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BOOTCAMP: Covering India

Where Journalism Meets Environment

BOOTCAMP: Covering India

Give that schedule a boot. Camp with us for two weeks. Beone among 25 attending this course.

Journalism normally focuses on events, the high points of human endeavour and existence. You want to bring to your reportage also an analysis of underlying trends and processes- the slow erosion that ultimately produces a vast, barren landscape?

Concept/craft; lectures/workshops; ideas/reportage. Fieldwork/design; case-study/data-interpretation. You will travel, too (approximately one week).


  • Environment as a subject of coverage
  • Ecological rights, natural resource management and food security
  • Urban growth: contemporary challenges
  • Climate change policies, politics
  • Hands-on research labs
  • Supervised field-based reporting and writing

FIELD VISIT:To rural India for a week

Course Assignment
As end of course assignment you will work on a web based assignment on a given theme - organise, write, photo document

How To Apply

Submit a 500-word Statement of Purpose and a recent resume/ CV.



Liva Shrestha (structural engineer - Nepal) said “For someone without a back ground on environment studies this course has been a great learning. Technology is not THE solution to environmental problems. Localised social and environmental engineering is the answer”.

Sonia Bhaskar (senior television journalist - India) said, “It is excellent learning. Good opportunity to interact with people from varied background helped widen perspective. Jodhpur the gateway of the Thar Desert is not water deficient but has more water than it can manage. We need to manage our resources well is what was the most important learning for me”.

Shivangi Narayan, “After having done engineering and then journalism from a premier institution of India, I am now studying sociology. Journalism and sociology has given me a different lens to look at engineering. And the course has given me the basic understanding of the environmental challenges that this subcontinent faces today. It was truly a learning experience.”

General Instructions
INR 10,000/ 
For Information Contact

Sharmila Sinha
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110 062
Ph: 91-11 29955124/6110/6399 (Ext: 270);
Fax: 91-11-29955879,
Email: sharmila@cseindia.org / cseindiasharmila@gmail.com


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