Pulitzer Grantee journalist Safina Nabi visited The Faculty of Mass Communication and Media Technology, where she gave our students a lecture on “Women Journalists and Challenges”. The event was moderated by Kushboo Joshi, a first-semester student of MJMC. The inaugural speech was given by Prof. Sushil Manav, Dean of FMMT.
The Pulitzer Centre on Crisis Reporting is an American news media organization established in 2006 that sponsors independent reporting on global issues that other media outlets are less willing or able to undertake on their own. The centre’s goal is to raise the standard of coverage of international systemic crises and to do so in a way that engages both, the broad public and government policymakers. The organization is based in Washington D.C.
Ms. Nabi in her speech shared the experiences and challenges she has faced since childhood, overcoming the restrictions of a male-dominant society to become a successful journalist. Her advice to everyone present was to always follow your heart and lead with love, even in the face of conflict. She said that she is a journalist who has never been to a newsroom. She also shared her experiences from her fellowship program in the US.
The whole session was a wonderful experience. After her lecture, we had an interactive session where students challenged Safina with all sorts of challenging and interesting questions. Ms. Nabi took her time to properly answer all of them. The vote of thanks for the event was given by Prof. S.K. Pandey, Associate Professor, Faculty of Mass Communication and Media Technology.