Thursday, 28 April 2011

CENTRE FOR MEDIA AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS - CMPA

Centre for Media & Public Affairs (CMPA), the Chennai based professional body, works for advancing the value, standards and understanding of journalism and communications in Indian democracy. CMPA seriously endeavours to enhance the understanding of journalism's political, cultural and social roles in our country. Any aspiring youth who wants to make a career in journalism needs to know the vital role of media in Indian society. In a reflection of the changing media landscape, and to prepare the aspiring youth to work across media platforms, CMPA organizes Seminars and Programs on media careers. CMPA's programs prepare the aspirants to think, study, report and put in writing as journalists who aspire to the various levels of the media profession in whatever subject areas they ultimately embrace. The programs cultivate a passion for news and for the responsibilities involved in its reporting.

ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR CAREERS IN MEDIA
'Is the media Career right for me?' is the question that requires a critical self-evaluation. In fact, any short orientation program in journalism simultaneously opens doors for a career in print media, television channels, publishing houses, public relations firms etc. Career in news media requires commitment, interest and dedication of time for the sake of staying on front. Other than those with professional training in media, with the proliferation of social media, the graduate from general discipline can also make the career. The aspirant should be looking for information, trying to network, make inquiries, for roughly eight hours a day, to make himself a perfect media professional!

Centre for Media & Public Affairs (CMPA) organizes an Orientation Program for those interested to pursue careers in media and public relations. The Orientation Course begins on the first of every month and offered in three months duration.  Graduates from any discipline can attend the course and get clarified on basic requisites to establish prospective careers in media. The CMPA's Academic Resource Panel includes veterans in publication and industry. During the Course, the student is offered precise guidance to learn all the basic aspects of reporting skills and editorial functions in media. The program nurtures a passion for news and for the responsibilities involved in its reporting. The course prepares the aspiring students for the various levels of the media profession in whatever subject areas they ultimately embrace. Weekend counseling sessions will be conducted to clarify the doubts of students and to evaluate with tests. Certificate will be issued by the CMPA after course completion. To join the course, send your complete profile and photo to <centreformediaandpublicaffairs@gmail.com> along with two personal references.

Centre for Media & Public Affairs (CMPA )
DNS Plaza Second Floor, Panagal Park
Near Nalli Jewellery, T Nagar
Chennai 600017 Phone 9884554656
centreformediaandpublicaffairs@gmail.com
www.CMPAINDIA.com

ABOUT CMPA
Centre for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA), the non-partisan body at Chennai,  organizes meetings, seminars, debates, media programs, workshops, counseling sessions and lectures on issues concerning the various development sectors at national, regional and global levels. CMPA sincerely endeavors to connect  the communities effectively to the media for a greater social impact. Through surveys, researches and studies, CMPA  provides useful case studies on effective strategies to address the contemporary social challenges.  CMPA acts as an organized platform for promoting media resources and effective exchange of resourceful information. CMPA mainly focuses on  (1) Connecting Communities to Media for a greater social impact (2) Supporting significant empowerment initiatives related to minorities, women, scheduled communities and the rural youth  (3) Creating awareness on the core social values related to RTE & CSR (4) Campaigning against Child Sexual Abuse, Child Labor and Workplace Harassment.

CMPA brings out an Information Bulletin from time to time to disseminate information about the activities of CMPA and to interpret the ideals for which the CMPA stands for. CMPA firmly believes that self-regulation is the best option to check the violation of media ethics and democratic norms. At the same time, CMPA  reacts properly when a newspaper or television channel or journalist is aggrieved by any action of any authority that may impinge on the freedom of the press. CMPA seeks to develop relationships with various campaigns and initiatives to provide impartial information to the Media organizations. Reports published by CMPA help the media persons in understanding truth and reality behind vital political, corporate and social issues. CMPA strives to increase the effectiveness of exchange of information among the media people. CMPA believes that the scholastic breadth and agility are the tools needed to succeed in the media and communication industry in India. Hence, CMPA researches and evaluates resources to inspire critical reflection on the socio-political and cultural impact of Indian mass media. CMPA  serves as a road map for a tremendous range of career opportunities in media and public relations. CMPA encourages the print & visual media people to become familiar with all of the tools for information-gathering and communication that modern technology provides. CMPA strongly believes that if our young citizens work energetically by thoroughly applying the scientific outlook on development, we can build a harmonious and an extremely successful society with peace!


EMPOWERMENT
In a country like India, gender-based violence not only violates human rights, but also hampers productivity, reduces human capital and undermines economic growth. Domestic violence is the fundamental violation of women’s rights that remains widespread across various states. The most prevailing forms of domestic violence are sexual abuse, harmful traditions, abuse during pregnancy, honor killings and dowry harassment. Joining hands with like-minded organizations, the Centre for Media & Public Affairs (CMPA) organizes awareness campaigns to prevent violence against women. According to CMPA, India cannot progress successfully without improving the resources for women so that they have equal power to shape their own lives and contribute to their communities.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Public policy management is the most essential skill to be acquired by institutions engaged in national level social activism in India. While public policy management may not be required in all cases, those organizations that have a clear public policy vision are more apt to see positive results for their causes. Public affairs management involves researching issues, and lobbying to make views heard. One of the biggest undertakings of any public policy management strategy is forming and maintaining a core action committee. In CMPA's view, the organizational system needs to be shaped by three great drivers of change viz., inter-dependent functional wings, effective communications practices and effective public participation. Through public affairs evaluations, the CMPA makes every sincere effort to create emotional integration and a sense of unity among the youth who contribute to nation building.

TALENT BACK UP
Centre for Media & Public Affairs offers a short term awareness programs on topics related to Mass Communication, primarily for those who wish to choose basic careers in media. The training programs offered by CMPA gives the opportunity to acquire the fundamental skills  through hands on exposure to projects. The core structure of the program is directed towards developing insights in to political, social, academic and industry dimensions of contemporary issues. Keeping in mind the Gandhian morale of the Indian society, the training program offers the chance to develop self assurance and stateliness in media career with adequate exposure in all functional areas.  The trainees will be guided with practical illustrations, counseling, tests & reports writing. Training Curriculum broadly includes Outline of Mass Communication, News Coverage, Content Development, Opinion Research, Report Analysis, Editing Skills, Interviewing, Public Relations, Visual Media Basics, Internet Journalism and Social Impact Analysis. To join the program, send your detailed profile with photograph and two good references through email to <centreformediaandpublicaffairs@gmail.com>

STAY CLOSE TO NATURE
Centre for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) launched the campaign 'STAY CLOSE TO NATURE' to educate the teaching community, the students and in general the youth about the need to preserve the nature for the sake of humanity! Young people have to realize that learning literally means a combined development of academic, physical, mental, spiritual and emotional dimensions. Natural, adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity is a cornerstone of good health. Anything that devastates the nature's subsistence in food, environment, healthcare etc is to be seriously scrutinized! Healthy children learn better. We have to choose from natural foods as often as possible and limit our intake of highly processed items. CMPA brings out a Campaign Bulletin to create awareness among the young people on the campaign 'Stay Close to Nature'. Understanding the realities of nature is important for their overall well being! To pass on a healthy world to the next generation, let us stay closer to the nature in food, environment, healthcare etc. 

KEYSTONE CONVENTIONS
CMPA organizes lectures like Edward Louis Bernays Memorial LectureDr Lakshmi Sahgal Memorial Lecture, James Augustus Hickey Memorial Lecture, Maragatham Chandrasekar Memorial Lecture, Quaide Millath Mohamed Ismail Sahib Memorial Lecture, John Dewey Memorial Lecture & Ivan Bunin Memorial Lecture to signify the vital role of an empowered media in a democratic nation. Centre for Media & Public Affairs (CMPA) has honoured media experts who contribute significantly for the growth of Arts and Culture and professionals exhibiting outstanding skills in communication. CMPA has also honoured professionally accomplished social workers who selflessly campaign for the rights of women. CMPA strongly believes that if our young citizens work energetically by thoroughly applying the scientific outlook on development, we can build a harmonious and an extremely successful society with peace!

CMPA CELEBRATED WORLD WATER DAY
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/linking-water-and-energy/article5849491.ece

CMPA CELEBRATED ZERO DISCRIMINATION DAY
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/fight-against-workplace-discrimination/article5765312.ece

CMPA AWARDED SPACE KIDZ INDIA
http://www.news4education.com/article/SPACE-KIDZ-INDIA-OUTSTANDING-INSTITUTION-OF-THE-YEAR-35630//

CMPA's FREE COUNSELING FOR CAREERS IN MEDIA
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/career-counselling-programme/article5154969.ece

INTERNATIONAL MOTHER TONGUE DAY CELEBRATED BY CMPA
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/mother-tongue-connects-us-to-our-roots/article4470628.ece

QUAID E MILLATH MEMORIAL LECTURE BY CMPA
http://newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/article1449783.ece
CLICK TO VIEW THE EVENT PHOTOS

SHRIRAM FOUNDATION HONOURED
The Hindu, January 12, 2013

CMPA AWARDS SHRIRAM FOUNDATION
The New Indian Express, January 11, 2013

MARAGATHAM CHANDRASEKAR MEMORIAL LECTURE BY CMPA
http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=104669

LET US LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST DIABETES - CMPA
http://indianfrontliners.com/?option=com_content&view=article&id=3696

IVAN BUNIN MEMORIAL LECTURE BY CMPA
http://www.thisweekbangalore.com/?p=4948

GOVERNING TEAM
Mr V Venkat Raj, Mr S Christopher, Mr N ThanigaimaniMr Balan Nanban, Mr N Shajahan, Mr J S Prabu, Mr David Francis, Mr N Jaishankar, Mr K S Rajasekar, Mr G V Rao,  Mr Sam Jebastin Robert, Mr R Raj Kumar, Mr Ashok Kumar, Mr G Sabaapathy, Mr B Basker,  Mr Benni Livingston, Mr Russell Raj

PATRONS
Dr M Balasubramanian (President, Indian Medical Association - Tamil Nadu), Mr Pon Krishnamurthy (General Secretary, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee), Mr M G Dawood Miakhan (Secretary, Quaid e Millath College), Mr R C Paul Kanagaraj (Madras Highcourt Advocates Association), Mr A Annamalai (Director, Gandhi Study Centre), Dr T Devanathan Yadav (Chairman, WinTV), Mr Vijayakumar Yadav (Hospitality Industry Specialist), Mr Raveendran (Highcourt Advocate), Na Vijayashankar (Cyber Law Guru), Mr K Thangaraj (President, All India Sai Samaj, Mylapore), Mr Susi Thirugnanam (President, Tamilnadu Editors Guild), Mr S Ve Shekher (Sri Sukar Public Charitable Trust), Mr S Arularasan (Madras High Court Advocate), Mr J P Nagabhushanam (President, Ambedkar Welfare Foundation), Mr N Rajaraman (Human Resources Specialist), Mr T Manoharan (Editor, Samooga Neethi), Mr Daniel Paul Raj (Management Trainer), Mr S Swaminathan (New Delhi), Mr B Joseph Iruthayaraj (Sr Manager, Russian Centre of Science & Culture), Mr D V Venkatagiri (IndoUSBiz.Com)

ACADEMIC & TRAINING WING
Mr Srinivas Chakravarthy, Mr S Gopalan, Mr Kiran Menon, Mr Rajesh Kanna, Mr Mahesh Maney, Mr S Ganesh, Mr N Thirumurugan, Mr K Kotteeswaran

CONTACT
Centre for Media and Public Affairs
Hand Phone : 91 9884554656
Email : centreformediaandpublicaffairs@gmail.com





   
.