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Google News Lab University Network adds IIMC, 46 global schools in group

Dec 7, 2016 10:40 IST

iimc-google-news-lab-networkOne of the leading media institutes of the country, IIMC has found a place in the recently declared Google News Lab University Network. From among 46 participating communication schools all over the world, IIMC is one among three from the country.

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) has joined Google News Lab Network for accomplishing the objective of the group that is, “In this era of digital media, Google’s News Lab would equip IIMC students with the knowledge of important online tools such as Google Search, Google Trends, Google Maps and Google Earth,” a press statement issued by IIMC said.

As per the press statement released by Nicholas Whitaker, “The Network is designed to provide in-person training and online training materials and support to professors and students on topics ranging from Google tool fundamentals, trust and verification, immersive storytelling, data journalism, advanced search and Google Trends, data visualisation, mapping and more.”

Google News Lab Network comprises of 46 communication schools in total out of which 27 are from the US, 12 from Europe and 03 each from Hong Kong, Mexico and India.

About Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC): Indian Institute of Mass Communication, abbreviated as IIMC, is a mass media institute of national repute. It is an autonomous society under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The institute has its headquarters at Delhi also has five Regional Centres in Aizawl (Mizoram), Amravati (Maharashtra), Dhenkanal (Odisha), Jammu (J&K) and Kottyam (Kerala).

IIMC offers a variety of disciplines including print journalism, photo journalism, radio journalism, television journalism, development communication, communication research, advertising and public relations. It offers PG Diploma as well. Admissions to these courses are highly competitive consisting All India Entrance Examination followed by Group Discussions and Interview. It also offers Diploma Course in Development Journalism for non-aligned and developing countries.

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