Prestigious International Centre For Journalists Announces Two Journalism Scholarships #Opportunity

Posted on June 6, 2013 in Specials

New Delhi: The Washington D.C. based International Centre for Journalists ( has announced two journalism scholarships for students to pursue the PG Diploma in Applied Journalism and Media Communication at 9.9 School of Communication (9.9 SoC).

The 11-month Applied Journalism programme at 9.9 SoC teaches students the ins and outs of writing news stories, how to shoot and edit video using high-end cameras and final cut pro editing software, and the details of producing professional-quality online news.


Students receive hands-on training in all three mediums — print, TV and online — and graduate as completely converged, multi-media journalists. A three-month internship integrated into the program assures a fully-groomed professional.

9.9 SoC Associate Dean, Gunjan Aggarwal, said: “We are really excited to receive the two scholarships from ICFJ. It will help the J-school reach out to really deserving students in India and Bhutan. ICFJ is committed to advancing quality journalism worldwide. This is another step towards establishing a globally recognised journalism school right here in India.”

ICFJ’s Vice President of New Initiatives, Sharon Moshavi, said: “The International Center for Journalists is delighted to partner with the 9.9 School of Communication to give students the tools they need to become leaders in a world of converging media. The scholarships will expose international students to quality journalism. And the hands-on experience they gain in newsrooms will prepare them for jobs in broadcast and online media.”

9.9 SoC boasts of veteran faculty drawn from top media companies from Indian and overseas.

How to Apply:
To apply to be a ICFJ Scholar at 9.9 SoC, fill in the online application form here
Programme Start Date: 3rd August, 2013

ICFJ is a non-profit started by leading journalists of the world and committed to the task of promoting quality journalism worldwide. ICFJ Board of Directors include media leaders like Michael Goldon, Chairman, The New York Times Company; Matthew Winkler, Vice Chair, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News; Marcus Brauchli, Vice President, The Washington Post Company; Raju Narisetti, Senior Vice President, News Corporation.

9.9 SoC is world class Journalism school based out of New Delhi. 9.9 SoC graduates have worked with top media houses like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIMES NOW, CNN-IBN, Agence France Press, Headlines Today, Harper’s Bazaar, Hindustan Times, NDTV, etc.

Media contact:
Gunjan Aggarwal
Associate Dean – Career Services