PRLog - May 3, 2011 - PILANI, India -- It is in this context that the theme chosen for 2011 World Press Freedom Day on May 3 is "21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers." Press freedom is considered to be a cornerstone of human rights and a guarantee of other freedoms. No one may be able to change the latitude and longitude of a place but media can definitely change the altitude of the place. With potential to make fact as fiction and fiction as fact, media is indeed the most powerful entity on earth as they control the minds of the masses.
World Press Freedom Day Shridhar University Pilani
World Press Freedom Day – WPFD was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1991 as a day "to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession."
Traditional media has always focused much on urban news coverage. Any news coverage of suburban and rural events by traditional media in India today has worked on by and large pre-arranged procedures only. Further, today in journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right. In this age where old news is cold news, priority is to get it first rather than get it right.
Online journalism is rapidly becoming a milestone in the media industry taking news from anywhere to everywhere and from anyone to everyone. Online journalism, or e-journalism, or cyber news, is journalism practiced online. While traditional media is linear, online journalism takes a non-linear approach to news. The Internet, web logs, search engines, and RSS feeds are the new tools of Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR). Free press releases distribution services built on the principles of SEO - Search Engine Optimization have added an exciting dimension to online journalism and press freedom.
Today, the happenings at Shridhar University Pilani Rajasthan India which include celebrations of Intramural Sports, World Health Day, Entrepreneurship Day, Earth Day, Environment Day, Youth Day etc reach everywhere across the globe from Australia to America as well as Arctic to the Antarctic in no time thanks to the Free Press Release Services offered by agencies such as PRLog http://www.prlog.org/
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About Shridhar University: An initiative of the Sarvhit Trust, Shridhar University Pilani has been established under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 incorporated by Government of Rajasthan vide Ordinance No. 3 of 2009 and the same ratified by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly vide Act No. 4 of 2010 as The SHRIDHAR UNIVERSITY ACT BIGODNA, JHUNJHUNU. Further, Vide letter F.No 8-3/2010(CPP-