Welcome to JM Foundation for Excellence in Journalism

We are a not-for-profit institution incorporated under the Indian Companies Act, 1956. Our mandate is to use research, teaching and archiving to promote excellence in journalism in India, both substantive and methodological.

As a non-partisan institution, we are guided by three values that are at the core of journalistic practice — fairness, accuracy in reportage, and respect for the conscience of individual journalists. We are committed to free speech and an unfettered press. In the Indian context, we are dedicated to the promoting of excellence in journalism practised in all Indian languages without the use of etymologically derogatory or self-congratulatory nomenclature like the vernacular press, national press, or the language press.

The sole aim of journalism should be service.


As a not-for-profit organization, which has been set up just a couple of years back, we need all the help and support, material and otherwise, to become the kind of institution we hope to be, and which we believe journalism and journalists in India deserve. We request you to help us. You can donate, you can volunteer, you can just send us words of support. Please remember that your support for the foundation is a contribution towards developing a well-informed polity and healthy democracy. Donations are tax-deductible under Indian laws.
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We are a section 25 (not-for-profit) company incorporated under the Companies Act. 1956. We are registered as a charitable institution under Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, and are registered under Section 80G of the Income Tax. We are non-partisan and independent and are not affiliated with any body corporate. JM stands for Journalism Mentor. For more information, please click here.


The JM Foundation for Excellence in Journalism is an Institutional Member of the International Communication Association and an affiliate member of the Association for Education in Mass Communication and Journalism.