Executive Program In Financial Journalism

Regular price Rs.35,500.00


Basic Info :  Executive Program in Financial Journalism
Level :  Advance 
Commitment  : 9 months (2 hours per week) Part-time online session
Language : English
Schedule Date To Be Announced Soon

Need for the Program

The current crisis in global banking, markets, and economies have reminded us of the importance of financial journalism. The Executive Program in Financial Journalism is a unique globally-focused program that aims to train you to work as a financial journalist for top tier news organizations. The main pillars of the program are focused on developing Basic statistical techniques, Understanding key financial statements, Techniques to apply quantitative methods in various research situations and Monitoring role of RBI- credit policies and its impact on economy needed for today’s media space, exposing students to the principles of data sourcing and analysis and the translation of information into material suited to the news media.


While many traditional roles in newsrooms are disappearing, financial journalism is growing. This course prepares you to report on market movements and trading statements; understand global economics. During the program, you will also develop a range of professional skills and knowledge needed to work in a fast-paced multimedia newsroom environment.

Course Duration: 80 Hours

Target Audience

This course is suitable for journalists who want to specialize in financial journalism, and for individuals with a background in the financial sector who want to work as journalists.

Course Methodology

This online course uses a mix of interactive techniques, such as learning through live webinar sessions, assignments and case study-oriented training. The course teaches the skills needed for financial journalism. It also ensures that candidates produce the different types of story for all platforms required from each part of the finance news discipline.

Program USP

If you are attracted to an exciting career reporting on global finance, are passionate about consumer affairs, or interested in investigating money related stories this program is for you. Executive Program in Financial Journalism is aimed at training the participant to work as a financial journalist and to develop the professional skills and knowledge needed to work in corporate companies and government departments.

Why is this a competitive course?

This course will provide the participants with extensive training in the best professional practice of reporting financial news. The finance journalism course takes the principles of general news reporting covered in the reporting syllabus and applies them to the full range of finance reporting.


Participants will develop professional skills in

  • Interviewing financial experts
  • Writing financial news and features
  • Finding stories and features and explain complex economic terms so readers can understand them.

  • Researching financial data
  • Gain an understanding of how to obtain and use key economic and financial data, using state-of-the-art Bloomberg terminals.

Curriculum

Introduction to business financial news

  • Introduction to basic concepts of companies, including discussion of various forms of management, private v public, incorporates sole proprietors, partnerships, etc.
  • Analysis of company structure, strategic planning, etc.
  • SWOT analysis

Covering company news

  • How companies communicate
  • Public and private companies – what can be expected to be found out
  • Producing insightful business features, based on trends or issues in business or industry, for print and electronic media.
  • Future trends in reporting on business, industry, and finance

Understanding key financial statements:

  • Balance sheets
  • Income statements
  • Cash flows

Analyzing financial performance

  • Analyzing returns (return on Assets, Return on Equity)
  • Analyzing working capital
  • Analyzing ratios (return on investment, current ratio)
  • Understanding capital expenditure

Basic economic theory – an Introduction

  • Choices
  • Opportunity Costs
  • Basic Economic Questions
  • Economic Systems
  • Economic Decision-Making Model
  • Private Sector vs. Public Sector
  • Micro economics
  • Macro economics

Covering economic indicators

  • How economies are measured
  • How to report on these economic indicators

Introduction – the role of business journalism

  • What a business/economics journalist does
  • Study of business journalism
  • The relationship of business and industry to info

Introduction to Economic Issues

Analysis of the role of various economic factors:

  • Labour
  • Markets
  • Manufacturing and service industries
  • Economic data

Contemporary Economic history, focussing on key regional issues:

  • Contemporary history
  • Development assistance
  • Investment and Tourism Climate
  • Remittances (from overseas nationals)
  • National Budget
  • Government revenue shortfall

Economic reality for journalism today

  • Globalization
  • Role of multi-national companies
  • Role of the banking sector
  • Environmental considerations
  • Consumer protection
  • Labour and industrial relations

The challenges of specialized reporting beats – part 1

Analysis of specific issues when undertaking specialized reporting:

  • Markets
  • Real estate
  • Merchandising
  • Banking and finance

The challenges of specialized reporting beats – part 2

Analysis of specific issues when undertaking specialized reporting:

  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Business and government
  • Agriculture
  • Consumer issues

Introduction to Indian Stock markets

  • Stocks, bonds and mutual funds: how they are bought and sold
  • How prices are determined
  • How to read stock tables for business journalism.

The evolution of finance

Financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities

Interpret regulatory superstructure relating to various financial instruments

Understand how changing regulations have affected the performance of companies.

Introduction to Indian banking structure

Major banking Trends

Overview of key aspects of banking including regulations and Basel framework

Monitoring role of RBI- credit policies and its impact on economy

Practical exposure-Reading Newsletters, daily newspapers

Tracking major economic events (e.g. Credit policy of RBI, Interest rate scenarios)

The historical evolution of trading patterns and international monetary regimes

Commodity trade, price cycles and the oil shocks

Change in the international division of labour

The current international architecture for trade and finance, including institutions like WTO, IMF, World Bank, and regional blocs and arrangements

The rise of finance and global neoliberalism

Global financial markets, contagion, and crises: Issues of policy concern for developing countries such as India

Basic statistical techniques

Content analysis, survey, and experiment

Effective data presentations: tables, graphs and other forms of visualisations

How to propose your quantitative study

Literature review development

Techniques to apply these methods for various research situations

Principles of Constitution of India

Constitutional restrictions on Media

The Press Registration of Books Act 1867

Press Council

Rights and Abilities of the Editor

Code of Ethics in Different media

What is data journalism — and where does it come from?

Finding stories in data - how do you do it?

How do you find the data - sources, and techniques

Cleaning data - how to make the data make sense

Scraping data - using the web as a data source

Visualising the data: what works and what doesn't

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