Naveed Iqbal of Indian Express shares valuable inputs on ‘Excelling in Print Journalism’

Principal, Prof. (Dr.) Yasmeen Ashai felicitating Guest Speaker,  Ms. Naveed Iqbal.

Ms. Naveed Iqbal of The Indian Express sharing valuable tips with students.










Principal, Prof. (Dr.) Yasmeen Ashai  asks students to learn from experiences of seasoned journalists


Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Govt. College for Women, M.A. Road, Srinagar held an interaction session with Ms. Naveed Iqbal, Principal Correspondent, The Indian Express on July 15, 2019.

In the session titled ‘Excelling in Print Journalism’, Ms. Naveed shared her experiences of working on important reporting beats including politics and education for The Indian Express in Delhi and later in J&K. She shared valuable tips with the students to excel in reporting. She called on the students to ensure accuracy and fairness in their news reports through proper attribution and verification of information. Ms. Naveed spoke extensively about the opportunities and challenges in print media.

Naveed started her journalistic career with Delhi office of the Indian Express in 2011. Naveed covered politics, education, urbanisation and civic issues in Delhi- NCR region. She was deputed to Srinagar bureau some 2 years back and she has been covering politics and the armed conflict in the valley.

Speaking on the occasion, Principal, Prof. (Dr.) Yasmeen Ashai said Naveed has been the pass-out of the college and she has made the institution proud with her work. “Naveed was an excellent debater as a student. She won several prizes and trophies for the college in different competitions. Naveed would actively participate in various co-curricular activities at the campus. Now as a professional reporter also, she is doing a very impressive work,” Prof. Ashai said.

Prof. Ashai said such interaction sessions provide opportunity to the students to learn from the experiences of seasoned journalists. She called on the students to make newspaper/magazine/book reading a habit to enhance their understanding of the world affairs, improve their vocabulary and writing skills.

Students of all four semesters currently enrolled at the department attended the session. Ms. Naveed answered the queries of the students in an engrossing and productive interaction session.

Earlier, Head, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Dr. Suhail Ahmad briefed the audience about the work and experience of the guest speaker. He said the department has been holding regular interactions with working journalists to acquaint students with important tips of the profession and motivate them to work earnestly in pursuit of a successful career.

Dr. Suhail thanked Principal, Prof. Yasmeen Ashai for encouraging the department to engage in co-curricular and extension activists.

The session concluded with formal Vote of Thanks by Prof. Hajira Bano. Prof. Mudabbir Ahmad handled the logistical part of the event.