40 Research papers were read by Academician &, Research scholars
Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Krishanatrey made stress towards content of the News
Bal Mukund , Senior Journalist explained the difference of journalistic world and academic world
GURUGRAM : Who is giving the news for whom with what arguments and all those arguments which are not included, how skewed is that? were some of the concerns of Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Krishanatrey of Johns Hopkins University Centre for Communication Programmes, the Chief Guest for the valedictory session of 2 Day National Conference ‘Manthan ‘19′ on Media Literacy – Tools, Technology and Challenges, Faculty of Mass Communication and Media Technolgy. Increasing the scope for argument and counter-argument and reaching a consensus, should be the ideal situation and its journalism students who must be well versed with the contemporary events. Prof. Krishanatrey said that the history of media literacy goes long back and now is part of our academic curriculum too.
This conference witnessed the participant from across the nation and around 40 research papers were read by academicians, research scholars and people from the industry.
Bal Mukund Sinha, Senior journalist and the Chairperson, very well explained the difference between the journalistic world and academic world. He appreciated the Faculty of Mass Communication and Media Technology for striking the balance between the two.
The media world is changing at an unprecedented speed and to keep up with its pace, the area of research must be promoted said Professor Sanjeev Bhanawat, Dean, Faculty of Mass Communication and Media Technology while introducing the guests.
Jitendra Singh, Assistant Professor, presented the two-day report of the conference. The second day had two technical sessions. ‘Media Literacy through Film and Literature’ was the theme of the first session and it was chaired by Prof. Rajan Rai, HoD, Faulty of Law, SGT University and co-chaired by Prof. Sushil Sharma. ‘Challenges of Media Literacy and Journalism’ was the theme of the second session of the final day and Mr M K Nair chaired the session.