Shahana Butt of Press TV on what it takes to excel in broadcast journalism

Principal, Prof. (Dr.) Yasmeen Ashai felicitates Ms. Shahana Butt.

Ms. Shahana Butt shares valuable reporting tips with students.








Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Govt. College for Women, M.A. Road, Srinagar hosted Ms. Shahana Butt, Producer/Correspondent with Press TV International, for an interaction session on ‘Excelling in broadcast Journalism’ on July 15, 2019.

Shahana shared experiences from her journalistic career to highlight the things one should bear in mind to excel as a broadcast journalist.  She called on the students to cultivate the habit of reading and hone the skill of writing. Shahana referred to the importance of language proficiency in terms of grammar, vocabulary and even pronunciation.

She acknowledged the work of the students from the department who have contributed to the latest issue of her news magazine The Indus Post. Shahana offered help to students interested in print or broadcast journalism.

Speaking on the occasion, Principal, Prof. (Dr.) Yasmeen Ashai said: “It’s really heartening to see the alumni of the college excel in different fields of life. Shahana was a bright student and she went on to make a mark in the field of journalism. She serves as a shining example for students to emulate.”

Prof. Ashai reiterated the need for punctuality and discipline among students for a productive stint at the college.

Shahana has been working as correspondent/producer for the Tehran-based international news channel Press TV since 2008. Her reportage has been widely appreciated. She has also started her own venture The Indus Post magazine with some students from the journalism department as active content contributors.

Earlier, Head, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Dr. Suhail Ahmad said: “Such interactions go a long way in motivating students to take up active journalism as a career option. Besides, internship has been made an integral part of the journalism course at the college as it offers hands-on training to students.”

The sessions concluded with formal Vote of Thanks by Prof. Hajira Bano. Senior college faculty- Prof. Yasmeen Farooq and Prof. Mehnaz Sheikh- were present on the occasion.