Interaction session with senior journalist Danish Manzoor

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Govt. College for Women, M.A. Road organised an interaction session with noted journalist, Danish Manzoor on May 15, 2023.
Danish works with premier international news magazine Newsweek as Editorial Director (Asia). An alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad and the Journalism Departments of Osmania and Kashmir University, he comes with a rich experience, working across different mediums
including print, broadcast and digital journalism.
The session was presided over by the Principal of the host college, Prof. (Dr.) Ruhi Jan Kanth. Besides the second and fourth semester students of Journalism and Mass Communication (Integrated and Honors batches), the event was also attended by Deans, HODs and faculty members from different departments. The session was moderated by HOD Journalism & Mass Communication, Dr. Suhail Ahmad.
During the interaction, Danish spoke extensively about different themes including Fake News, Media Literacy and intervention of Artificial Intelligence in media.
Referring to the dangers of fake news, he pointed out the increasing need for media literacy so that people are able to differentiate between authentic and false information. He also referred to the two main types of fake news viz., misinformation and disinformation, both of which have emerged as major challenges for media over the years.
Danish also referred to the ownership and revenue model of media and its implications on the content and treatment of the coverage.
“There are 6325 registered newspapers in India and the union government has earmarked 511 crores as advertising budget for these publications,” he said while referring to how government advertisements forms the main source of income for most media organizations.
Danish also spoke about the advancements in media technologies and the challenges posed to media organizations. He referred to the debate around the use of Artificial Intelligence and the possible changes it will bring at all levels of production and human resource management in news organizations. He suggested students to keep track of the emerging media trends and update the skills to match the industry needs. He referred to the role of media institutions and industry in improving the journalism curriculum to meet the international standards.

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