Communique’16 that was held in XIMB saw many imminent personalities from the media sector presenting their views on- “Ethics in Media: The thin line between reporting and influencing “.
The event kicked off with Dr. Sasmit Patra introducing the theme and referring to it as talking or taking a stereotype stand. He also proclaimed the theme to be a conflict of interest.
He was then followed by Mr. A.S. Panneerselvan, Reader’s Editor, The Hindu, who enlightened the students about various prospects of media industry crisis and the cost of news. He also presented his views about the mechanism of maintaining a certain amount of regulation while reporting.
Next Mr. Vikrant Shanbhag, CEO Thatscoop, presented his views about the effects of social media and how news on the internet can affect the opinions of the viewers. He also mentioned as to how social media sometimes compromises with the level of authenticity.
After him Mr. Sujit Mahapatra threw some light on how too much content by media can be of negative influence and how there is a trust deficit between social and media sector. He quoted that “ Media is an industry we love to hate”.
Finally Mr. Vishnu Som told as to how social media and influence are synonymous to one another and how the support from a large group of people can turn anything into a truth. He also mentioned about how important it is to differentiate between credible and non credible media.
You can catch a glimpse of some of the discussion which was streamed live from the venue:
The session stressed on the importance of awareness amongst people about how to differentiate between relevant and irrelevant news is important for the spread of information.
Also a rise in the credibility of information provided by the media would be of great significance as to how information is perceived in the public.
[This article has been shared by the organizing team of Communique’16]
About the XIMB Business Conclave
The month of August will see as many as 7 business conclaves hosted at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB), one of the premiere business schools in eastern India.COMMUNIQUE was one of the conclaves hosted by the Media and PR cell held on 7th August. Eminent media professionals like Vishnu Som, Editor and Principal Anchor at NDTV and A.S. Panneerselvan, the Readers Editor of ‘The Hindu’ along with many others discussed a topic of relevance in today’s age – Ethics in Media.
Keep watching this space for more updates on the upcoming conclaves.