of St. Xavier’s College visited Trinity Music House on 24th August 2018. Trinity Music House is owned by Mr Lancelot Rosario. He has a professional recording studio located at Khorlim, Mapusa-Goa. The studio provides both production and engineering services in an ideal acoustical space for a wide range of audio projects.

Mr Lancelot gave the students a glimpse of the working of an audio recording studio. He also explained various gadgets and editing software used for audio recording and audio editing. He also allowed the students to have hands-on experience by allowing the students to use the studio to record audio.

He said that working as a music producer is a very hard job because he must meet up with different people with different perspective and try to adjust with them.

Though the studio inspired the students to take up audio production as a career it also gave reality check that this field involves a lot of learning and dedication. Mr Lancelot Rosario is a former student of St. Xavier’s College. Mapusa.

Better clicks with Rosario Estebeiro

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TYBA Journalism students of St. Xavier’s College got an opportunity to explore and experience varied skills in photography from the renowned photojournalist at oHeraldo, Mr Rosario Estebeiro during the workshop held on 19 August 2018.

Rosario mainly focused on Indoor photography with different artificial lights explaining how it works and the functions of lights. Students enhanced their skills in portrait photography, group pictures, light painting, product photography, cut-light, long exposure etc.

It was completely a unique experience for the students of TY Journalism to work with photojournalist form the industry in this workshop. Besides speaking about the ethics in photojournalism Rosario also showcased some of his clicks in the field of photojournalism and shared his personal experience where he said: “a Photojournalist is never off duty”.

The workshop ended with a Q&A session where students got to raise their doubt to the resource person and got a fulfilling response.



Art Appreciation students Visit to Museum of Goa

Art appreciation students of Journalism and Mass Communication departments visited the Museum of Goa  (MOG) on 7th September 2018. During the visit, the students were shown Subodh Kerkar’s artworks including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other forms such as installation art to showcase that art is much more than just a drawing and painting.

Students also interacted with Siddharth Kerkar whose first solo exhibition. ‘Scapes,’ as it is titled was on display. He explained the textures he had made using natural elements available around and the materials that were used to create an artwork. He exhibited around 50 abstract works that represent landscapes & terrains, painted using a minimal palette with various media. Mr Nitin Volvoikar, the teacher in charge of Art appreciation accompanied students during the visit.

Students with the artist Sidharth Kerkar

Journalism students visit to Indigo 91.9 FM station

The Department of Journalism organized a visit to Indigo 91.9 FM station for its final year students on 9th August 2018.  The visit was organized with the objective of emphasizing the importance and working of Radio.

During the visit RJ Ayesha Baretto, gave the students valuable information on how a private radio station works. Ayesha with her multi-tasking skills spoke to the students while hosting her morning live show. She was very engaging and even made few students sing on her show too. She gave the students a true understanding of the radio scene in Goa and also stated the perks and struggles that one will have to go through to come out on top position in the radio industry. The field trip was part of their ‘Radio Journalism’ paper.

Students secured 2nd place in News supplement making competition

Students of the departments of Journalism and Mass Communication secured 2nd Place in a News Supplement Making competition organized by Fr. Agnel College of Arts and Commerce, Pillar on 14th August, 2018. The competition had two categories; Unexplored Heritage of Goa and Goa as a Wedding Destination.

The two teams put in hard work and days of planning in order to execute a perfect news supplement. After much sweat blood, glue and paper, the team of Ria Almeida, Joela Menezes, Anabelle Pinto, Anushka Sharma and Danica Fernandez won the second place for their supplement on ‘Goa as a Wedding Destination’. The other team members were Samuel Pereira, Gloann Carvalho, Vignesh Narayan and Sybal Fernandes.

RMS HSS clinch MediaScope 5.0 trophy

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Ramacrisna Madeva Salgaocar Higher Secondary School, Margao lifted the trophy of ‘MediaScope 5.0’, an event organised by the Departments of Mass Communication and Journalism of St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa, for the higher secondary schools in Goa on September 1, 2018, in the college campus.

The runners-up for the event were St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary School, Mapusa.

Fourteen Higher Secondary Schools from all over Goa participated in the event for which the director of the Konkani movie ‘Juze’ Mr Miransha Naik, was the chief guest. The inaugural programme began with a prayer dance performed by the media students followed by the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries present. The principal Dr Fr. Jeronimo D’Silva declared MediaScope 5.0 open, welcoming the students and teachers of the Higher secondaries participating in the event.

The event started with the first on stage competition ‘Mad Ad’ followed by the other on-stage events News X, Quiz and Dance. Simultaneously, the preliminary round of the Quiz was held off-stage including Amazing Race, Rangoli and Photography.

MediaScope 5.0 ended with an astonishing dance performance and the music show of the band created by the students of Mass Communication and Journalism. Mr. Nitin Volvoikar and Ms. Claudia D’Souza were the faculty coordinators of the event. The vote of thanks was given by the student coordinators, Mellissa Pacheco and Bilal Khan followed by the announcement of the winners of the various competitions held.

The purpose of the event was to introduce the students of the Higher Secondary schools to the world of media and give them an exposure to how the media world works.