Recently 9.9 Mediaworx took over the School of Convergence from Kaleidoscope Entertainment and now have rebranded it as the 9.9 School of Convergence. The prime of objective of the institution is to provide real-world education in Journalism. They offer a Diploma in Applied Journalism that aims to impart street-smartness in the students and prepare them for the industry which is evolving at a rapid rate.
Admissions are currently open for the Diploma in Applied Journalism in the 9.9 School Of Convergence. The session is due to start on 20th September. The classes will just be a weekend affair with classes held on Sundays. So the timings won’t clash with your work/college timings. The course is open to people from all streams pursuing Graduation or Post-Graduation or even working professionals who wish to switch to a career in Journalism.
In India, there are very few good colleges that offer a proper degree in Journalism. The industry is changing and the change is big. It has grown a lot in the last few years. There are lots of new job openings in the Journalism industry. But very few institutes offer courses in Journalism. People go for courses like B.A. English (Hons) just because of the shear lack of institute offering a degree in Journalism. The Diploma in Applied Journalism is perfect for such people. They can go to college on weekdays and attend 9.9 School Of Convergence on Sundays. This way people are able to gain extra skills in the field they are interested in. The Diploma in Journalism gives the you an edge above other people who want to get into the industry.
For any queries regarding the course- admission process, fee etc. you can contact 9.9 Media School of Convergence to get the required details. There are just 50 seats for the course and admissions will be partly on first come first serve basis, so hurry up if you are interested.
People who know me well or have known me from my childhood, know that I wear contact lenses. Many more people know this fact now that I’ve mentioned about it on my blog. Well my contact lenses are not the only lenses I use. I often take pictures from my camera (Canon Power Shot A430) and my mobile phone (Motorola L9). I haven’t really shared any pictures online yet. I have a Picasa Web Album and a Flickr account but I just didn’t feel like uploading picutres.
This was my story until recently I realized that I have all the time in the world to start sharing photos. So I’ve decided to maintain a photo gallery. I bought hosting a few months ago and have lots of unused space and bandwidth. Thus I decided to host my own photo gallery. I considered Gallery2 and even installed it using GoDaddy’s Hosting Connection one click installer. I found it good but something about it just didn’t feel right. So I gave ZenPhoto a try through my Dreamhost Apps account as GoDaddy doesn’t have a 1 click installer for ZenPhoto. It turned out to be nice. In fact I found it better than Gallery2. It had all the essential features I needed and was easier to use. So I decided to go for ZenPhoto.
Installing ZenPhoto was the next step. Installation was not as simple as I expected it to be. I think needed to make some changes to the .htaccess file and also needed to create a php.ini in the gallery folder to satisfy a few installation requirements. Overall the installation was easy and the setup guide was useful in troubleshooting installation problems.
So that’s pretty much all it took to set up my own hosted photo gallery at http://gallery.namanb.com. I haven’t put up many pictures yet but I’ll be putting quite a few pictures soon. I made a short visit to Udaipur this June and I’ve uploaded the pictures of the visit on my photo gallery.
So now you can see The world through my lens, which happens to be the present name of my photo gallery at http://gallery.namanb.com.