About Kerala Media Academy
- To promote and co-ordinate study and research in the field of journalism.
- To organize or help organize training courses, workshops, seminars, exhibitions and consultancy services in association with working journalists, newspaper management and universities.
- To publish books, periodicals, monographs and research papers.
- To co-operate with academic institutions and organizations in the formulation of syllabus for teaching journalism
- To institute awards to honour individuals, institutions and organizations in recognition of meritorious services rendered and to grant fellowships for conducting advanced study and research in journalism.
- 1979: The first General Council meeting of the Academy was held in June
- 1980: Foundation stone laid for the Academy by Shri E K Nayanar, Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala, on June 8.
- 1985: Inauguration of the Kerala Press Academy building by Shri Karunakaran, Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala on May 24
- 1986: Institute of Communication starts functioning with the launch of the PG Diploma in Journalism and Communication course
- 1993: The Academy started PG Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising course
- 2011: The Academy introduces Certificate course in Non-linear Video Editing and Certificate course in Communicative English
- 2012: The Academy launches the bi-lingual monthly magazine MEDIA, which was inaugurated by P Govinda Pillai, former Chief Editor of Deshabhimani in April
- 2013: The Academy launches PG Diploma in Television Journalism course in September
- 2014: Kerala Press Academy upgraded and renamed as Kerala Media Academy
- 2017: Kerala Media Academy organises the First EMS Commemoration Lecture in memory of the state’s first chief minister E M Shankaran Nambothirippad. The lecture was delivered by Shri Prakash Karat.
- The Academy also organized the First N V Krishna Warrier Commemorative Lecture in memory of the prominent linguist, author, poet and journalist.
- This year, the Academy organized its First International Photo Festival
- 2018: Kerala Media Academy organized and hosted the First Global Media Summit in association with Loka Kerala Sabha
- The Academy instituted the World Photographer Award and the first recipient of this honour was famous international photographer Nick Ut.
- The Second International Photo Festival was held in Thiruvananthapuram
- Kerala Media Academy’s first Sub-Centre was opened in Thiruvananthapuram
- Media Club was launched this year
- Kerala Media Academy organized the first one-month Madhyama Charithra Yathra (Media History Tour)
- 2019: The Academy started Diploma in Photo Journalism Course in January
- The Academy organized the first Cartoon Conclave and National Conclave of Women’s Journalists in February
- Newspages.in a website to promote works of young unpublished writers was launched this year
- Radio Kerala, the Internet radio service of Kerala Media Academy was launched
- The second global media summit – Loka Kerala Madhyama Sabha – was held in December in association with Loka Kerala Sabha 2020
The academy is administered by a General Council and an Executive Council comprising of working journalists, media owners, and Government representatives constituted by the Government of Kerala.