Students of Department of Journalism participated in Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) show-” SAROKAR” on 28th January, 2017. The show was hosted by eminent Journalist Mrs. Amrita Rai. During the one hour show the students interacted with the speakers and participated in the debate through open questions on Goan Politics, Medium of Instruction, transport, water supply, development, unemployment and corruption to the representative of BJP, Congress, AAP and Bhartiya Basha Suraksha Manch.
The show will be broadcasted on RSTV on 29th Janaury, 2017 at 8. p.m. and a repeat telecast will be on 30th Janaury, 2017 at 2. p.m
On the occasion of Decennial year celebration of The Department of Journalism, St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa-Goa, the department organized a national level symposium “Issues & Challenges in Media Today” on 14th December, 2016 at the college seminar Hall. The Chief guest and Key note speaker at the symposium was Mr. Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director, New Indian Express. Ms. Alka Dhupkar, Assistant Editor, Mumbai Mirror, Mr. Sahil Joshi, Senior Editor, TV Today Network, Mr. Raju Nayak, Editor of Dainik Lokmat, Mr. Pramod Acharya , Editor of Prudent Media, Mr. Derek Almeida, Editor of The Goan on Everyday, and Mr. Shashwat Gupta Ray, Editor of The Gomantak Times were among the speakers at the symposium.
On the occasion of Decennial year celebration, the department also felicitated the media organization for their valuable support for providing internship for students and organizing field visits. Visiting faculty Mr. Rozario Esteibeiro, PhotoJournalist, Ms, Vaishali Laal, and Ms. Vailarose Fernandes was also felicitated on the occasion.
Keeping practical education at its fore, the departments of Journalism and Mass Communication continued the practice of having a media tour for a new batch of enthusiastic third-year students, to the city of pearls- Hyderabad. The tour commenced on the 7th of November and concluded on the 11th of November, giving the group the days to explore innovative media industry in the city.
The students visited a renowned TV channel ‘MAA TV’, which was an interactive and educative visit and gave the students a glimpse into the functioning of a news channel. The students were introduced to the PCR and given a brief about its functioning. A similar exercise was conducted in the graphics room, central apparatus room (car) room, editing room, and smoke room. The students were also introduced to the digital library, which functions as the archives of the channel.
Students also got a chance to explore the largest film city in the world- Ramoji Film City which was built over the span of three years. It sits on a 1,460 acre plot of land and has everything from an airport, railway station, hospital, north and south Indian villages, urban sets, European style sets and much more. Along with visiting various sets, the students indulged in various activities in the theme park, which made the visit an educative and entertaining one.
Creativity was witnessed at its best at Nutshell Advertising Company, where the students were introduced to the world of advertising. Various creative campaigns the company has worked on, along with the knowledge of software’s used by the company for illustration of the campaigns was introduced to the students.
Pragathi Printing Press was another interesting place to visit, which has won several awards of excellence for the work they do. The students got a glimpse of their work through a catalog which revealed best works of the printing press. The various departments and the mechanics that go into the whole process were shown and the guide gave practical examples of printing concepts for easy comprehension.
Along with visiting the various media outlets, the students also visited the 16th century architectural structure ‘Charminar’ and indulged in a sumptuous biryani, which is a dish synonymous to the city. The media tour was a memorable and educative experience, with the students taking home tips and tricks of the industry and also making sweet memories.