Excellence in journalism is not just another need in India. It is a pre-requisite for a healthy democracy. But what does excellence in journalism entail – mass circulation, well-paid journalists, even better-paid ad sales team, high ratings for television news programmes. Or is there a different way in which excellence can be defined?  READ MORE


Some journalists shared the idea that there should be an independent body that imparts education and also does research in journalism since there was a dire need to have well-informed and well-trained journalists. It was recognized that there were both university departments and a few institutes connected to media houses that did impart journalism education, there were problems with both.  READ MORE


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As an organization devoted to excellence in journalism, we believe in complete financial transparency. You will find all details pertaining our legal status, source and application of funds on the website. READ MORE


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.