The Talk Journalism Show - Vox Media Festival, a three day talk show giving insights into journalism was a grand event that was attended religiously by prominent journalists, authors, ministers, publicly renowned personalities and representatives from Google, YouTube and Instagram.
Dainik Bhaskar was the Print Media associate for this event.
Tabulated at Hotel Fairmont, a gorgeous hotel outlay on the Delhi Road, the last day of the event took place on Sunday, July 31, 2016.
In the Talk Journalism Show - Vox Media Festival, a photography workshop was also methodized by Instagram India.
The journalist expressed views on the disturbing state of the news channels in the country and stated her opinion for the students to not take up or make television journalism as their career path.
Ms. Dutt expressed that he toughest of the interview to conduct till date has been that of Smt. Sonia Gandhi. The latter does not express views on any matter whatsoever. Ms. Gandhi is an early riser in the morning (03:00 AM) and is an admirer of the American Political Drama series House of Cards. She loves to watch the series in her pastime.
The session ‘Independence of Media - Then and Now’ was a session commemorated and taken by the Former Union Minister Arun Shourie.
Mr. Shourie believes that some news channels are working as the headline management company for the government.
Actions have not been taken by the government on Operation Blue Star or Panama Papers. Government officials on being asked the cause behind this responds that written notices have been sent (in the form of letters) which have not got a response.
Mr. Shourie questions that in a technically advanced economy where one resides, are we really waiting to write letters and notices and waiting and pondering over their responses?
RTI, NGO etc, must regularly monitor the work of the government, this is what Mr. Shourie believe in.
Media must never negotiate or make deals out of facts and the genuinity of data. Certain industries and investors are getting into the media sector.
Content is being sold, and this leads us to question ourself, how will the freedom of media be seen in such a scenario? Media must always put up questions.
Media people and journalists turn cold feet on questioning the Modi government and instead of bringing concerning issues into the limelight, bring forth other unimportant news.
Information Technology experts from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) discussed about the issues concerning the stoppage of the mobile internet services by the government in light of national security.
To live without the mobile internet services in today’s modern society seems like an impossible task. Why does the government block the internet services and this step by the government, is it right or wrong.
Such matters were debated on in the session ‘Trigger Happy Nation - Mass Blocking Of Internet In Crisis’. People namely Mr. Arvind Gupta (IT Sales HEad, BJP), Mr. Ankit Lal (IT Sales Head, AAP) were present in this session. The session was moderated by Shivam Vij.
Mr. Ankit expressed that in the past 1 year, internet services have been shut down in the country at 13 places. The government shuts down internet services to hide the administrative failures and looks for an easy way out to complete its obligations.
On the other hand, Mr. Arvind Gupta expressed that shutting down internet services has nothing to do with political matters. Closing down of internet services merely is done in the health of national security and public disorder.
The importance of stringers was also discussed in one of the sessions in the Talk Journalism Show - Vox Media Festival. The session named ‘Breaking News - Stringers Tell Their Story’ was organised and taken by the political editor of NDTV, Mr. Rahul Srivastava.
Every year near about 10000 stringers enter the media and journalism industry, out of which a very low number of candidates secure a proper job.
The rest of the crows is forced to work for the media in distant districts or change their career line.
90 per cent of the breaking news in the media and journalism industry is supported by the stringers.
Journalist Prakash Chandra Hota stated that in providing the breaking news, stringers are are provided 10000 rupees.
On hearing the blasts in Chhattisgarh, a stringer went on site to obtain information and news but was captured by the Maoists.
The incident and happenings of all what happened there was known only to that stringer, but the police arrested the stringer on account of being associated with the Maoists.
Stringers hailing down from Print Media have a better knowledge about the understanding of how things work and the usefulness of news and data.
Stringers are the ones who suffer cost cut. Journalist Ravikant expressed that the struggle and pains taken by a stringer are not valued in front of a senior journalist.
Lifestyle journalism has taken a shift and advancement in the past few years. Branding and public relations are bringing down their weight on the lifestyle.
Social media has changed the ways news reporting.
All this was discussed in the session ‘Changing Face Of Lifestyle Journalism’ by Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar, member of the former royal family of Udaipur and journalist Jayraj Singh.
The session was moderated by the news editor of Dainik Bhaskar Ms. Prerna Sahani.
Mr. Jayraj believed that to be associated with lifestyle journalism, it is not mandatory to belong to the elite class, but to understand that style, one must be inclined towards it. Mr. Mewar stated that there is a huge and quick change in the consumers, readers and viewers.
People want to portray themselves as being ideal on the social media, but amidst all this, they must also pay heed to their culture.
Ms. Sahani stated that in the next five years, the lifestyle market will rise by a 12 per cent, the value of which is said to be 394000 crores INR.
All this will give a rise to the experiential reporting of the food, travel, apparel and automobile industries.