This module is about the use of the English language in the media, especially the print medium, the electronic medium and the Internet. In the area of print media, it intends to discuss classification of newspaper items, their length, distribution and relative importance, headlines and their linguistic features, headline puns and associative meanings, features of editorials and front-page editorials. You will learn about some guidelines on how to write an effective news item and how to judge the merits of news items. You will also learn how to edit a news item if the space available is less in order to make room for another important item that would have reached the editors rather late.
- Lecturer: Rajat Ghosh