Senior Assistant Editor,
Forbes India, Mumbai email@example.com
The time I spent at MASCOM gave me a solid foundation in journalism with a holistic approach and in-depth sessions on reporting, editing and writing. Apart from learning new skills in each of these areas, one also sharpened one’s strengths and overcame weaknesses. The rigour of work at MASCOM is similar to that in real-life journalism. Even today, after almost nine years, lessons learnt there help me avoid mistakes and write better copy.
Chief Copy Editor,
Hindustan Times, New Delhi firstname.lastname@example.org
As India’s foremost training institute for print journalism, MASCOM helps students achieve standards that are higher than those of actual media organisations. It introduces them to the newsroom much before they actually get into one. Certainly a great way to launch a career.
Assistant News Editor,
Business Standard, New Delhi email@example.com
The main takeaway for me from MASCOM has been a way of thinking, a thought process
that helped me become a better editor while dealing with copy. MASCOM teaches you to focus on the basics. Though many deride such a teaching process, being strong in basics is the only way to become a better writer or editor. And you can always fall back on the basics when in trouble and not go wrong.
Times of India, Thiruvananthapuram firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning to stand before you can walk – this is how I would describe my stint at MASCOM. The newsgathering and editing done for the weekly lab paper makes it easier to understand the actual newspaper routine. It also helps you stay two steps ahead during your trainee days.
The Hindu, Bangalore email@example.com
MASCOM was the best thing
that happened to me. It not only helped me find my
calling, but also groomed me well enough to
confidently pursue it. The institute is
unconventional, informal but professional, and has
an edge over every J-school in the country. Despite
its modest size and its location in a small town, it
packs a punch like no other. By the end of the ten
months there, you’ll either be thinking like a
journalist or thinking of a new profession.
MiD DAY, Mumbai
Seek, explore, prod and create. That’s how I would describe the training process at MASCOM. You won’t be expected to swill down pages of literature and reproduce them in ink. Training here means frenetic scrounging around for stories, meeting and interacting with new people and lots of earful for your half-baked efforts.
Mail Today, New Delhi firstname.lastname@example.org
MASCOM primarily focuses on improving the writing and editing skills of the students. More than just giving editing exercises to students, the instructors ensure that each assignment is thoroughly assessed and commented upon. These comments helped me improve the quality of my writing.
I was lucky to be part of MASCOM’s first batch. It was really a turning point in my life. Prof. Thomas Oommen, I would say, is the best journalism teacher in India. My good wishes to all future batches.
Deccan Chronicle, Chennai email@example.com
MASCOM is in sync with any modern newspaper office. Students at first may find the training hard and crude but they soon discover that they are being trained for actual newsroom situations. The training totally prepares aspiring journalists both for desk and reporting jobs. My experience at the institute is memorable.
Reuters, Bangalore firstname.lastname@example.org
The training at MASCOM gave me a definite professional head start in my career. Of course, it was excruciating, but every bit of it was well worth it. The training gave me a strong base for pursuing a career in journalism and it instilled in me the discipline necessary to become a journalist.