Phoenix believes that Journalism, after all is said and done, happens on the field. We believe in letting Mass Communication aspirants learn the ropes of Reporting, Research and Presentation even before they get to their future classrooms in some of the country’s most well-known Journalism Schools.
In addition to proficiency in software tools that are the bread and butter of any modern journalist, Phoenix helps students create projects based on fieldwork.
Every batch of Mass Communication students is made to collaborate on a monthly tabloid and two special issue magazines. The magazines focus on the well known festivities during Balijatra and Durga Puja; and the trainees are also challenged to take up thematic magazines. Besides the mentors at Phoenix itself, there exists a unique concept of a practising journalist-alumni to hone and support the trainees as a Mentor Editor. These tasks are meant to test their skills with software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Pagemaker, Quark Xpress and Coral Draw. At the same time, the projects also test their ability to work productively in teams.