Times of India – NIE conducted a five-day workshop on Journalism from 24th April 2017 to 28th April 2017.
About twenty-five students from the best schools of the twin cities were present at the workshop. By the end of the workshop, we were all good friends with one another. I would like to thank the Times of India for such a thoughtful initiative – conducting a student workshop on a subject which intrigues people from all corners of the world. Our classes were conducted by Mrs. Ruth Dhanaraj in the conference room at Times House, Banjara Hills. Ruth Ma’am was very warm and patient and did not mind clearing our seemingly endless doubts. We learned about a variety of topics, such as reporting, editing, feature writing and reviewing. On the fifth day – the last day – we were taken to the Times of India Press in Nacharam, where we discussed in detail about how the press prints newspapers for tens of thousands. At the end of the Internship Program, we were given certificates of participation as well as water bottles to commemorate our time spent at the Times office.
I am very glad that I am now my school’s NIE reporter. Ruth Ma’am encouraged us to write articles for the Times NIE and I am definitely going to do that!
This internship program was an excellent learning experience and a brilliant exposure for me. I am extremely thankful to my school for giving me this opportunity that I can cherish for years to come.