Journalism a serious genre – PR Minister Dr. Mishra

Rs 1.5 lakh incentive to outstanding students

msishra17.5.17Bhopal, May 17, 2017 (Ataullah Faizan):  Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Works Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra said that today like other changes, the journalism scenario has also changed much. Society has a lot of expectations from the young journalists. TV Journalism has also changed the working style of journalists to a great extent. Many times due to this, facts and reality are ignored. Journalism is not a game instead it is a serious genre and the efforts being made to maintain its glory are commendable. Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra said that from the coming year, talented students of the Journalism University will be awarded with Rs 1.5 lakhs. Awards worth Rs 25,000 each will be given to the students under 6 categories. Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra was today addressing the gathering at Pratibha-2017, annual festival of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National Journalism and Communication University at Samanvay Bhavan. Dr. Mishra said that any news that creates confusion, is false and instills fear in the readers, audience and viewers is not justified. Similarly several times it happens that the programme host gets into the role of a judge during discussion on current topics on TV.

This is no way creditable and raises questions on the standard of the programme. The Public Relations Minister said that discussion on any serious topic in the Lok Sabha or Vidhan Sabha does not get as much media coverage as the mention of any member’s unparliamentary behavior does. Minister Dr. Mishra expressed the hope that the Journalism University will support the development of healthy journalism. The Public Relations Minister congratulated the students of the University for winning awards in competitions like writing, cartoon making, poster and collage making apart from sports and cultural activities.

He gave away awards to the students. Actor Mr. Rajiv Verma said during the programme that today cultural reporting is also far from criticism. Society has a lot of expectations from young journalists. Chancellor Professor Brijkishore Kuthiyala and Rector Mr. Lajpat Ahuja were present during the programme. Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra was felicitated on the occasion. Students gave song and dance performances.

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