Delhi School Of Journalism Held Orientation Programme 2018-19
Delhi School of Journalism is also offering foreign Language specialization such as Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese and regional languages like Bangla, Tamil, Urdu, Sanskrit as language optional.
The orientation program for the second batch of the Five Year Integrated Program (FYIP) in Journalism at Delhi School of Journalism was held in University Sports Complex. Shri N.K. Singh – a veteran journalist and member of the Advisory Council of DSJ was the Chief Guest. Prof. J.P. Dubey, Honorary Director of Delhi School of Journalism welcomed the students and the Chief Guest. Dr. M.M. Yogi OSD of Delhi School of Journalism and faculty members were present.
Shri N.K. Singh delivered an interactive lecture on the ‘Role of Media in the Society’. Mr. Singh discussed that how the quality of collective conciseness can improve the literacy rate in our society and what is the role of media/reporter in improving it. He accentuated on the complicated issue of superstition in villages of India and how can media overcome these issues. He discussed in detail, the freedom of expression a necessary component for the upward mobility of the society. He referred to the problems in Bengal in 1943 when media was not so active and the impact was around two million people died in Bengal famine. The session ended up with a question-answer round where students put across their queries which were answered by Mr. Singh with a lot of patience and proficiency. Mr. Singh appreciated the inquisitions and zeal of the students.
In the second session, Ms. Devina Gupta a prominent business reporter of BBC interacted with the students. She focused on the impact of technology (particularly social media) in the contemporary media landscape. Later, Dr. M. M. Yogi introduced the course and the timetable to the first year students.
The latter part of the 2nd day of orientation was addressed by the professors of different regional and foreign languages to explain the importance of these languages in journalism/media.
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