'Quality education can help improve image of media'
An annual meeting of the North-east chapter of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association (IIMCAA) was held at Hotel Rituraj
GUWAHATI: Stress on professional education in Mass Communication with focus on development can not only arrest the image downslide of the media and restore the people's trust, but also contribute in a big way towards the health of a democracy, State Information Commissioner and veteran journalist Samudra Gupta Kashyap said here on Saturday.
Speaking at the annual meeting of the North-east chapter of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association (IIMCAA) held at Hotel Rituraj here on Saturday evening, he also called upon brilliant students looking at the media as a profession to consider the IIMC as the first choice for professional education.
"The IIMC has, since its inception in 1965, produced several hundred professionally qualified media graduates, be it for journalism or for advertising and public relations, and IIMCians have continued to remain the first choice of editors when it comes to recruiting new hands," he said.
With six campuses across the country, including one in Aizawl, IIMC has also served as the sole training institute for PR professionals, whether for the private sector or for the government, he added.
The meeting, attended by a number of IIMC alumni from across the region, was also addressed by ABP News Associate Vice-President Mihir Ranjan, Dadan Vishwakarma (Zee News), Nibir Deka, Manoj Khandelwal, Atul Gupta (India News), Anumita Das, Akansha Bhagawati, Trishna Das, among others. A souvenir was also released on the occasion, stated a release.