Mass Communication – KIIT University News & Events https://news.kiit.ac.in KIIT Deemed to be University News Mon, 18 Oct 2021 04:51:52 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.5 https://news.kiit.ac.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-download-32x32.png Mass Communication – KIIT University News & Events https://news.kiit.ac.in 32 32 Communication Campaign on Breast Cancer Awareness by KSMC Students https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/communication-campaign-on-breast-cancer-awareness-by-ksmc-students/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/communication-campaign-on-breast-cancer-awareness-by-ksmc-students/#respond Mon, 11 Oct 2021 04:43:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=34448

In the Breast Cancer Awareness month of October, a group of third-semester students of School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed to be University (KSMC) launched a virtual Public Communication Campaign titled ‘EmBreasAdore: Breast Cancer is a Chapter, not a Book’. The main objective of the campaign is to analyse the social impact of breast cancer and to spread awareness about it. Dr. Lalatendu […]

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In the Breast Cancer Awareness month of October, a group of third-semester students of School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed to be University (KSMC) launched a virtual Public Communication Campaign titled ‘EmBreasAdore: Breast Cancer is a Chapter, not a Book’. The main objective of the campaign is to analyse the social impact of breast cancer and to spread awareness about it.

Dr. Lalatendu Acharya, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Indiana University Kokomo, Indiana, USA, the guest speaker, highlighted the importance and relevance of the topic and advised on a few important points to be taken care of during a communication campaign. He emphasised the significance of target audience and time in developing communication strategies. Further, he advised to give more importance on the feedback and evaluation of the campaign. Dr. Acharya has worked as an Assistant Professor in Purdue University, USA for more than seven years. He has also worked as a Communication Officer for a couple of years with UNICEF. He did his PhD in Health communication from Purdue University, USA. He has more than 30 publications in international reputable journals and books.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Himansu Sekhar Khatua, CEO, SMC, SFMS & SFT appreciated the efforts of the students and congratulated them. He expressed concern about the disease and its adverse effects on our own family members. Ms. Ruby Nanda, Assistant Professor, KSMC spoke on the prevalence of this fatal disease and how it is considered a taboo. Ms. Sananda Mukherjee, Faculty Associate, KSMC spoke about the communication strategy and the limitations of the health communication domain.  

Earlier, a brief introduction of the campaign was provided by Ms. Puspendrika Som, a 3rd semester student of Integrated Master of Communication and Journalism (IMCJ) programme. 

Among others, Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Course Coordinator; Dr. Anurag Sahu, Course Instructor of Public Communication Campaign; and Ms. Sushree Sivangi Dhal, a student member of the campaign project also spoke on the occasion. Ms. Shaktipriya Tripathy was the student moderator for the event. Ms. Saloni Jena, a student of this campaign group, proposed the vote of thanks. Students and faculties of KSMC and from various other colleges and universities were present. 

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KSMC Students Launch Communication Campaign on Journalist Rights https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-students-launch-communication-campaign-on-journalist-rights/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-students-launch-communication-campaign-on-journalist-rights/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2021 05:07:09 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=34328

A group of students of KIIT School of Mass Communication (KSMC) launched a communication campaign in virtual mode on the auspicious day of Gandhi Jayanti. The campaign, titled ‘The Decimated Fourth Pillar: We make news but we are never the news’, focused on strengthening and protecting the rights of journalists. The communication campaign is a part of the course […]

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A group of students of KIIT School of Mass Communication (KSMC) launched a communication campaign in virtual mode on the auspicious day of Gandhi Jayanti. The campaign, titled ‘The Decimated Fourth Pillar: We make news but we are never the news’, focused on strengthening and protecting the rights of journalistsThe communication campaign is a part of the course curriculum of the third semester students of Master of Communication and Journalism (Integrated) programme. The objective of the campaign is to ameliorate the dignity of journalists in the society and to develop a feeling of mutual empathy among them.

Inaugurating the campaign, Mr. Prafulla Das, senior journalist and former Senior Assistant Editor, The Hindu appreciated the students’ initiative to protect the rights of the journalists. Citing a few recent examples, he showed his concern for the entire journalist community. He explained how once journalism was treated as a noble profession but gradually it lost its dignity due to various factors including the industrial and company ownership pattern. He suggested the campaign team also look into the research perspective of the issue. Mr. Das has over three decades of experience of working in one of India’s oldest English dailies.

Prof. Himansu Sekhar Khatua, CEO, SMC, SFT, SFMS and Chairperson of the event congratulated the students for launching a campaign on such a relevant issue. Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Course Coordinator, KSMC highlighted the growth of the School and the various activities and programmes it has been organizing regularly. Dr. Anurag Sahu, Assistant Professor and Course Instructor, Public Communication Campaign talked about the various issues faced by the journalists and the significance of recognizing their issues and safeguarding their rights. 

Ms. Kathakalli Dutta, the campaign team leader, provided a brief overview of the campaign and its objectives. Ms. Shweta Routh moderated the event, while Ms. Prachi Payal, another team member, screened the logo of the campaign and a few posters made by the team. Mr. Pravat Kumar Mishra, a member of the campaign team, proposed the vote of thanks. Students and faculties of KSMC and other colleges and universities were present at the virtual session.

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KSMC Faculty Conducts Session on “Research for Content Creation” https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-faculty-conducts-session-on-research-for-content-creation/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-faculty-conducts-session-on-research-for-content-creation/#respond Thu, 30 Sep 2021 07:41:09 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=34157

Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator, School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed to be University (KSMC) was invited as an expert to a webinar organised by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB), Government of India in partnership with OneWorld Foundation India (One World) on 27th  September 2021. On behalf of the MIB, […]

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Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator, School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed to be University (KSMC) was invited as an expert to a webinar organised by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB), Government of India in partnership with OneWorld Foundation India (One World) on 27th  September 2021. On behalf of the MIB, One World is organising a series of webinars from 27th  to 29th September 2021 for existing Community Radio Stations (CRSs) run by Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), Agricultural Universities and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) catering to farmer community.

Dr. Dash shared his experiential learning and expertise about the sector and addressed the topic “Research for Content Creation”. The participants gained insights regarding the nuances of radio programme production, community engagement enhancement, and sustainable community radio station operations.

Dr. Dash spoke on understanding community and CRSs, CRS ownership patterns, programme ideation, content creation process, and sustainable ways of engaging with the community. He also emphasized on moving from extension to communication via dialogic and participatory approaches that boost the inclusion of people’s voices in programme production through proper research. He particularly highlighted, “it can only be possible, when we will do more community and less radio”.

The session was chaired by Mr. Rajiv Tikoo, Member of Board of Governors, OneWorld and moderated by Ms Poonam Shrivastava, Project Associate, OneWorld. More than 60 community radio representatives from across India participated in the webinar.

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KSMC Students Launch Public Communication Campaign – VIBGYOR: Help the Homeless https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-students-launch-public-communication-campaign-vibgyor-help-the-homeless/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-students-launch-public-communication-campaign-vibgyor-help-the-homeless/#respond Wed, 29 Sep 2021 09:15:20 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=34069

The third-semester students of Integrated Master of Communication and Journalism (IMCJ) programme of School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed to be University (KSMC) launched a communication campaign as a part of their Public Communication Campaign course. The communication campaign titled ‘VIBGYOR: Help the Homeless’ was launched virtually on Zoom on 27 September 2021 by Ms. Madhura Kapdi, Director, Campaigns and Communications […]

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The third-semester students of Integrated Master of Communication and Journalism (IMCJ) programme of School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed to be University (KSMC) launched a communication campaign as a part of their Public Communication Campaign course. The communication campaign titled ‘VIBGYOR: Help the Homeless’ was launched virtually on Zoom on 27 September 2021 by Ms. Madhura Kapdi, Director, Campaigns and Communications of Save the Children, India in the presence of Prof Himansu Sekhar Khatua, CEO, SMC, SFT & SFMS, Dr Bidu Bhusan Dash, Course Coordinator, KSMC and Dr Anurag Sahu, Assistant Professor and Course Instructor of Public Communication Campaign.

Launching the campaign, Ms. Kapdi briefed the students about the ethics and rules that one should follow while running a campaign, especially on street children. She highlighted the challenges of running a campaign, and how to overcome them. Ms Kapdi has over two decades of experience in diverse areas including business development, communications, fundraising, media advocacy and planning.  

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Khatua highlighted the importance of safeguarding the street children in today’s scenario. “Childhood is a very precious time in human life. Everybody deserves a lovely, caring, and stress-free childhood”, he said. He also praised the initiatives taken by Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, that provide 30,000 deprived children free education. Dr Dash emphasized the growth of the School of Mass Communication and the various activities and programmes organized by the School. Dr Sahu spoke on the objectives of the course and highlighted the research aspects of communication campaigns and how to use communication as an effective tool to create awareness.

Ms Baisakhi Mishra, a second-year student of IMCJ and campaign team leader, introduced the campaign by highlighting the importance of childhood and provided statistical insights about millions of street children leading a miserable life in India. Ms Shradha, a student member of the campaign team, proposed the vote of thanks. Students and faculty members of KSMC and other colleges and universities attended the campaign launching event, which was moderated by Ms. Ankita Khanrah.

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Prof. Mrinal Chatterjee Delivers “SEE Talk” at KIIT School of Mass Communication https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/prof-mrinal-chatterjee-delivers/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/prof-mrinal-chatterjee-delivers/#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 06:42:02 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33863 KIIT Mass Communication SEE Talk

Prof. Mrinal Chatterjee delivered the Subject Expert Engagement (SEE) talk on “Songs of Love and Protest” at School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed University (KSMC) on 25th September 2021. Prof. Chatterjee, a media educator, author and trainer from Odisha, works as the professor and regional head at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal. Prof. […]

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Prof. Mrinal Chatterjee delivered the Subject Expert Engagement (SEE) talk on “Songs of Love and Protest” at School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed University (KSMC) on 25th September 2021. Prof. Chatterjee, a media educator, author and trainer from Odisha, works as the professor and regional head at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal.

Prof. Chatterjee started his talk by playing the famous Sri Lankan song Manike Mage Hithe. He discussed on its popularity and the fact that it has been dubbed in several languages across borders. He continued to talk on similar lines about protest songs like Bella Ciao. The use of such songs on TV series and web series was also pointed out by Prof. Chatterjee. He talked about how protest songs were used at post-Independence time so that the artist may bring more attention to particular socio-political and environmental issues. Prof. Chatterjee gave several such examples of love and protest songs which represented different nuances of human existence and transcended barriers and redefined its existence from time to time. This was illustrated with songs like We shall overcome as a gospel and later as a protest song.

Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Course Coordinator, KSMC also spoke on the occasion. The session was moderated by Anamika Jha, a 3rd year student at KSMC. Faculty members and students from the school as well as from other institutes were present. Many participants including Dr Aparna Khanna from Delhi University and Dr Simi Varghese from Kerala highly appreciated the talk. At the end of the session, Nitali Johori, a master’s student, currently working as Chief Editor, unveiled the 3rd issue of KSMC Gazette (https://issuu.com/smckiit/docs/ksmc_gazette_issue_3). The session came to an end with the vote of thanks by Ms Ruby Nanda, Assistant Professor at KSMC.

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NSS Week 2021: Webinar on ‘Mo Handishala, Mo Aahar’ by KIIT NSS Bureau https://news.kiit.ac.in/nss/nss-week-2021-webinar-on-mo-handishala-mo-aahar/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/nss/nss-week-2021-webinar-on-mo-handishala-mo-aahar/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2021 06:51:53 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33723 KIIT NSS Bureau

The NSS Unit of KIIT School of Computer Engineering, School of Mass Communication, School of Fashion Technology, and School of Film and Media Sciences organized a webinar on Food and Nutrition as a part of NSS Week 2021 celebrations. The webinar talk on Mo Handishala, Mo Aahar was delivered by the recipient of Global Nutrition Leadership Award, […]

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The NSS Unit of KIIT School of Computer Engineering, School of Mass Communication, School of Fashion Technology, and School of Film and Media Sciences organized a webinar on Food and Nutrition as a part of NSS Week 2021 celebrations. The webinar talk on Mo Handishala, Mo Aahar was delivered by the recipient of Global Nutrition Leadership Award, Mr Basanta Kumar Kar, who is popularly known as the Nutrition Man of India.

In his talk, Mr. Kar elaborated on the topic of nutrition and its various aspects with quantitative and qualitative data in correlation with India, with special focus on Odisha and its districts. He enlightened on the topics of micronutrient malnutrition, the status of women, and how malnutrition during pregnancy affects the child for a lifetime, the target of Poshan Abhiyaan, and ‘set the kitchen – set the diet right’. Dr. Kar shared his case study on real-life experiences and motivated one and all to take up projects considering the conditions of malnutrition in society.

NSS volunteers will be starting a project on malnutrition soon, informed Dr. Kajal Parashar, Programme Coordinator, NSS KIIT. Dr. Samaresh Mishra, Director, Student Affairs, KIIT and Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Programme Officer, NSS Unit, KIIT School of Mass Communication also spoke on the occasion.

The programme officers of NSS SCE – Prof. Ramakant Parida and Prof. Sital Dash expressed their heartfelt gratitude towards the invited guests, participants, dignitaries, and student coordinators – Nitin Sultania and Harsh Raj, among others. The webinar was anchored by Ritika and Yash, who outlined the achievements of KIIT NSS Bureau. 

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KSMC Faculty Takes Session at National Level Capacity Building Workshop https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-faculty-takes-session/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-faculty-takes-session/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 07:11:30 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33624 KSMC Faculty Takes Session

Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator, KIIT School of Mass Communication was invited as a resource person and expert to a capacity-building workshop, organized by Young India and sponsored by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), Government of India on 16th September 2021. This capacity-building workshop was organized virtually for the operational […]

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Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator, KIIT School of Mass Communication was invited as a resource person and expert to a capacity-building workshop, organized by Young India and sponsored by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), Government of India on 16th September 2021. This capacity-building workshop was organized virtually for the operational community radio stations (CRSs) of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Telangana, and West Bengal, where community radio practitioners from over 40 CRSs participated.

The programme began with a welcome note by Mr. N. A. Shah Ansari, President, Young India. In the first session, Mr. G. S. Kesarwani, Additional Director (CRS), MIB spoke about the two decades long history of community radio in India. His talk outlined broadcasting code, guidelines and advisories related to CRS. Dr. Dash with Dr Shisir Kumar Das, President of Community Radio Association of Odisha (CRAO) took a session on programme production and community engagement. Dr. Dash also shared his experiential knowledge gained from his research work associated with CRSs across India.

He structured his talk into three parts: understanding community and community radio, programme production, and community engagement. He emphasized the inclusion of people’s voices in programme production to strengthen community engagement and empower community and CRSs.

“Dr. Dash’s interaction with the participants not only added value to the content of the workshop but also was extremely useful for the participants”, said Mr. N. A. Shah Ansari. Young India.

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National-Level Press Release Writing Competition at KSMC https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/national-level-press-release-writing-competition-at-ksmc/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/national-level-press-release-writing-competition-at-ksmc/#respond Thu, 09 Sep 2021 05:00:24 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33342 KSMC Writing Competition

KSMC Public Relations Club of School of Mass Communication organized National-Level Press Release Writing Competition for PG and PG Diploma students on Google Meet on 4th September 2021. As many as 30 students from the Post Graduate Journalism and Communication programme as well as other social sciences and humanities programmes from all over the country actively […]

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KSMC Public Relations Club of School of Mass Communication organized National-Level Press Release Writing Competition for PG and PG Diploma students on Google Meet on 4th September 2021. As many as 30 students from the Post Graduate Journalism and Communication programme as well as other social sciences and humanities programmes from all over the country actively participated in the competition.

The event was moderated by Ms Baisakhi Mishra, Joint Secretary, KSMC PR Club, who gave a brief introduction of KIIT-DU and KISS-DU before introducing the School of Mass Communication. She spoke a few lines about the KSMC PR Club and its objectives and then acquainted the participants with the club and faculty members. The President of the KSMC PR Club, Ms Priyanshi Tripathy, welcomed the participants, offering her best wishes and encouragement.

The Executive Member of the KSMC PR Club, Ms. Aprajita Singhal, explained the competition guidelines and clarified doubts of the participants regarding the guidelines. The participants were provided with a Google form link which they were required to fill in order to receive their topics and begin the competition. The time provided to the participants was 1 hour within which they had to fill the form, write the press release and submit their work.  

Ms. Baisakhi Mishra proposed the vote of thanks and encouraged the participants to participate in future events. The members expressed their gratitude towards the participants across universities such as Pondicherry University, Tezpur University, St. Xavier’s University, IIMC Dhenkanal, Chandigarh University, Central University of Punjab, Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism and Communication, University of North Bengal, The University of Burdwan, MIT International School of Broadcasting and Journalism, Institute of Media Studies, SMIT, Berhampur University, etc. for their enthusiasm that marked the end of this extremely successful event.

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PTI US Chief Correspondent Delivers ‘SEE Talk’ at KSMC https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/pti-us-chief-correspondent-delivers-see-talk-at-ksmc/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/pti-us-chief-correspondent-delivers-see-talk-at-ksmc/#respond Mon, 06 Sep 2021 05:19:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33138 KSMC SEE Talk

Mr. Lalit K. Jha, Chief US Correspondent of Press Trust of India from Washington DC delivered Subject Expert Engagement (SEE) Talk on “Future Possibilities in Online Journalism” at KIIT School of Mass Communication (KSMC).   Providing an in-depth analysis of the current media industry scenario, he told journalism students to gear up for the fast-changing […]

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Mr. Lalit K. Jha, Chief US Correspondent of Press Trust of India from Washington DC delivered Subject Expert Engagement (SEE) Talk on “Future Possibilities in Online Journalism” at KIIT School of Mass Communication (KSMC).  

Providing an in-depth analysis of the current media industry scenario, he told journalism students to gear up for the fast-changing media industry. Journalists and the media industry are struggling with increasing competition, drop in revenue and are facing job cuts, he said. “In the last year, nearly 5000 journalists in the US have lost their jobs. The situation is worse in India. Many of them are experienced and good journalists. The remuneration a journalist gets is sometimes lower than the minimum wage,” he stated.

The media market is changing and so should the journalists, he stressed. The solution is to prepare a model where the journalists can directly sell his or her work to the highest bidding media house, he suggested. Mr Jha talked about launching project 5WH, which is a multilingual e-commerce platform for professional journalists to sell their ready-to-use products, services, and creativity to news media outlets. “The journalists need to be empowered to write their stories and increase their visibility across the world in the language they want to write in, the medium they want to write in. The remuneration depends on the journalist, and not the media outlets”, he added.

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Mr. Jha has been based out of Washington DC since January 2009. He has been reporting about the India-US relationship, American politics, and Indian Diaspora. He has previously worked with various media outlets including IANS, The Hindu, The Hindustan Times, The Indian Express and NDTV. He has also reported for The Irrawaddy in Myanmar and Pajhwok Afghan News.

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Earlier, Prof. Himansu Sekhar Khatua, CEO, KSMC and CMD of Kalinga TV welcomed the guest speaker and spoke briefly about founding principles of Kalinga TV and regional media industry. Senior Indian journalist Mr. Shyamhari Chakra was also present at the event and spoke a few words of encouragement to the students. He praised Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for a world-class educational institution like KIIT. He inspired students to join the platform and volunteered to collaborate with the school and guide the students.

Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Course Coordinator, KSMC and Ms. Ruby Nanda, Assistant Professor, KSMC & SEE Coordinator also spoke on the occasion. The session was moderated by Aprajita Singhal and the creative designing was done by Sujana Tamang, both 3rd year students of KSMC. Faculty members and students from the School as well as from other institutes were present. 

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KSMC Organizes Talk under Subject Expert Engagement Programme https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-organizes-talk-under-subject-expert-engagement-programme/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-organizes-talk-under-subject-expert-engagement-programme/#respond Sun, 29 Aug 2021 08:58:20 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=32921

School of Mass Communication (KSMC), KIIT Deemed to be University conducted its Subject Expert Engagement programme on the topic “Alternative to what?-A critical discourse analysis of Australian community radio content” on 28th August 2021. The talk was delivered by Dr. Bridget Backhaus, Lecturer, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University, Australia on the Zoom […]

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School of Mass Communication (KSMC), KIIT Deemed to be University conducted its Subject Expert Engagement programme on the topic “Alternative to what?-A critical discourse analysis of Australian community radio content” on 28th August 2021. The talk was delivered by Dr. Bridget Backhaus, Lecturer, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University, Australia on the Zoom platform.

In her talk, Dr. Backhaus explained the use of community radio in Australia, the underpinning theories, target audience, community identity, funding of community radios and more. She briefly touched upon topics like radio repertoires, creep of commercialization, and community radio engagement, while highlighting the similarities of Australian community radio stations. She said, “Community radios that make people feel they are just like us are more popular”. It emphasized that radio stations that included relatable humour and cultural aspects in their content connected to listeners on a personal level and were hence, more popular. She further agreed that there is a lot more research to be done on community radio, especially on topics that question its workings and objectives.

A question-and-answer session followed the talk, wherein Prof. Mohammad Sahid Ullah, Mr. Aniruddha Jena, Ms. Chinmoyee Deka and others asked many engaging questions concerning prison community radios, comparison between Australian and Indian community radios, cultural context of community radios and more.

The session provided interesting insights into the workings of Australian community radio, generating interest and perspectives among the budding media students. It was attended by more than 40 participants, including Prof. Sahid Ullah from University of Chittagong, Dr. Aparna Khanna from Lady Irwin College (University of Delhi) and Dr. S. Arulselvan from Pondicherry University.

The session was moderated by Ms. Aprajita Singhal, a 3rd year student of KSMC. On the occasion, Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Course Coordinator, KSMC unveiled the 2nd issue of KSMC Gazette (https://issuu.com/smckiit/docs/ksmc_gazette_issue_2), a fortnightly by the students of the school, in the presence of Dr. Backhaus, Ms. Nitali Johori, Chief Editor of the KSMC Gazette and others. Ms. Singhal proposed the vote of thanks.

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