Madhyamam newspaper has a legacy of revolutionizing the media sector in Kerala. Promoting an alternative media culture by giving voice to the voiceless, Madhyamam paved a new path in the contemporary media world. As its 25th anniversary present to the wide range of readers, Madhyamam launched its television version as MediaOne TV, a combination of General Entertainment and News Channel. Following the footsteps, a media institute was established as MBL Media School in 2010. The intent was to revolutionize media education by creating motivated, professionally competent, highly skilled and socially conscious media practitioners. The students are provided with state-of-the-art facilities for production of news bulletins, audio-video programmes, documentaries etc.
Having recently shifted to the MediaOne TV headquarters and rechristened as MediaOne Academy of Communication, the institute is committed to high standards in providing industry fitness, theoretical clarity and imbibing social responsibilities. Being a part of the Madhyamam family, MediaOne Academy provides a unique opportunity to students to learn from industry experts and on-job training in latest technologies.
MediaOne Academy’s broad mission encapsulates the need to impart a holistic education with theoretical and practical learning, through tutorials from experienced experts, field works, grassroots internship, practical assignments, midterm training, exposure trips etc. The students are encouraged to creatively explore mass media for social change, to come up with alternative media practices in the domains of mass media.
MediaOne Academy provides a unique opportunity to students to utilize all technical facilities available at MediaOne channel for their training. It includes state-of-the-art news studios, editing suites, shooting floors, production control room, master control room etc. Experienced and renowned media practitioners from MediaOne TV and Madhyamam newspaper take regular workshops for the students. During the course the students get the opportunity to take part in production activities of the channel such as news programmes. By the end of the course the students will be experienced professionals with the professional competence required for the media industry.
The institute has an exclusive placement and marketing cell which works closely with the media industry to provide placement support to the students. Within a short period of commencement of the institute, more than thirty students have been placed in MediaOne and other TV channels. Our alumni have established reputed and successful production houses in India and GCC. The institute guarantees internship to all students joining diploma and degree courses.