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Mangaluru July 25th, 2017 (SIGNIS India). A three-week 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, India.
In her inaugural address Smt. Chandrakala advised the future journalists, to pay special attention while reporting any news and to avoid exaggeration and coloring to the report. She also enumerated how the reporting was done in the past, now 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.
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, 53 participants from different walks of life are taking part in the 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.
Leading working journalists and eminent writers from the regional and national media will 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.