The 7th edition of Lumos, the annual photography exhibition of Kristu Jayanti College, was held on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Lumos is a platform for the budding photographers of the college to display their talents and gain valuable feedback. The exhibition featured around 400 pictures from numerous talented photographers from the college.
The various themes on display were wildlife, street, travel, fashion and other socially relevant themes. The budding photographers of the college were thrilled at the opportunity to showcase their pictures.
The department of Mass communication and Journalism organized a rural exposure program for the first and second year postgraduate students on 27 February 2018. Students visited byalahalli, a village located at Kolar District.
The day began with a formal session with the teachers and the students in the government school. Drawing, craft and sports competitions were conducted for the students in the school. Journalism students made all possible ways to create awareness on various safety tips and conducted sessions on spoken English and ethical values.
In the afternoon students were split into various groups and went to each house in the village and conducted a media exposure survey. The program ended with a valedictory session at 4.00 Pm in the school and Prof. Juby Thomas distributed prizes to the school children.
The students of MA Mass Communication and Journalism, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore had the privilege for an interaction with Ms. Nileena Atholi, the Ramnath Goenka Award winner on 23 February 2018. Ms. Nileena is currently working as the Sub editor with Mathrubhumi. Her interaction was on various topics ranging from the challenges she faced while covering a series on the plight of transgender to working for the deprived in the society.
Ms. Nileena gave the students insights on how to approach people especially the neglected, the human consideration that one needs to hold as a media person, the profound research that becomes vital for publishing articles and many more.
Her composed and dignified demeanor added with courage surely sets an inspiration for the upcoming journalists and for the media persons. She urged the students to be more cautious on using certain terms that socially define a particular person, gender or a community.
Department of Journalism and Mass communication organized a one day national conference on Contemporary Discourses: Media, Gender and Culture was organized by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication on February 16, 2018. Miss Dhanya Rajendra, Managing Editor of The News Minute was the Chief Guest. She spoke about the changing role of women in media. “Although there is an increase in the number of women journalists, what we need are more women in decisive roles within media organizations. Journalists should be hired on the basis of the skill in gathering and reporting the truth rather than because of their gender”, said Miss Rajendra.
Dr. Akkai Padmashali, Guest of Honour, leading Transgender Social Activist and Founder, Ondende opened up a broader outlook towards the field of Journalism and said, “Journalism is not just about the stories you cover, it is about the issues that you stand for and its overall impact. The time has come to speak the Journalism and Politics of love, acceptance and development”. The conference further had elaborative and profound talks given by the technical session speakers.
The staff and students of department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kristu Jayanti College would like to congratulate our alumna MS. Sreeja MS (BA JPsEng 2009-12) for winning the ENBA (Exchange4Media News Broadcasting Awards) for Reporting category.
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication organized a guest lecture as part of the international lecture series on “The Weaponization and Victimization of the media” on February 12, 2018. Dr. Stefanie Pukallus, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield, UK, was the speaker of the day.
The session dealt with various aspects of global media covering the recent trends like partisan reporting, fake news, hate speech, political agenda that turns down the ethical belief in journalism all over the world. The cornerstone of Dr. Stephanie’s lecture was letting know the students as how media acts as a weapon and victim at the same time.
The young future journalists were left with an unavoidable question quoted by her “Do you publish or don’t you?” the answer lies with you!
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication organised one-day Faculty Development Programme on ‘Research in Media and Communication’ for Journalism faculty members on January 16, 2018. Prof K V Nagaraj, Former Vice-Chancellor, Assam Central University was the resource person. He addressed the importance of quality media research, publishing research scholar papers in International quality journals, research language and enhancing reputation as a researcher. The session focused on different formats of qualitative and quantitative research.