PCI to facilitate journalism students’ placement in newspapers

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JAMMU: In its endeavour to facilitate journalism students from J&K to gain relevant skills and experience in the field, the Press Council of India (PCI) has initiated the process for their placement in various Indian newspapers for internship.
Malayala Manorama, one of the leading media organisations, has offered two weeks internship to two journalism students from J&K at the office of Malayala Manorama at Kottayam in Kerala, an official handout read.
The Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) has invited online applications from the journalism students of J&K interested in joining the said internship. Interested students can submit their application on jdinformationjk@gmail.com.
The final selection of two students for the said internship will be done from amongst the shortlisted candidates on the basis of interview, it read.
During the full council meeting of Press Council of India (PCI) in Srinagar last year, the Chairman PCI Justice (Retd) C K Prasad interacted with the students of journalism studying in various media institutions in Jammu and Kashmir. Chairman PCI assured the students during his interaction that PCI would come up with some special scholarships and internship programmes for young media pass outs from J&K to facilitate them to get working experience in their field of journalism, read the handout.
Later, on the invitation of PCI, the journalism students from the state also participated in the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Press Council of India held at New Delhi, it added.