Ayushi Bisht|Nov 26, 2023
Jamia’s AJK MCRC organises talk on ‘Journalism: Challenges and Emerging Trends’
Jamia Millia Islamia pro-vice chancellor Eqbal Hussian stated that the media is the fourth pillar of democracy.
NEW DELHI: The AJK Mass Communication Research Centre (AJK MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) organised a talk on ‘Journalism: Challenges and Emerging Trends’ for its students at the FTK CIT conference hall today.
The Talk was delivered by chief guest Anant Goenka, executive director of The Indian Express Group; Eqbal Hussain, pro vice chancellor and Mini S Thomas, dean, faculty of engineering, JMI, among others attended the event.
M Kasim, honorary director of AJK MCRC welcomed the guests, faculty, and students. Eqbal Hussian, the pro-vice chancellor of JMI, spoke on the role of the media as the fourth pillar of democracy.
Mini S Thomas highlighted the need for facilitating multi-disciplinary research and academic exchange between AJK MCRC and Departments of Faculty of Engineering to boost knowledge creation and self-development of students.
The Chief Guest Goenka spoke about vital challenges such as polarised media, news avoidance, objectivity in reportage, media-politics nexus, and suppression of dissent, plaguing Indian media and also highlighted emerging trends such as artificial intelligence, subscribe-based revenue model, the spread of digital media that are gaining currency in the Indian media landscape.
The talk was attended by faculty members and students of AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia. The university stated that the event was an interactive session with an engaging discussion on the state of media in contemporary India. The programme concluded with professor Tarjit delivering the vote of thanks.
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