Vittal, July 23, 2015: News reports without accurate details and statistics would serve no purpose. A true journalist should be a friendly personality and study oriented, said Manohar Prasad, Chief of Mangaluru Bureau of Udayavani.
He was presiding over a seminar named ‘Media-Social Commitment-Security’ held as part of the Madhyama Samavesha -2015 at the Sri Gurudeva Jnana Mandir of Shree Gurudeva Dutta Samsthan of Odiyoor on July 22, Wednesday. The programme was organised by the Madhyama Sammelan Samithi and Bantwal Taluk Working Journalists Union.
Senior journalist Chidambar Baikampady who also spoke said there has always been the question as to how far a journalist has the opportunity to report on the evils of the society fearlessly.
K Kumarnath, Resident Editor of Vijaya Karnataka Mangaluru edition said a journalist has the inevitability to work amid several restrictions.
Dr Sadanand Perla, Programme Executive of Mangaluru Akashavani, BA Khader Shah, District Information officer, journalists Dhananjaya Moodbidri, Kaleem Seraje and many others participated in the session.
The second session of the day on ‘Journalists-Challenges’ was presided over by GK Madhyastha, veteran journalist from Udupi.
Varadesh Hiregange, Director, Gandhian and Peace Studies, Manipal Uniersity who also addressed the session, observed that journalists face a big challenge of understanding news in the right perspective.
Rons Bantwal, Honorary General Secretary of Kannadiga Patrakartara Sangha, Maharashtra felt rural reporting was a more challenging job than reporting in urban areas.
Dr Bhasker Hegde, Head of the Department of Journalism of SDM College, Ujire, MS Mohammad, ZP Member, Abdul Jaleel Karopady, Karopady GP Vice President and many others were present.