CUK’s Convergent Journalism deptt holds workshop
Srinagar, Oct 18: Department of Convergent Journalism, Central University of Kashmir, organized a one-day workshop on “News Channel Operations” for the students of third semester here on Saturday.
Senior journalist, Mr. Zaffar Iqbal was the resource person for the workshop. The topics discussed included electronic news gathering (ENG), writing pitches, Piece to Camera, voxes, modulation, TV writing, OB operations, feedback, product control room, input and output desks.
Currently working with NDTV for its Srinagar bureau, Mr. Iqbal has a rich and diverse experience in print and electronic media. He is the recipient of several awards including the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award for excellence in journalism. During the workshop, he shared his relevant field experiences with the students.
DCJ Coordinator, Mr. Asif Khan said the department intends to conduct more such workshops in future. “These exercises bridge the gap between classroom ambient and industry experience,” he said while referring to the workshop. “The importance of broadcast media in the contemporary times can be gauged from the fact that in the recent floods when print media was inaccessible and the internet connectivity was severely affected, TV news channels served as the source of information for the people,” said Mr. Khan, who teaches Audio-Visual production at the department.
Cinematographer, Muhammad Younis Zargar provided technical support to the resource person. The students received participation certificates at the end of the workshop.