Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Introduction to Journalism

Faculty Course Type Credits Prerequisites Semester
Shyama Dutta Major/Minor 4 Media Studies Major/Minor V

 Brief Overview 

This is an overview of what makes a journalist. It introduces students to the aspects of journalism as it is practiced in the world of media. 

 Course Objectives 

  • To be aware of a the functioning of a newspaper
  • Developing journalistic writing styles
  • Understand design and layout of the newspaper 

 Teaching Methodology 

  • Study of theory, understanding of basic concepts relating to aesthetics.
  • Interactive audio-visual, print and other media content
  • Discussion and doing mode of teaching, critical debates, actual drawing and tracing, to create a thorough comprehension and application of the concepts
  • Content and Design analysis, for critical and creative reasoning.
  • Case studies analysis


Students are expected to –

  • Complete all required reading for each scheduled class as per the course outline,
  • Actively participate in class activities and discussions, and
  • Complete all evaluative processes for successful course completion!