Jalandhar, Oct 17, 2019: The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Apeejay College of Fine Arts (ACFA), Jalandhar, organised a Guest Lecture to make the students aware of the responsibilities of a Journalist.
Mr I.P. Singh, Assistant Editor of Times of India, was the key resource person for the same. Mr Singh expressed his views about how a Journalist should be. He put forth that curiosity is the primary quality which should be in a Journalist. He should analyse everything in detail about any incident before coming to any conclusion. A Journalist should be aware of its duties and responsibilities towards society.
College Principal, Dr Sucharita Sharma, expressed her views about this Guest Lecture and said that in today's era, society is mostly influenced by media. So, it becomes a moral responsibility of a Journalist to lead society in the right direction by presenting the news & stories in a genuine manner and not just cook up stories to grasp attention. She added that for students of Journalism, such interactions (with people who are working in the field) will be quite beneficial for them.
Dr Sharma appreciated the efforts of the teachers, Ms Navneet Pal Kaur & Ms Nayala Arora, from the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and also inspired them to keep organising such activities in the future as well.