Haryana :- On 31st January, the Journalism and Mass Communication Department at the Central University of Haryana (CUH), Mahendergarh, in collaboration with the Centre for Media Studies, New Delhi, and supported by the Australian High Commission, successfully concluded a two-day workshop on "Media Students Capacity Building on Low Carbon Sustainable Development." Prof. Suneel Kumar, Registrar of the University presided over the ceremony, acknowledging “the commitment and dedication of the students during the workshop”. He hoped for the students that “they will play their role in favour of humankind by working on climate change mitigation”.
Mr. SushantSaxena, a climate change communication expert, delivered a thought-provoking presentation during which he highlighted the correlation between temperature rise and the moisture-carrying capacity of the atmosphere. Mr. Saxena emphasized that “for every degree increase in atmospheric temperature, the moisture-carrying capacity increases by 7%”. He provided journalism students with valuable insights into the tools and techniques necessary for effective climate change reporting.Mr. Saxena also cautioned students about the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in journalism, advising them “not to let AI use them”. He shared various sources, including X handles, websites, and dictionaries, to aid aspiring journalists in reporting on climate change and related aspects.
Dr. Ashok Kumar, Head of the Department, showed his thankfulness to the guests, MsAnnuAnand, MsVernica Prakash, and MrNishantSaxena for their contribution to the completion of session. He also pointed out the problems that journalists encounter when communicating science topic including climate change to wider audience. Additionally, he addressed the challenges journalists often face when communicating scientific topics, particularly climate change, to a wider audience. The event came to end with field visit to the biomass gas plant in the village of Khurwata. This practical experience allowed students to witness firsthand production and utilization of biomass gas and its potential benefits on mitigating climate change. The visit was a real-world perspective on the benefits of sustainable energy practices and further enriched the students' understanding of the workshop's central theme.
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