Uri attacks as a case study discussed in International Journalism Workshop

Most recent happening in the borders termed as Uri attacks which had the made the Indo-Pak relations bitter in taste was discussed as a case study of news reporting. Students opined that economy would be adversely effected
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KOLKATA, India - Oct. 3, 2016 - PRLog -- This was the flavor of the season before the Pujas at The Heritage Academy- Department of Media Sciences, Kolkata. The Institute in collaboration with Talk 360 and India Blooms News Services (IBNS) organized a International Workshop on "Journalism" in context with the recent trends and happenings in the country on 2ndOctober 2016 at The Heritage campus. The Heritage Academy had started its two new courses in Bachelor and Masters in the Media Sciences this year to offer not only practical knowledge to the students aspiring to make a career in the media sector but also regular interactions with the top journalists and media honchos as a value addition to the practical knowledge.

The workshop witnessed participation of various students studying journalism in different colleges across Kolkata along with faculty members who had an urge to upgrade their knowledge with the modern techniques of journalism.  Mr. Sujoy Dhar, Group Editor, IBNS, Ms. Jayalakshmi Sengupta, Editor, Niyogi Books and Consulting Editor, IBNS, Mr. Pradip Bagchi, Senior Editor, TOI, New Delhi and Ms. Laura Ungar, Senior American Journalist, USA Today, Washington addressed the workshop as speakers sharing their expertise. Most recent happening in the borders termed as Uri attacks  which had the made the Indo-Pak relations bitter in taste was discussed as a case study of news reporting The students were in the opinion that such attacks will result in a sharp fall in the economic growth of both the countries thus effecting adversely the common man. Examples of follow-up stories in the same line with the Uri attacks were discussed like the effect of such attack on the film industry, economic growth, sensex and many more. The workshop also stressed on the art of crafting a new story with the taste of latest innovations in the field of journalism. Use of social media like you tube and other social networks can be actively used to make the stories live and interesting.

Apart from these, television journalism, blogging, digital media and search engine optimization techniques were also touched upon. Ms. Ritusmita Biswas, CEO of Digital Brands also interacted with the students about social media marketing and branding. "The workshop is an eye-opener for the students who aspire to make a career in journalism", said Dr. Madhupa Bakshi, Dean, Department of Media Sciences, The Heritage Academy Kolkata. "Kalyan Bharti Trust had taken a leap in offering quality education by introducing two new courses in Media Sciences under the aegis of The Heritage Academy. Media sector is growing at a fast pace and many more colleges should come up in the country to cater to the demand for training the students to get prepared to face the challenges in the world of media," said Mr. Pradip Agarwal, CEO, Kalyan Bharti Trust, the parent body behind the establishment of Heritage Group of Institutions Kolkata.

"We have been organizing these workshops since many years and our motive is to give a practical insight to the students of journalism," said Mr. Sujoy Dhar, Group Editor, IBNS. "We got a great exposure and such exposure helps us to understand better the world of media in a nutshell," said one of the participants in the workshop. More than 100 students and faculty members attended this workshop.


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