Senior GK Editor interacts with students
Srinagar, Nov 15: Department of Convergent Journalism (DCJ), Central University of Kashmir conducted a one-day workshop on ‘Newspaper organization: Hierarchy and roles’. Senior Editor, Greater Kashmir, Arshad Hussain Kaloo was the Resource Person for the workshop.
During the workshop, Arshad delved on various topics including structure of news organizations, role of editors and ethical dillemas facing the journalists.
He highlighted the practical constraints experienced by the editors and newspaper management.
Arshad also talked about the changes in the media industry with particular reference to the emergence of online medium.
He said there are ample opportunities available for the journalism students “if only they persevere and prove their mettle”.
“In the media field there is a lot of scope to shine but it needs patience and lots of hard work,” Arshad said.
He also touched the nuances of newsgathering and editing like the need for proper verification before publication of a news report, partiularly the contentious ones.
Arshad also shared personal experiences to illustrate the job of news editors and the pressures faced by them on day-to-day basis.
Speaking on the occasion, Coordinator of DCJ, Asif Khan emphasised on the need for academic-industry liason. “To supplement the classroom learning, it is important that the students get the feel of the field,” he said.
Asif said the department intends to conduct more such activities in future including field visits to news organizations, interaction with senior journalists, photojournaists and other professionals.
Coordinator DCJ said the Central University of Kashmir plans to have MoUs with various print and broadcast organizations to stregthen the academic-industry ties.
Assistant Professor, Dr John K Babu talked about the dearth of job opportunities in local media and stressed on the need for having more employment avenues for the journalism students.
The workshop ended with vote of thanks by Suhail Ahmad, faculty at the department.