Speakers stressed upon capacity building of journalists in digital age
BARAMULLLA: In order sensitize the media persons about current unfolding challenges and importance of capacity building of journalists in digital age, Baramulla Working Journalist Association (BWJA) organized a one day ‘Media Workshop’ on Sunday at Dakbanglow Baramulla in which members of association from across the district participated.
The programme was conducted under the chairmanship of BWJA Haji Karamat Qayoom in which speakers deliberated upon various topics and themes.
Speaking on the occasion, Greater Kashmir Senior Correspondent North Kashmir highlighted the role of journalists in overall development of society and importance of capacity building through reading books and urged upon the participants to understand their responsibility towards society.
While hailing efforts of organizers, Vice president BWJA and senior broadcast journalist associated with Network 18 Sajad Hussian Pir highlighted importance of such workshops and script writing for TV news.
“Our script must attract the audience and our viewers so we should learn the script to make the content rich. Reporting objectively from the ground level is necessary for bringing holistic development in the society,” he added.
Guest Speaker Writer, media literate currently severing as Cluster Resource Person in Education Department Reyaz Ahmad Ganai highlighted the importance of digital media and its scope.
“It is high time for all media persons to get training of digital technology as it is imperative to learn and get knowledge about latest trends evolving in the digital age with social media ruling the roost,” he added.
In his presidential address President BWJA Zargar Gulzar said all persons associated with media should make an effort to realize their mandate.
He said that journalists must utilise the various tools at their disposal to highlight people’s issues in a unique and novel manner in order to bring them to the notice of concerned authorities. “Journalists should carry out their professional duties with utmost dedication and compliance to ethics and accountability,” he added.
While addressing the participants Chairman BWJA and senior journalist All India Radio’s Shaherbeen program Karamat Qayoom stressed upon the media persons to uphold the nobility this noble profession “We have many issues to cover as journalist. But when story has impact on a social life as whole it means lot and one feels satisfied with the job,” said the senior journalist Karamat Qayoom