The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Kristu Jayanti College organised a five-day FDP programme for media academicians from May 12-16, 2020. The programme was designed to provide insight and train teachers about the trends in media education and media profession.

The five-day session included five experts detailing various aspects of media education today. Shri. Rajesh Padmar, social activities spoke about Social Media and ethics on the first day. He also discussed various tools to verify and counter misleading information on social media platforms.

The following sessions were led by Ms Anita Ratnam, ED, Samvada focused on understanding classroom and youthhood. Her talk focused on various means to engage youth and the necessity to be empathetic towards them. Dr Anil Pinto, Registrar, Christ (Deemed to be) University spoke about ‘Research as the social responsibility of media academicians. His session focused on different challenges in media research. A session on effective curriculum development for media Studies was taken by Dr Mercy Pushpalatha, Former Principal, Lady Doak College. The concluding session was taken by Fr Stanley, President of SIGNIS, India, where he narrated the journey of television debates in India and explained in detail the function of an Indian TV Newsroom debate and its pros and cons.

The five-day online FDP had more than 200 participants from different parts of the country. The programme enriched and updated media academicians and Scholars about trends and changes in the media field and journalism education.

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