‘Digital Journalism’ workshop focuses on possibilities

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Guwahati, March 6: The pioneer of digital news media in the Northeast region, TIME8 has organized a series of workshops on ‘digital journalism’ for the young and aspiring journalist from across Assam.

The two-day workshop was conducted on March 4 and March 5, 2021, in the premises of Royal Global University in Guwahati, which was powered by Oil India Limited.

The workshop saw a series of panelists who addressed the participants in a total of four sessions in two days.

On the first day of the workshop, the first session was headed by editor-in-chief of TIME8 Paragmoni Aditya, who focused on practical digital journalism.

When asked about the workshop, the editor-in-chief said, “Today we have organized this workshop on ‘digital journalism’ with help from Oil India Limited and Royal Global University. Aspiring journalists from across the state along with students from the mass communication and journalism department have participated in our workshop.”

“People have come to learn about digital journalism and how it functions. We have called guests from Facebook, Google and from the digital media to impart knowledge on the topic. I thank everyone who has participated in the event.”

On the second session of day-1, Editor of TIME8 Ritushmin Sharma and Executive Editor Jyotideep Baishya spoke on Breaking News and newsroom journalism.

Journalists from across the state participated in the workshop among which some are TIME8 correspondents from different districts and areas.

The participants also saw students from mass communication and journalism departments of various institutes including Royal Global School.

The vice-chancellor of RGU Professor Sanjay Pratap Singh, in an interaction with TIME said, “This is a very good initiative taken by TIME8 for the people who want to know about digital journalism. They have also invited the mass communication and journalism institutes so that students can learn from the workshop.”

Singh further said, “I think people will come to know more about digital media including its pros and cons and it will really help the participants here.”

On the second day of the workshop, the first session was conducted by the Faculty of RGU Dr Rahul Chanda, who gave an interpretation on online journalism vs print and electronic journalism.

Arif Sheikh, manager of Facebook, northeast and central India, interacted with the journalists and students on journalism and social media in the second session.

The session also witnessed a brief lecture on pros and cons of social media by head of communication and journalism department of Gauhati University Dr Ankuran Dutta.

Assistant professor of electronic media and radio from RGU, Florence Handique Rabha, said, “We are very happy and satisfied that TIME8 has organized such an informative workshop at our university.”

“Digital journalism is a contemporary form of journalism which is very useful for the aspiring journalist. This workshop would teach those rules, skills and every information regarding digital journalism,” Rabha added.

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