Sunday, December 22, 2013

Quality media education for quality information'

Speakers at a programme in Kathmandu have stressed on the need for quality media education for quality information.

Speaking at a deliberative seminar on 'Information for the nation building: quality media education for quality information' organised by Kantipur City College (KCC) on the occasion of MAMCJ programme's 10th anniversary on Saturday, they said media education is more relevant at present as the media entrepreneurship and news media are expanding day by day.

On the occasion, panel discussions were conducted on three different topics- Relevancy of media education for media entrepreneurship and media houses: needs for nation, Role of media-disseminated information in institutionalising changes and Information for nation-building: Role of mass communication and journalism graduates.

Discussants in the panels were Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) chairman Shiva Gaule, chairman of Kamana Prakashan Samuha Pushkar Lal Shrestha, Media Academy chairman Ghama Raj Luitel, Nepal Press Institute (NPI) director Chiranjibi Khanal,  Sancharika Samuha president Babita Basnet,  chief editor of RSS Shreeram Singh Basnet and Journalism department chief of RR College Prabal Raj Pokhrel among other.

On the occasion, vice chancellor of Purbanchal University Prof. Dr. Maheshwor Man Shrestha awarded mass communication graduates Sachi Ghimire, Bigyan Sharma, Umakanta Bhurtel, Prabhakar Ghimire and Geeta Neupane with  MAMCJ toppers award.

Similarly, KCC Schools of Humanities and Social Science chair Rama Krishna Regmi was also felicitated.

Meanwhile, KCC has announced journalism award to be given to the two working journalists comprising a purse of Rs. 25,000 cash each from this year. The journalists will be selected by an independent panel based on certain criteria, said principal Pralhad Karki.

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