What's new in New Media? Check out in Bangalore Univ seminar

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Bangalore, Mar 18: With the increasing power and strong actions taken by media, it has really become the fourth pillar in India. Now, Indian students are no more confined only with engineering, medical and teaching in their career choice planning. Journalism is also cited as an interesting and promising field for students.

But well-known journalist and editorial advisor in New Indian Express Padmabhushan TJS Geroge holds some different views when it comes to teaching journalism. While speaking in a conference in Bangalore University, TJS George commented, "Non-journalists teaching journalism is like learning swimming without getting into water and not having wet clothes as a result."

He was speaking on how the teachers need to have a grasp on the real-time scenarios that journalists face on a day-to-day basis, in order to be better sensitive on the challenges they encounter.

While the vice chancellor of Bangalore University N Prabhu Dev opined that in present days, "media is adrift in a sea of falling values," TJS George suggested, "only aptitude and interest can help journalism."

The department of Communication of Bangalore University has organised a two-day UGC-SAP sponsored national conference on new media. The seminar, starting today (Friday, Mar 18) will be addressing the needs of journalism in today's world and how the new media, mainly internet has impacted the whole communication world.

Many well-known people from different media organisations will address the seminar where they will share their real life journalism experience with the students.

Vice president of Zee TV Gautham Machaiah and one of the first early players in Indian internet space BG Mahesh were among speakers who shared their experiences with aspiring media students. The seminar also held the discussion on how the new media has affected the other traditional media like Print and Television.

Despite completing almost 20 years, Internet is still in its infancy and still to attain its star potential in India. Mr BG Mahesh, the CEO of Oneindia has explained the circumstances in which Internet started its journey in the country. He also gave an idea that how with the pace of time, the medium has gained power and it bringing about radical changes in India, especially in the communication world.

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