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India’s first financial journalism programme co-launched by Bloomberg and ACJ

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India’s first co-branded financial journalism postgraduate programme has jointly been launched by Bloomberg News and the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ).

Together, we are bringing the future of financial journalism to India, helping students thrive in today’s fast-moving news environment,” John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg, said.

The course will equip students with the skills needed in a contemporary global newsroom. It will cover writing, editing, digital and multimedia reporting, ethics, investigative reporting, fundamentals of finance and government reporting.

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Some of the country’s renowned financial journalists and business leaders will lead the course.

“We’re extremely proud to be partnering with Bloomberg News to develop what we feel is now the very best financial journalism program in India and this part of the world,” said Sashi Kumar, Chairman of ACJ.

“We are offering students knowledge and access to some of the most experienced leaders in journalism and finance. In today’s competitive news environment, this comprehensive course will help aspiring journalists get a head start in the industry,” he added.

Finding trained talent from media industry perspective as one of the biggest challenges, said Parry Ravindranathan, Managing Director- International, Bloomberg Media Group. He added, “A lot of time goes into training people. This course will provide resources with international editorial standards. This increases the quality of the talent pool. I am sure all the media companies who hire from there (ACJ) will feel the same.”

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