Bangalore, Feb 2: The students of Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) enjoyed the rare opportunity of working in collaboration with UK based Channel 4 in producing a special programme on India.
For the project, the media studies students were sent out to learn about the opinions of Bangaloreans on various topics related to the news of the day.
"It was an experience to reckon with as it helped me understand the diversity of opinions people have in the city on one issue," said Bansi Mehta, a print student at IIJNM.
The opinions thus collected were later published on Channel 4"s website.
Appreciating the students' enthusiasm in the project, Surekha Deepak, IIJNM faculty who coordinated the project, said, "The programme was meant for the international audience, so it was a different kind of experience."
The students' hard work and initiative left the UK-based media organisation awestruck too.
"Your students" work was greatly appreciated and I would like to thank you and all the students and staff at the Institute for your help and participation in this experiment of cooperation. While we we're time restricted by events in Haiti on how much made the TV bulletin your students work greatly aided our website," said Oliver King of Channel 4 news.
The challenging project which had the scope for international exposure to Indian talents saw a keen interest from the aspiring journalists who made sure they learned as much as they could from the experience.