In a move to familiarize students about the nuances of workings of a television channel, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Faculty of Media Studies and Humanities, MRIIRS organized a visit to Doordarshan Studios, New Delhi recently. A group of 30 students led by Mr. Rahul Joshi, Assistant Professor visited the office of Doordarshan, which is India’s state-owned broadcaster and has an excellent state-of-the-art studio and transmitting infrastructure.
The students were taken around the newsroom and various desks. They were informed about how the output and input desks function on a daily basis. The students saw the producers working on the bulletins under pressure and experienced how writers do quick scripting to meet the deadlines. In the Ingest room, they observed how each news story gets ingested with a unique ID and in the post production area, they observed the editing of stories.
Mr. Vivek Vaibhav, Director (News), Doordarshan briefed the students about the functioning of the TV news and Television as a medium. He urged them to equip themselves with the necessary skill sets to readily take up journalistic and production jobs in TV channels. It was a very educational experience for the students as they were able to get an understanding of the processes involved in the TV news broadcast. They also got an opportunity to interact with anchors and reporters who readily answered their queries. The educational visit of the students to DD concluded in General News Room where they learned how news gets disseminated to the masses.