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SRM Deemed to be University has organized a National seminar for academics, journalists and bureaucrats familiar with Media and National Security

Journalism and journalists seem to be under siege and not just from totalitarian regimes. On 12 th
& 13 th March 2018, Young Journalists’ Association – Department of Journalism & Mass
Communication, Faculties of Science & Humanities of SRM Deemed to be University has
organized a National seminar for academics, journalists and bureaucrats familiar with Media
and National Security. Eminent people gave their views and interacted with the student
community at Dr. T.P. Ganesan Auditorium of SRMIST. The Conference is open to all those
interested in the subject.
At the event Presidential remarks were given by Mr. N. Ravi – Publisher, The Hindu Group said
“I am very delighted to be in SRM. The say, pen is mightier than a sword is very true as media
can even report about armed forces if any slightest of demoralizing act traces”. On that note he
quoted many references from various newspapers on theme and added that media is very
powerful. Vice Chancellor of SRM Deemed to University, Dr. Sandeep Sancheti said that he was
very fond of journalism despite being an engineering graduate & scholar. He said that journalism
& mass communication has effects on our lives in routine basis.
The chief guest, Ms. Lauren Lovelace – Consul for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs,
Consulate General of the United States of America, Chennai spoke about Public diplomacy as an
important aspect. She said that the media is evolving in a faster pace through social media and
asked to share positive news for a good impact on society. She also emphasized students to
pursue a career in Public Diplomacy. Mr. M. Ganapathi – IFS (Rtd), Former Secretary (West),
Ministry of External Affairs graced the event and spoke about media being an industry with
constant changes which are significant. He shared his views on revolution in media and current
digital medium stating, media as a powerful tool to alter behaviors. He said National security and
Media are the two pillars of any nation. The event ended with valedictory function with more
shared insights.



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