TAPMI examines Journalism in lecture1 min read
Manipal: Sashi Kumar, founder and chairman of the Media Development Foundation, Asian College of Journalism in Chennai, addressed the 18th T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal leadership lecture series, at Syndicate Bank Golden Jubilee Auditorium on August 10, 2015.
Voicing on ‘Is responsible journalism dead in India?’ – Sashi Kumar went down all the pipes. “Journalism is not just a profession. It’s an intrinsic part of making India. But today, more than describing, it’s prescribing to the world. It has merely become a source of disinformation rather than information,” he said.
Being asked about the potential whys and wherefores behind the falling trade , he adds, “If the journalists don’t take a step themselves to correct their own fraternity, then others will interfere and that will be the end of it. The time has come for journalistic fraternity to think of self-regulation.”
The TAPMI lecture series was initiated in 2009 when the college completed 25 years. Leaders from different sections of the society were invited to share their vision, expertise and achievements with the students of TAPMI and other Manipal institutions.
“Journalism is a vital part of our society. Being in a management college doesn’t make us any less responsible towards the Indian media. Each one of us has a stake hold of media and hence we need to question it time and again,” said Dr. R.C Natarajan, director of TAPMI.
Dr. Ramdas Pai, Chancellor, Manipal University (MU) and Dr. H.S Ballal, Pro-Chancellor, MU were also present there along with the other dignitaries.
Edited by Kavana Desai