CUK’s journalism deptt holds guest lectures
Srinagar, Dec 6: The Department of Convergent Journalism, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) organized guest lectures on ‘Role of Archives, Recordkeeping in Journalism’ and ‘Importance of Visual Language and Cartoony in Journalism’ here.
The lectures were delivered by Idrees Kanth, a Kashmir-based research scholar on South Asian History in Leiden University, Netherlands, and Malik Sajad, noted cartoonist working with English Daily, Greater Kashmir.
During his lecture, Idress Kanth highlighted the importance of archives in the present times. He stressed on the role of journalist in recording the history. “The role of journalist is very important as they record everyday history in newspapers which then is readily used by various researchers, students and historians for reference purpose”, said Idrees.
Cartoonist Malik Sajad, in his lecture focused on the importance of visual language and cartoons and the challenges faced by the artists in the Valley. While sharing his personal experience, he related the difficulties he faced during his career and also enlightened students about the emergence of art of graphic novels.
The lectures were organized by Assistant Professor, Mr. Asif Khan. While thanking the guests, Mr. Asif Khan said there was a need to understand the importance and contributions of historians and artists in Kashmir society. He added that Kashmiris have to inculcate a sense of appreciation and acknowledgement towards such people whom we otherwise overlook.