was started in 2002 as it was felt that most journalism courses in
the country were designed and taught by those with mass
communications degrees without any experience of practical
journalism or even a flair for writing.
like ‘experts’ who know al the theories, but never entered water
teaching in a class room how to swim. So ACME
started ‘Practical Journalism’ courses at Bangalore,
the IT capital of India.
revolutionary changes in mass communications brought about by
advances in information technology and computerization prompted
ACME to start online courses and a website for
Indian journalism education.
founder and Director of ACME, B. Someswar Rao,
started his career at the age of 16 with Nagpur Times, at
Nagpur, Maharashtra. A product of the Journalism Department Hislop
College, Nagpur, then considered India’s best; he worked as Chief
Sub-Editor, Special Correspondent, News Editor, Feature Editor,
Editorial Writer and Editor before retiring as a Bureau Manager of
India’s National news agency The Press Trust of India (PTI). He
taught as contributory lecturer at postgraduate level, has written a
journalism book and working on two others.
Initially it is planned to start two online courses on
register online by filling the form. After receipt of the fees by a
DD or local cheque payable to Academy
of Communication and Media Education, at Bangalore, each student would be given, by e-mail,
a password to provide access to the course material. Click on the
course of your choice for details.