October 20, 2017

Journalists should be Professional Truth Tellers: Shashi Shekhar



cuDharamsala (Arvind Sharma )

“Journalists should work like professional truth tellers. Whether they  work with corporate houses or with autonomous institutions, doesn’t matter. Every society needs some people who can tell the truth”,said  Shashi Shekhar, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Media Ventures. He said that truth should be the only ingredient of any news, whether it is for print or electronic media. He said,”A journalist is always known for his credibility and the responsibility given to him in any organization. It is credibility that keeps the media organisation sustain in the field.”

Shashi was  interacting with journalists, media educators of Himachal Pradesh and the students of Central University of Himachal Pradesh during a one-day workshop on ‘Development Reporting: The Changing Paradigms’ in Shahpur Dharamshala on Teusday. This workshop was organized by the School of Journalism, Mass Communication and New Media of the Central University of Himachal.

While answering the queries of the students of journalism, he told that technology has changed the way journalism is practiced. This is an age of mobile communication. So, the students who are in media studies have to think about mobile as media of the future.

Presiding over the workshop, Prof. Yoginder S. Verma, Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Himachal Pradesh emphasized the need to develop an interface between the University and the society.

Dr. Rabindranath, Dean, School of Journalism, Mass Communication and New Media, Dr. Roshan Lal Sharma, Dean, School of Humanities & Languages, Dr. O.S.K.S. Sastri, Dean, School of Physical & Material Sciences, Dr. Sanjeev Gupta, Dean, School of Business & Management Studies, faculty members of the university, journalists and media educators from across the state were present in the function.

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