Catholic center prepares journalists for social change

July 11, 2013 by  
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The center has given free training to 140 Catholic graduates as journalists for mainstream media in the last one year.

Journalism Andhra Pradesh, June 10, 2013: A Catholic communication center in Andhra Pradesh has taken up the mission to prepare 1,000 Catholic journalists for social change and community’s presence in the field.

“There is a great need for journalists with ethics and professional standards,” said Fr. U. Balashowry, dean of Amruthavani Institute of Mass Communication (AIMC).

He said that the job of training these young adults is fulfilling most of them got into print, electronic and web media houses.

Amruthavani Institute of Mass Communication is based in Secunderabad and has given free training to 140 Catholic graduates as journalists for mainstream media in the last one year.

“Journalists must work hard in bringing out the facts to light and must have an option for the welfare of the poor,” said Archbishop Mallavarapu Prakash of Vishakhapatnam, lauding the efforts of the institute.

Meanwhile, the center also launched a diploma in journalism and mass communication, where clergy and religious can also apply.

– ucan

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