ITANAGAR, March 12: The Department of English at Dera Natung Government College (DNGC) held a Journalism and Mass Communication Workshop on Saturday with the theme “Media in the Information Society Age”.
The panel of resource persons included the President of the Union of Working Journalists of Arunachal Pradesh (APUWJ), Amar Sangno, APUWJ General Secretary Ranju Dodum, The Space news and documentary journalist, Emma Don and Pill Yania, who is associated with the Arunachal Mirror and DDK Arun Prabha. .
Sangno highlighted the trajectory of mass media and gave a clear view of their roles and responsibilities, while Dodum spoke about the core values of journalism, emphasizing accuracy, independence, impartiality, l humanity and responsibility to be respected as media ethics.
Don spoke on the topic of “contextualizing the future of digital media”. She said the future of media in Arunachal Pradesh is bright “as long as more journalists and media houses are ready to serve with passion and patience”.
Yania spoke about the way forward for the media industry in Arunachal and how imperative it is to create a safe atmosphere for journalists to work honestly and without fear.
DNGC Director Dr. MQ Khan applauded the English department for organizing the workshop and expressed the hope that the students would derive maximum benefit from it.
DNGC English HoD Nending Ommo informed that the department intends to organize a certificate course in journalism in the near future, in collaboration with APUWJ and other regulatory authorities.
The workshop was attended by 389 college students and faculty. It was coordinated by assistant English teachers Yitu Murtem, Joram Reynu, Goli Nyodu, Tamo Yanga and Bomter Dirchi.