Journalists working on tight deadlines and often without access to library and other resources within their organizations need a place where they can come for help. We want to provide a one-stop page for all such information or links that can lead them to the information they need. Other than factual material, the section will also have resources to help journalists in their writing and editing skills. Information on legal and ethical issues will also be available. Ideas to make this section of value to journalists will be appreciated.
The programmes of the foundation are aimed at three target groups – journalists, those wanting to be journalists and citizens. For journalists we provide coaching in both reportorial and editing skills, as also workshops in substantive areas of reportage. For those desirous of being journalists, we have an intensive 14-month mentorship programme, and for citizens we have a Citizen Journalism programme and a High School Journalism programme, which is directed at younger citizens.
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.