Thursday December 13, 2018

Journalism begins beyond glamour

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By Divya Chaubey

In this competitive world today, the present generation is conscious about their career. It’s a time where they are flying with different colors. They are not just stuck with what their parents want them to do; actually it’s an era of awareness, where everybody has his own perceptions and wants to be different from others. Earlier, parents wanted their children to take up courses like B Tech and MBBS but now the times have changed and the children choose subjects according to their areas of interest. But now since various media are playing a great role in our lives, the perception of parents and their children has changed.

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As many young guns want to flourish in this path-breaking job domain of journalism, it is important that we understand the ground reality of the same.

Youths wants to be in this field as they find it fascinating where as their parents want to see their children on television. Actually as a whole, we can say it’s just glamour, name, and fame which is pulling people towards it. What we need to think about is how this bling-thing comes in the minds of the people.

Actually in my view today these news channels are somehow and somewhere projecting some encouraging connotations towards journalism. But if this is the perception of people about this job then I want to make it very clear that it is not like that. It is about passion.

Today media is very important and the work they are doing, at some level, is very good. But if someone wants to be a part of it just for the glimmer, she will definitely lose out and would end up last.

The work media is doing in today’s time really needs hard working and passionate people. People who can sacrifice their own personal time. We have great journalists who are eminent for their work such as Barkha Dutt, Sagarika Ghose, and others. If we talk about Barkha Dutt, she had done a great job at the time of Kargil war. She went there and she docu-featured it in great way. There are so many other journalists who did great work without even thinking about their life. Sometimes, they get stuck in some life-threatening situation. Still they continue their work. So it’s their passion what makes them to do that over and over again.

I think journalism is actually the real world where you do so much hard work to make people aware of what’s happening and sometimes for the sake of justice.  Jessica Lal muder case is one of the examples, when media came forward to uphold the law. So on the whole, it’s a real world far beyond fascination, where people run for truth and sacrifice their personal time. So for those who find it glamourous, I want to mention it’s a real word, where you carve a niche with strife.

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  • K.K

    Media is also respinsible for this situation.Media has become corrupt today.No one can speak against media.If you want to do rong and don’t want to speak anyone against you then come to media.If you want to getpower and source then come to media. That’s why people are attracting towards it.Media itself has created glamour.They only wants TRP.So they ate using glamour and masala.It is hunan nature to attract towards glamour.Likewise every one wants to bcome an actor Now a days many students wants to be a media professtional.I am also a part of it.

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  • K.K

    Media is also respinsible for this situation.Media has become corrupt today.No one can speak against media.If you want to do rong and don’t want to speak anyone against you then come to media.If you want to getpower and source then come to media. That’s why people are attracting towards it.Media itself has created glamour.They only wants TRP.So they ate using glamour and masala.It is hunan nature to attract towards glamour.Likewise every one wants to bcome an actor Now a days many students wants to be a media professtional.I am also a part of it.

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Google Announces ‘Journalism AI’ Project

According to Google, in Asia-Pacific, journalists and publishers are increasingly grappling with questions over how quality journalism can thrive in the digital age

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To help news industry use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in more innovative ways, Google has announced a partnership with Polis, the international journalism think-tank at London School of Economics and Political Science, to create “Journalism AI”.

Part of the Google News Initiative (GNI), the “Journalism AI” project will focus on research and training for newsrooms on the intersection of AI and journalism.

“As part of ‘Journalism AI’, next year, we’ll publish a global survey about how the media is currently using — and could further benefit from — this technology,” Google said in a statement on Friday as it organised GNI Innovation Forum here.

“We’ll also collaborate with newsrooms and academic institutions to create a best practices handbook and produce free online training on how to use AI in the newsroom for journalists worldwide,” informed Matt Cooke, Head of Partnerships and Training, Google News Lab.

After testing with partners over the last two years, Google also introduced a new tool called Google Earth Studio which is an animation tool for Google Earth’s satellite and 3D imagery.

The tool empowers graphics specialists with new ways to leverage Google Earth imagery for storytelling.

“We’re inviting newsrooms around the world to start using the product for the first time,” said Google.

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According to the company, it has provided free training to journalists on a range of tools reaching more than 140,000 people in-person.

“Our training on Google tools for journalists are now available in 16 languages — including Indonesian Bahasa, Thai and Turkish,” said Cooke.

Google News in November launched a new innovation challenge to help scribes and publishers in the Asia-Pacific region produce quality journalism in the digital age.

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The Asia-Pacific Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge will fund selected projects up to $300,000 and finance up to 70 per cent of the total project cost, that inject new ideas into the news industry.

According to Google, in Asia-Pacific, journalists and publishers are increasingly grappling with questions over how quality journalism can thrive in the digital age.

“From Yangon to Manila, Sydney to New Delhi, they are experimenting with fresh approaches to reporting and new business models,” said the company. (IANS)