Busting the myth that physical appearance is essential to be an anchor, Deniz said a strong voice is paramount, along with good diction, pace, ability to ad-lib, and knowledge of news. Relating various incidents from his professional career, Deniz added that anchors must be able to stay composed and cover up any mistakes that may occur. To give students insight into a day in the life of an anchor, Deniz played an explanatory video, and concluded the workshop with tips on how to make a video résumé.
Mr Dinesh Nirawdekar and Ms Claudia D’souza, faculty members from the departments of Mass Communication and Journalism delivered a lecture on ‘Career Guidance’ to the students of the 10th standard at Government Technical High School Centre, Panjim Goa on the 10th of July 2018. The lecture was purely to help the students in decision making for their HSS studies and also to make them understand the varied courses available post 10th Std. A brief understanding of Media courses offered at St. Xavier’s College was also given by the resource persons as the students showed an inclination towards media courses. The session ended with a Q&A session where students were answered to their satisfaction.
Advocate Eeshan Usapkar conducted an interactive session on Cyber laws and crimes for the students from the Department of Journalism of St. Xavier’s College, on October 1, 2018.
Adv. Eeshan started practising law in 2015 which has helped him gain knowledge about cyber crimes and laws as well. He started off the lecture by giving the students a talk on cybercrime and some of the do’s and don’ts on the internet.
He further proceeded to demonstrate some of the ways of hacking phones and social media accounts. He did this by using his own phone to make automated calls and send messages to another person. The demonstration showed how one no one is safe on the internet.
He ended the session by giving the students a few tips on how to keep their social media accounts safe from hackers. The one hour lecture ended with him talking about his own experience with hackers and hacking.
The Cell for Visual Arts organized their second event which was a movie screening of a recent Hollywood blockbuster, “Avengers: Infinity War” which was held on 25th August 2018. There was a good response from the students and faculty. After the screening, an interactive session was held to review and discuss the storyline, possibilities and expectations for its sequel. The animated discussion was moderated by Mr. Shonan Gonsalves.
Anxiety and uncertainty have always been a part of student college life. But it gets even more intense when students are on the threshold of the final year of college life. ‘Should I pursue my higher studies?’ or ‘Should I take a break and work?’ These are some questions that trouble the final year students as they plan, what next after Third Year?
The Department of Mass Communication and Department of Journalism organised an interactive session with Ms Svetlana Pereira on 10th September 2018. Svetlana Pereira — a former student of Department of Journalism at St. Xavier’s College is currently pursuing her Master’s at Westminster University, London.
Svetlana explained the student the pros and cons of pursuing a master’s program be it in India or abroad. She firmly asserted that masters program in India or abroad is ‘safety net’ and hence everyone must pursue their Masters. During the interactive session, she also explained the process of applying for foreign universities and their requirements. She also highlighted the financial aspect of the studying abroad for both academics and personal expenditure. Sessions being interactive, students asked questions and clarified their doubts thus greatly benefiting themselves and being better informed than before.
The Departments of Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Xavier’s College were crowned overall runners-up for BEACONS – a National level event, organized by NITTE Institute of Communications, Mangalore on October 4 and 5, 2018. Amidst a tough competition, Alva’s College, Moodbidri lifted the winner’s trophy at NICO.
St. Xavier’s College participated in all the events that were a part of this media fest which aimed at providing each student a glimpse of the media community outside Goa. St. Xavier’s clamped onto their runners-up trophy winning most of the pre-events, with a documentary on Mopa receiving the first place, while an Adfilm secured the top spot too. A video PSA on making India a clean place secured the second place.
Janice D’Souza bagged the first place in the Photography event which witnessed a tough grill with 4 rounds all through the two days.
Being in its 6th edition, the two-day event witnessed a plethora of events – RJ hunt, Photography, Crises Management, Debate, Quiz, Video news capsule, Movie spoof and Street play to name a few.
On 24th September 2018 ‘Basic Photography Workshop’ was organised to teach the basics of photography. The workshop was a blend of theory and hands-on experience for the beginner’s topics like camera handling, ISO, Aperture, Shutter speed, Camera shots, Angles, Composition.
The workshop was conducted by a resource person, Ms Claudia D’souza Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Mr Dinesh Nirawdekar Assistant Professor of Journalism. At the end of the workshop photographs clicked by the students for the workshop were discussed.