The Indian Express Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta tells 21 graduating students to be careful with facts,not make mistake of thinking one is a journalist because one has a mobile phone.
Journalists must be trained to report stories on multiple platforms through the day since people today are consuming news on the go,said Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group Shobhana Bhartia — chief guest at the convocation of the Express Institute of Media Studies today.
Twenty one bright young things have completed the course this year,the fourth batch since 2009. This year,student Shikha Sharma topped the class for outstanding performance in all areas of the course. There was a tie between Aleesha Matharu and Manan Rathore for the best all-round student,while the Deans prize went to Shishir Tripathi for his qualities of leadership,his strong work ethic and high level of commitment.
Everybody in India who has a mobile phone thinks he is a journalist,Shekhar Gupta,Editor-in-chief The Indian Express
— The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) May 29,2013
Express Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta warned young students that Google and hidden cameras are tools but not shortcuts to journalism. Everybody in India with a mobile phone thinks he is a journalist... Be careful with facts, he told the outgoing batch. The editor exuded confidence that journalism was coming back to India.
Dean of Studies Shailaja Bajpai has the blueprint set out. We want to make EXIMS into a solid school for journalism and it is time to scale up the model we have, she said,adding,We will put more emphasis on web journalism. It is the future.
Director,Exims,N P Singh said the institute is thinking of branching out into short-term courses for those who do not want a full year in journalism studies.
If you have a nose for news,a penchant for long hours,visit the EXIMS site at iexp.in/HHS19823.