National Conference on Media Literacy-Tools, Techniques & Challenges
Media Academicians brainstormed on Media & Information Literacy at Manthan 2019
Media literacy has never been as important as it has become today. Member Secretary, IGNCA, Prof. Sachidanand Joshi said that we are living in an ‘over informationized society’ where whoever gets whatever information holds it to be true and checking it is like doubting the self. He was speaking as Chief Guest in the inaugural session of 2-Day National Conference ‘Manthan 19′ on Media Literacy – Tools, Technology and Challenges. Organized by the Faculty of Mass Communication and Media Technology, SGT University.
Eminent Journalist Satish Jacob presided over the session and highlighted that we are bombarded with too much information. Dr. Anubhuti Yadav, Associate Professor, and Head, Department of New Media at IIMC, New Delhi was the Key Note speaker and started her presentation with case studies and talked about the impact of media on audience and she further strengthened her argument by bringing in the difference between information literacy and media literacy.
Professor Sanjeev Bhanawat, Dean, Faculty of Mass Communication and Media Technology introduced the guests. While introducing the theme Professor Mukesh Kumar brought out the fact that we are living in mediatized society and it’s a post-truth era. On this occasion, the Souvenir book and SGT Times newsletter was also released.
Two technical sessions were organized during the first day of the conference. The theme of the first session was Communication, Language and Media Literacy and it was chaired by Dr. Sarju Devi, HOD CLC. The theme of the second session was Media Literacy in the Context of Social Media. Dr. Amitabh Shrivastava, Dean, Mass Comm. NIU chaired the session and Ms. Shobha Dhanwatay, Director, Workskills Training Academy, Nagpur, Co-chaired the session.
Cognitive ignition, decoding the riddle are the words to describe the second Day of the National Conference ‘Manthan ‘19’on Media Literacy, which concluded on 13 April. Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Krishanatrey of Johns Hopkins University Centre for Communication Programmes was the Chief Guest for the valedictory session. Mr. Bal Mukund Sinha, Senior journalist, and the Chairperson, very well explained the difference between the journalistic world and academic world. This conference witnessed the participation from across the nation and around 70 research papers were read by academicians, research scholars and people from the industry.