'Media should adapt to changes in journalism'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rupnagar
  • Updated: Nov 17, 2014 19:53 IST

The Rupnagar press club observed a seminar on "challenges before modern journalism"to mark the National Press Day on Monday.

On this occasion, Dr Harjinder Walia, head of the department of journalism and mass communication, Punjabi University, Patiala, said, "Mediapersons should keep themselves updated to the latest developments and technology to be a successful in journalism."

"It is important for journalists to keep a pace with the time and adapt to the changes to meet the requirement of modern day journalism,"he added.

Expressing concern over the increasing trend of "yesman"and "advocacy"journalism, Walia said that media should do meaningful journalism for the betterment of society.

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal's advisor Jangveer Singh was chief guest. He advised media not to be egoistic.

"The government has made budgetary allocations for setting up press clubs in the state and proper infrastructure have been provided for the press clubs in Patiala and Bathinda,"he said, adding that requisite funds would also be provided for the completion of building of Rupnagar Press Club.

Rupnagar Press Club president Bahadurjeet Singh, secretary Satish Jagota, vice-president Satnam Singh Satti, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Academy director Sukhjinder Singh, Netaji Model School director VP Saini, DAV School principal Naresh Gautam, advocate Charanjit Singh Ghai and Bela College secretary Davinder Singh Jatana were also present.

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