An interactive and highly inspiring session #MEDIATALKS, was organized in the School of Mass Communication (SOMC), on the topic 'TV Anchoring: Skills, Career and Scope'. The resource person was renowned Executive Editor and Eminent Anchor of Aaj Tak, Mr. Sayeed Ansari. Mr. Ansari has been awarded the ‘Best Anchor Award-Hindi’ by ENBA in 2020.
The much-awaited session commenced with a welcome address by Dr. Sushil Kumar Rai, Associate Dean, School of Mass Communication. Thanking the School for inviting him, Mr. Sayeed Ansari proceeded to speak about the importance of honing practical skills in TV Anchoring. He said that New Media has opened many job opportunities for budding media enthusiasts and reporters, giving scope for wider professional growth. He also urged students to focus on practical learning and on improving their general knowledge. Having a good command over the language and pronunciation is a must for students, especially the ones who wish to make a career in TV Anchoring, he opined. Lastly, Mr. Ansari reiterated that media students should have the courage and determination to succeed in the media industry.
The #MEDIATALKS session proceeded with a Q&A round where students and guests asked questions related to TV anchoring and cleared their doubts. Mr. Ansari commended the department for organizing such interactions as he felt it is an important way for students to get industry exposure. Moderator Ms. K. Nungshithoibi Singha, Assistant Professor, SOMC concluded the session with a vote of thanks. Overall, the event was a huge success adding another feather to the cap of SOMC for successfully conducting a series of interactions with renowned industry professionals and experts.