Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, Maulana Azad National Urdu University organized 3 day Workshop “Usages of Social Media Tools for Future Media” from 5th to 7th March, 2019.
Social Media tools are nothing short of a boon to the whole concept of news creation & dissemination but at the same time it demands a word of caution by the user. Experts of Mass Communication & Journalism expressed the view in the inaugural.
Eminent Broadcast Journalist, Mr. Satish Jacob formerly with BBC, lamented the present state of affairs of Media in India, which according to him has nose dived in recent times, after setting high bench marks in pre & post independence era. He told the future journalists to uphold the truth and not to twist the facts.
Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice-Chancellor in his presidential address described social media as a combination of various dreams. It provides camera and all related technologies at finger tips, but it’s usage demands restrain & self control, abhor hate mangling comments, he advised.
Mr. Pankaj Pachori, Senior Journalist & Editor GO News expressed dismay over the state of present media but instead of mere crying foul, we need to rectify the fault, he suggested.
Senior Urdu journalist, Mr. Syed Vicaruddin, Editor-in-Chief, Urdu Daily Rehnuma-e-Deccan, Hyderabad was felicitated in absentia for his outstanding services towards Urdu Journalism.
Audio Visual news stories by students of MCJ were also screened & appreciated.
Prof. Ehtesham Ahmad Khan, Head of Department & Dean spoke about the aims & objectives of Workshop.