From a Correspondent
JORHAT, January 19: “Don’t run after breaking news, and check all the breaking news 100 times before airing them,” said Manorom Barua, former editor of Dainik Jambhumi Weekly at a semir organized by Jourlist Association of Assam, Jorhat district committee at the Sangbad Bhawan Field, Jorhat.
Manoram Barua, who was the guest of honour, said that print news was more reliable than breaking news. Breaking news lasts for few seconds but print news lasts for several years. He said time had come for field jourlists to work hard, sincerely and effectively with full dedication and devotion for the betterment and growth of the society.
The semir on the topic ‘Role of jourlists to save Assam from extinction’ was attended by Pankaj Kumar Baruah, Deputy General Mager of Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL) as the chief guest. He urged the jourlist fraternity to wipe away corruption from the country only then there would be more and more development in the country.
Bhupen Goswami, the general secretary of Jourlist Association of India called upon the jourlists to be more active and prompt. He said correct reporting was very essential.
The welcome address was delivered by Jogesh Oja, the president of Jourlist Association of Jorhat while bajyoti Baruah and Rocktim Ranjan Saikia introduced the guests on the dais. Among others present were jourlists Diganta Buragohain, Niranjan Mahanta, Bijoy Shankar Handique and Devajit Baruah.