Guest Lecture on Editing

'Pursue Journalism for Passion not Profit'
The Department of Journalism and Communication of St. Joseph’s Evening College (SJEC) organised guest lectures on the field of journalism for the BA journalism and MA Journalism and Communication students on September 17.

The resource person was Mr. Pradeep Nair, News Editor, The Hindu. The first session was on Journalism Profession: Challenges and Opportunities. The session was attended by all the three years of BA journalism students. The second session was on editing techniques; it was attended by MA Journalism and Communication students.

Mr Nair gave insights on taking journalism as a career in the long run. He discussed the various job opportunities available in the field of journalism. “To take up journalism as a profession, one must read, write, listen and speak to gain deep expertise on the language, knowledge on current affairs, and sharpen one’s writing skills,” said Mr. Nair. He encouraged students to spend about 15 minutes each day to read magazines and newspapers such as India Today, The Week and Guardian to know how news is expressed with in-depth meaning across the globe.

The main crux of the lecture revolved on the area of content processing and management, where he discussed how raw information is transitioned into a beautiful new story. “As a news editor it is my duty to fight for informative content on a daily basis and I strictly fight for it every day,” he said. The interactive session ended with a strong message to pursue journalism with passion and not for profit.