NewsMinute’s Dhanya Rajendran Inspires MA(JMC) Students to Break New Barriers

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Dhanya Rajendran addressing students at Samprathi 2016

‘Women and media have moved a long way since I began my career about a decade and half ago. Misogyny, though present, is gradually receding, which is a good news for women journalists across the country’

This began Dhanya Rajendran’s session at Samprathi 2016, organised by the dept of MSW at St Aloysius College. Students of MA (Journalism and Mass Communication) also attended the session, titles ‘Women and Media’.

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Dhanya Rajendran, current Managing Editor at The NewsMinute and former Times Now South India Reporter with few of the MA (Journalism and Mass Communication) students.

Dhanya Rajendran, currently the Managing Editor at The NewsMinute bsed in Bangalore, is no doubt a woman passionate about journalism and women’s issues India.

Her hour and a half talk was peppered with anecdotes from her journalistic life over the past decade.

Ms. Rajendran recalled the time when she was passing through a naxal infested area in the night and where residents refused to supply them with basic amenities. She said, though she was anxious, she was determined to do her job.

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Dhanya Rajendran taking time out after her talk for Reshma , second year journalism and mass communication, Mangalore, student.

Students of MA (Journalism and Mass Communication) were thrilled to listen to her inspiring words, especially the female students who are now looking forward to an exciting career in journalism.

Before founding the NewsMinute with the legendary Chitra Subramaniam and Vignesh Vellore in 2014 Ms. Rajendran worked as South India head for the English news channel Times Now reporting from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

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Dhanya Rajendran sharing a light moment with Dr. Loveena Lobo, HOD, of Dept of MSW and Mr Vishal Nayak, HOD, Dept of Mass Communication, St Aloysius College.

She concluded her speech by urging the youth to paricipate in social development and social change, especially through social media.

‘You now have the power in your hands. If you do not like the way a woman is depicted in a TV ad or serial voice your opinion bravely on social media and see the support you’ll get. You may even be successful in making the company withdraw the offensive ads,’ she added emphatically.

Ms. Tia Boban, Asst Professor at Dept of Mass Communication, Mangalore, who was present during the talk had this to say: “She gave a firsthand account on the coverage of women’s issues from a feminist perspective. It was a session which not only evinced the prevalent misogyny in media, but also instigated our minds to fight against it.”

 

‘This Day, That Year’ -Sep 21,1784 – ‘Pennsylvania Packet’ becomes America’s first daily

Note: ‘This Day, That Year’ is a series of articles chronicling important events in history that shaped present media scenario. These articles are written exclusively by our II Year students of MA Mass Communication. Mangalore attracts numerous individuals with untapped talent, this series is one such output of their energetic group think… the Dept wishes them well in this endeavor.

America’s first newspaper Pennsylvania Packet or General advertiser started publication on September 21st,1784

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By Rosemole

Newspapers have had a wonderful and diverse history ever since Gutenberg invented the printing press. Every country in the world, sooner or later, had its own newspaper industry.

But the first newspaper of any country always claims a special place in the country’s rich print media’s history.

Today, Sept 21, is one such day for USA: a country whose print media industry has had a wide and long-lasting impact on world proint industry.
The Pennsylvania Packet or The General Advertisor is claimed to be America’s first successful daily newspaper.

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America’s first daily Newspaper

It began its publication on September 21, 1784 in Philadelphia.
The first issue of the daily newspaper was published on 1778 July 4. Dunlap and D.C Claypoole were the two publishers of this daily. It is an English language newspaper which was published daily except Sundays.

It also saw the descent of many monthly and daily newspapers which was published before ‘The Pennsylvania Packet And The General Advertiser’.

Founded in the year 1777 as a weekly newspaper, the iconic newspaper started its daily publication in the year 1784. After Dunlip starts the publication, D.C Claypoole became the partner.
During 1784, the paper was issued as the Pennsylvania Packet and General Advertisor reflecting its turn to the daily newspaper.

The newspaper underwent subsequent name changes, from Pennsylvania Packet (1971) to Dunlap’s American daily Advertiser (1791-1793) later to Dunlap and claypole’s, American Daily Advertiser (1793-1795) and Claypoole’s American Dailly Advertiser (1796-1800).

The newspaper succeeded to create the triumph amomg the readers.
On September 21, 1796 it was the first newspaper daily which published George Washington’s farewell address.

Zachariah paulson purchased the paper and he renamed it as ‘Paulson’s American daily advertiser’. After the change in the ownership of the newspaper, Paulson successfully run the newspaper for almost 40 years.

Towards the end of 1839, the paper was sold out to the owners of the recently founded North American (American newspaper published in Philadelphia).

College Organises Talk on Prevention Of Sexual Harassment (POSH)

Sexual harassment is an internationally recognised menace that affects victims, employees, employers and the society as a whole.

St Aloysius College acknowledges sexual harassment as a violation of human rights and in an effort to raise the awareness about Prevention Of Sexual Harassment (POSH) organised an interactive session by Mr Robinson D’Souza, Former Law Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka.

The objectives of the talk, conducted on Sep 19, 2016, were:

  • Identify Subtle and Overt Sexual Harassment
  • Understand Definition of Harassment
  • Understand Definition of Hostile Work Harassment
  • Explain the Provisions of The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
  • Understand Third Party Sexual Harassment within Workplace.

Mr. D’Souza’s witty way of explaining a sensitive topic like sexual harassment won many hearts.

“The talk filled many gaps in our knowledge about the act, which was definitely welcome,” said Ms. Anupriya Shetty, HOD, Dept of Mathematics, St Aloysius College.

She is sure that such acts and talks will bring a positive and safe working environment for women across India in the future.

Mr. D’Souza elucidated the provisions of the Act with various case studies whose resolutions he was personally involved in. He explained the provisions for female domestic sevants in clear terms that brought the point across wonderfully.

“Mr. D’Souza’s case studies related to Prevention Of Sexual Harassment (POSH) and their outcomes were informative, said Ms. Priya Shetty, Faculty, Dept of Economics.

“Hopefully, women in both organised and unorganised sector across the country will benefit immensely with this endeavour,” she added with confidence.

Prevention of harassment in the workplace is both an international and national concern. The management of St Aloysius College rightly took a step in creating the much needed awareness on Prevention Of Sexual Harassment (POSH) in workplace.

Panambur Beach Comes Alive with Anti-Stalking Campaign by MA (JMC) Students

Panambur Beach, one of the popular tourists spots of Mangalore, has seen many things over many decades.

Once, a charming quiet spot for locals, Panambur beach has seen tremendous development as a tourist spot, and is known for its cleanliness, discipline of the lifeguards and its range of activities from horse riding to speed boats to kite festivals.

We take this moment to appreciate the great work done by the Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project (PBTDP) and Sri Yathish Baikampady for the upkeep and development of the beach. Their lifesavers do a fantastic job in keeping the beach clean and accident free!

Past Sunday i.e. Sep 18, 2016, the beach witnessed a unique event conducted by MA (Journalism and Mass Communication) students in Mangalore: spreading awareness about the menace of stalking. After much groupthink in the class room the students of MA (Journalism and Mass Communication) a placard campaign was in order.

And what better place to begin with than a beach on a Sunday! The result is below:

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(MA (Journalism and Mass Communication) students along with their friends, who came for moral support.

Once on the beach, there was no stopping our enthusiastic bunch. They went around the beach in a bid to create awareness about stalking by placing placards on strategic points around the beach.

There was a lot of interest generated and many tourists who did not know the concept of stalking approached our students and got more information.

Some of them even pledged their support by volunteering to hold a placard and take pics. We have got an assorted gallery of these pics for you below.

(Note: all photos were taken by our students after informing the subjects that the photos will be published on this blog)

‘This Day, That Year’ -16th Sept 2011 – Movie ‘Drive’ Releases in US

Note: ‘This Day, That Year’ is a series of articles chronicling important events in history that shaped present media scenario. These articles are written exclusively by our II Year students of MA Mass Communication. Mangalore attracts numerous individuals with untapped talent, this series is one such output of their energetic group think… the Dept wishes them well in this endeavor.

“Drive”, an American crime thriller film was released on September 16, 2011 in United States. Drive was directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The movie was based on a novel of the same name by James Sallis, which was published on 2005 and the screenplay of the movie was done by Hossein Amini.

The main characters are, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks and Ron Perlman. The movie is a tribute to the genre of car films.

The story is about a stunt driver, played by Ryan Gosling as a getaway driver.

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By Anusha

The movie is of a contemporary and retro aesthetics in style and apart from that simply it is an action movie. The character in this movie never reveals his name and he himself know his name. Drive, portraits loneliness, loyalty and the darkness inside a person that rise up which cannot be suppress how hard we tried.

The movie has been showed in several film festivals before its release on September 2011. A standing ovation was received by the movie at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and also received many praises. Best Director Award was won by Winding Refn for the movie. For the 65th British Academy Film Awards the movie was nominated for Best Film and Best Director.

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About Author  Anusha CV is a II year student of Master of Mass Communication St Aloysius College, Mangalore, one of the upcoming institutes offering MA Journalism in India. She hails from Kasaragod in Kerala and has come to Mangalore, Karnataka for her post-graduate studies. Her specialisation in II year is Corporate Communication (Organizational Communication, Digital Media Marketing and Brand Planning and Management).

‘This Day, That Year’ -15th Sept 2013 – ‘Twelve Years a Slave’ Wins People choice award

Note: ‘This Day, That Year’ is a series of articles chronicling important events in history that shaped present media scenario. These articles are written exclusively by our II Year students of MA Mass Communication. Mangalore attracts numerous individuals with untapped talent, this series is one such output of their energetic groupthink… the Dept wishes them well in this endeavor.

The  movie was released on  30th august  2013

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By Rajesh

“12 years a Slave” is a stinging corrective, a film about plantation slavery as seen from inside the cage. It is not a rousing story of rebellion against bondage, but a somber account of enduring it. The film is both brutal to watch and stunning to contemplate, powerfully challenging audiences – particularly white audience – to examine their consciences                                                                                   – David Brewster , Star Tribune

The ‘12 year a slave’ Drama film directed by Steve McQueen, on 15 September 2013 won the People’s Choice award for best film at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival , the movie was released on 30th august 2013

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‘12 year a slave’ is based on a true story of a New york born black man kidnapped then sold into slavery in Louisiana in 1840s. It is a slave narrative by based on the 1853 Memoir of Soloman Northup, 160 years on has finally been made into a film by British director Steve McQueen. It is a heart touching movie

This moviesis a different kind of horror movie which portrays the horror of slave life, the human ambiguity of each one,is an historically important picture, and it’s also a powerful one.

It throws light on racism just as slavery was rooted in the American South and normalized, system of oppression continue to exist in our society, and we cannot be complacent. Moment in the film like the conversation between the character force us to not only view the past from a different angle and also to re-evaluate where we stand in the present, film ever made about America slavery

This movie is a must watch by everyone, with a run time of 2 hours 15 mins with a rating of 8.1 on imdb.com

 

‘This Day, That Year’ – Sept 13 1981: 33rd Primetime Emmys Screened

The 33rd Primetime Emmy award made an outstanding publicity in the world

Note: ‘This Day, That Year’ is a series of articles chronicling important events in history that shaped present media scenario. These articles are written exclusively by our II Year students of MA Mass Communication. Mangalore attracts numerous individuals with untapped talent, this series is one such output of their energetic groupthink… the Dept wishes them well in this endeavor.

By Anagha V.A.
By Anagha V.A.

Emmy award is a television award which is given in various sectors of the American television industry, in every year they are presenting different annual ceremonies.

Primetime Emmys and the Daytime Emmys are the two events which got most media coverage and which are considered as the outstanding works ever.

National sports programming, technological and engineering achievements in television, including the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards, national news and documentary shows and national business and financial reporting are honored ceremonies in Emmy Award.

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International Emmys awards were initially aired outside US, which is used to honor excellence in TV programming produced.

On September 13, 1981 the 33rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony was held and CBS broadcasted the ceremony.

Shirley Maclaine and Edward Asner hosted the ceremony. “Taxi” series got Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series for the third consecutive year.

“Hill Street Blues” showed in the top on the drama section in which, its first season tied the record for most major nominations and wins by a non-miniseries.

For Outstanding Limited Series ‘Shogun’ received eight major nominations and one award was won by the series which was NBC’s ratings juggernaut.

“Playing for time” got outstanding drama special and a tribute to “Fred Astire” got outstanding verity, music or comedy program.

About Author  Anagha is a II year student of Master of Mass Communication St Aloysius College, Mangalore, one of the upcoming institutes offering MA Journalism in India. She hails from Wayanad in Kerala and has come to Mangalore, Karnataka for her post-graduate studies. Her specialisation in II year is Corporate Communication (Organizational Communication, Digital Media Marketing and Brand Planning and Management).