Webinar on journalism in J & K and challenges of covid-19

By Aditi Rathi

Jammu : Amid  covid-19 lockdown restrictions, the media cell of the Central University of Jammu on Tuesday organised a webinar on the topic Journalism in J & K and challenges of covid-19.

In its attempt to impart excellence among students and society, the media cell of Central University Jammu organised the 3 hour long marathon Webinar which was first of its kind involving over 40 people including prominent journalists from Jammu and Kashmir officials of union information department students and scholars from Jammu and Kashmir and other states.

The webinar was chaired by Professor Ashok Aima ,Vice chancellor, Central University of Jammu and the welcome address was given by Professor Govind Singh head of the department of of mass communication and new media CUJ.

Discussion on various issues including journalism in in Jammu and Kashmir opportunities and challenges, Covid-19 pandemic and prices of fake news circulation, Covid-19 pandemic vs Infodemic, crisis of free voice in Jammu and Kashmir Information dependency : Public service broadcasting vs private information sources in Jammu and Kashmir, lack of stress to address regional issues development issues in Jammu and Kashmir media, vulnerability of safety measures as well as job security for the media persons and Covid-19 pandemic.

The webinar also discussed the urgent need to create one capacity-building media centre, where in budding journalist would be trained by eminent journalists to handle new information platforms to curve the the fake news pandemic.

The senior journalists who participated in the webinar include editor Dainik Jagran Pradip Dutta, senior editor Times now Sanjit khajuria ,Ex director DD news Ashwani Kumar , Ex bureau chief Aaj Tak and many more prominent journalists