Mangaluru July 18, 2017: Three weeks Journalism Course organised by Sandesha Foundation in Collaboration with Canara Communication Centre and Daijiworld Weekly was inaugurated by veteran writer Smt. Chandraka Nandavara on 17th July at Sandesha, Mangaluru.
In her inaugural address Smt. Chandrakala advised the would be journalists, to pay special attention while reporting any news and to avoid exaggeration and colouring to the report. She also enumerated how the reporting was done in the past, at present and how it should be done in the future. “It is not enough just to picture the lighting of the lamp in the whole programme and to forget the other important items” she opined.
Fr. Victor Vijay Lobo, the director of Sandesha welcomed the gathering and Fr. Richard D’Souza, the director of Canara Communication Centre compered the programme. Br. Victor Crasta, assistant director of Sandesha proposed the vote of thanks. Mr. Stany Bela, from Daijiworld Weekly and other invitees were present.
After the inaugural programme, a key note address was given by Mr. Manohar Prasad, the chief of news Bureau of Udayavani daily.
Sandesha has been organising Journalism course since 1990. This year there are 53 participants from different walks of life taking part in the said Journalism Course.
The primary objective of this course is to develop an awareness and appreciation among the public towards journalism, enabling them to think critically, creatively and independently about the present scenario of journalism. The course demonstrates an understanding of current media technologies and their capabilities, limitations and implications from multiple perspectives.
Classes are held daily on Monday to Friday from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Leading working journalists and eminent writers from the regional and national media would be the resource persons during the course. The course covers various aspects of journalism print, broadcast and web media. Participants will also have a chance to visit the Media house during the course. The participants will be awarded certificates during the valedictory function which will be held on 5th August at Sandesha at 3.30 p.m.