On 20th February 2019, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Faculty of Professional Studies, Rama University organized a 40 minutes interactive panel discussion on the recent Pulwama attack. The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication provides the facility to the students of in Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC, MJMC & PGDJMC) to learn ground realities of journalism by producing news program in studio because class teaching provides theoretical knowledge to the students while reporting and covering event sense can be developed by gathering, producing and reporting like television news, event, debate etc. Students can learn the “nuts-and-bolts” through deadline exercises and spot assignments, but they can also develop a deeper sense of research insights about the system of news production and its structural contours.
The objective of this interactive discussion was to facilitate the newsroom environment to the journalism students and to impart technical knowledge about television program production to the students. The panel discussion organized at the studio of Journalism and Mass Communication department and was centered on the Pulwama attack. The objective of this interactive panel discussion program was to impart knowledge about diplomacy and Indian foreign policies, and national policies in fighting against terrorism especially in Jammu & Kashmir and explained complexity of article 370 which is intertwined in the Indian constitution. The panelists of the discussion were Dr. Santosh Kumar Gautam, the Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Mr. Rahul Singh, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Juridical Sciences.They talked about all the aspects of the terrorist attacks and its implications and touched upon the key concerns of every citizen. They also discussed the politicization of this terrorist attack and anger, agitation and current scenario prevailing in the country. The event was hosted by Mr. Manav Verma, BJMC II year Student. It was an interactive session, where the anchor and also the audience had a chance to ask questions to our esteemed speakers and gained clarity on the subject.
The event was a great success and it could not have been possible without the combined efforts of the students and faculty members. Ajit Rai, BJMC IInd year student worked as a program producer and arranged all necessary equipments, items, and manpower for producing the program. Abhay Singh, Nishant Pal students of MJMC 1st year scripted panel discussion program. The entire discussion was shot and edited by BJMC second-year students, guided by Mr. Deepak Kumar, the studio technical assistant. Ms. Nitika Ambastha and Mrs. Pragya Tiwari, faculty of Mass Communication and Journalism department also assisted and guided the team.