Executive Program In Financial Journalism

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Basic Info :  Executive Program in Financial Journalism
Level :  Advanced
Commitment  : 5 months (4 hrs. per weekend)
Language : English
Schedule Date : 29th June 2024


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: 9 Months

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

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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

Analysing profit and loss statements

Analysing balance sheets cash flow statements

Covering company news

Basics of macroeconomics (How economies work, and how governments (try to) manage them)

Covering economic indicators (How economies are measured, and how to report on these economic indicators)


    Introduction to Business and Economic Journalism

    History of the Business Press. Main sources of global economic news

      Building Your Knowledge Base and Sources

      Evaluating Data and Finding the Story in the Data

      Introduce Elements of A Good Economic News Story

        Using Elements of a Good Economic News Story, developing story ideas, identifying story formats, and localizing global headlines


          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 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 visualizations

          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

          Visualizing the data: what works and what doesn't


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          Each session is interactive and informative, featuring case studies, quizzes, and projects

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