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Elucidating Media industry

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Around 70 students from the Electronics and Electrical and IT/ ITeS of Government Technical High School Centre, Panaji Goa visited the departments of Journalism and Mass Communication as part of their hands-on skill training and enhancement programme on Februrary 1 and 4, 2019.
The students visited the Television, Audio-recording Studio and the Mass Communication labs for post-production. Faculty members Dinesh Nirawdekar and Rohan Da Costa briefed the student on the working environment of Television studio and demonstrated how video production is carried out in a professional set-up. Assistant Professor Anzil Fernandes in a practical session demonstrated the different types of microphone and how they are used in audio recording in the recording room.
In an interactive session with Assistant Professor Claudia D’souza the students gained basic knowledge about graphic designing, advertising and animation used in the media industry. The students were briefed about the production and post-production process involved in making music videos and short films. The session concluded with a mention of opportunities in the field of media and how to enter the ever-growing vibrant field.

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Students, Faculty attends difficult dialogues

The students and faculty of the department of Journalism attended the 5th  edition of ‘difficult dialogues’, during their annual conference held at International Centre Goa on February 2, 2019. The theme for this year’s conference was “Education: Illuminating the myriad facets”.

This year’s conference was organised with an aim to start a dialogue on how education as a tool can be used to develop and deploy the talent and to bring equality and justice in the society. During the three day conference interested students attended different programmes such as, ‘Daring debates on the topic ‘Is the Indian curriculum and its teaching methods redundant? moderated by Pooja Bedi, an Actor and Television talk show host.

The closing panel discussion on the topic: ‘Should religion be a part of Education,’ moderated by Barkha Dutt, Indian television Journalist was also attended by students and faculty at Amphitheatre at ICG which received a massive audience

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Session on Blogging held at Goa Multi-Faculty College

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An interactive session on the ‘Importance and Benefits of Blogging’ was delivered by Assistant Professor of Journalism Lisvan Rodrigues, at Dharbandora, on January 21.

The session that was held for first year BCA students included discussions on blogging related topics such as steps to start and maintain the blog on web platforms such as WordPress and Blogspot, Search Engine Optimization, Ad sense, importance of writing on niche topics, importance of consistency in blog posts and opportunities to earn through blogging. Final year student of Journalism from St. Xavier’s College Akhil Sawant also shared his own blogging experience.

The session also included audio, visual aid to help simplify the concept and make it easier to understand the complex topics. Assistant Professor of Multi-Faculty college Shradha Naik, welcomed the guest lecturer and also worded the vote of thanks.

Shedding light on Media at Sunshine Worldwide School

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The Department’s of Journalism and Mass communication participated in the annual Career & College fair organized by Sunshine Worldwide School, Old Goa. The event was organized on 21st December, 2018 between 9.30am to 1.30 pm.

On behalf of the departments Mr. Nitin Volvoikar and Mr. Anzil Fernandes interacted with students and briefed them about the Journalism and Mass Communication courses available at the St. Xavier’s College. The fair was attended by over 280 learners of Classes 6 to 12 standard of Sunshine Worldwide School.

Consultancy service rendered to ICG for GALF 2018

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The Departments of Journalism and Mass Communication of St. Xavier’s College carried out consultancy service for the 9th edition of Goa Arts and Literature festival held at International Center Goa on 7th and 8th December, 2018. As part of the work, departments took up photography and Video filming for the sessions held on both the days during the festival. Besides teachers, students of both the departments also conducted 21 video interviews of the eminent delegates from the field of art and literature.

Cell for Visual Arts screens ‘Akhri Aansu’

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The Cell for Visual Arts organized a special screening of the film ‘Akhri Aansu’ for the teaching and non teaching staff of St. Xavier’s College on December 10, 2018 at the Seminar Hall. The film is directed by Pritesh Patil, Third Year B.Sc student of St. Xavier’s college with crew mostly form college. The film was well received in spite of the fact that Pritesh had no formal training in film making and that was the testimony to the fact that you can do anything as long as you have the passion, focus and support.

Principal Dr. (Fr.) Jeronimo D’Silva appreciated the team for their hard work and dedication and he said he hoped to see more films. Pritesh Patil in his interaction with the audience introduced his cast and crew member and said, “The film was great learning experience and hard of one and half year”. The film is based on a simple love story with a twist.

Media Tour in ‘The City of Nawabs’

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Hyderabad, one of the leading smart cities with much scope for media and technological aspects accepted us fine and welcomed us at early in the morning on the 12th of November.

After the mind twitching rail travel, our job had to be done at the Pragathi Printing Press, one of the most reputed and the world’s leading printing press. Madhav, one of the employees, took us around for a tour through the three levels of production base they maintain for efficient and fast work. These three levels included pre-press, post press and packaging. Pragati Printing Press, swing by globally too as they serve a lot of salient international clients on an everyday basis.

2D, 3D, Offset printing is their fundamental menu threading printing for commercial purposes only. The different steps involved in this process were shown to us with gallons of patience. The machines and the ink are being directly exported from Hong Kong, China and other countries as well.

The next day, was set in Ramoji Film City which boasts about being the largest studio complex in the world. The students learnt various aspects of film making right from using the green screen to syncing sound and imagery together. The highlight was getting to visit the city from ‘Bahubali’ which brought a lot of memories to life. The day however, was a mixture of learning and games and one that everyone definitely enjoyed.

The following day being the last day, we took out bus to ‘Nutshell Advertising’ a start-up that has grown over the years and are advertising for leading companies in Hyderabad. The friendly office atmosphere and the cheerful people were inviting. The creative head gave us a brief about the company and informed about the importance of visual advertising in today’s world.

After learning the various aspects of creating impactful ads, the students were asked to work on an ad for a hotel named ‘Xavier’s’ and they came up with brilliant concepts before they left with an enriching experience from the ‘City of Nawabs’.