Department of Journalism & Mass Communication had organized a one day webinar on TV Journalism in the age of fake and misinformation

Department: Journalism and Mass Communication

Year/Semester:

Students, Research Scholars, Academicians and others.

Activity: Webinar
Date and Duration:18thDecember 2020 (One Day)
Title:TV Journalism in the age of fake news and misinformation

Resource person/ agency and affiliation:

Mr. Deepak Dobhal, Senior Anchor, Zee News Business

Brief description / remarks:

Mass Media has a global availability and it has converted the whole world in to a global village. False and misleading information have been part of the landscape for centuries, but the problem of fake news has become more pronounced in recent years as people are increasingly relying in digital media for news and other daily life information. In the same context Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Mandsaur University had organized Webinar on “TV Journalism in the age of fake news and misinformation”and to share his expertise Mr. Deepak Dobhal, Senior Anchor of Zee News Business was the guest speaker. Assist. Prof. Mr. Arun Jaiswal addresses the webinar. HOD Dr. Manish Jaisal welcome the guest. While speaking in the webinar Mr, Deepak said we all should cross check the news or information which we are reading on WhatsApp and Internet to know its source. Most of the time just to gain the revenue small organization and web portals spread fake information. Spreading false information also led to health issue. The webinar has move beyond the simplistic idea of “real news” versus “fake news” to a more nuanced understanding of information, misinformation, bias and intent. Answering to one participant question Mr. Deepak said to trust which information is trust worthy is crucial for protecting not only your personal health, but the health of our broader communities as well. Before sharing any information on any social media platform always check its source and the moto behind it. Vote of thanks given by Asst. professor Miss.  Sonali Singh.

Outcome:

The program was organized to inform and aware about the rise of fake information and misleading information. The main outcome of the event was:

  • Learn more about the rise of fake news, particularly those information behaviours that perpetuate its spread.
  • Learn ways to identify fake news
  • Cross check any information before sharing on WhatsApp and other social media platform.

No. of Participants: –

A total of 490+ participants have registered for the program

 

Report Prepared by:

Ms. Sonali Singh (Assistant professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication)

Verified and Submitted by:

Dr. Manish Jaisal (HOD& Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication)