2-day workshop on Urdu journalism concludes at CUK

The two-day workshop on Urdu journalism at Central University of Kashmir concluded at varsity’s green campus here on Thursday.

The workshop “skill enhancement of Urdu journalists of Kashmir” was organised by the department of convergent journalism, CUK, in collaboration with J&K Urdu Council and Anjuman-e-Urdu Sahafat.

On the second day today, veteran journalist Yusuf Jameel delivered a lecture on principles of journalism, importance of news verification and challenges faced by the journalists in the conflict zones.

He urged the students of journalism to read extensively in order to write better.

Noted cartoonist, Bashir Ahmad Bashir, talked about the art of cartoon making and challenges he faced during his work.

He blamed the state authorities for “neglecting” the Urdu language.

Former director, Radio Kashmir Srinagar, HumayunQaiser talked extensively about the technicalities and scope of sports journalism in radio.

Prof Nazir Ahmad Malik, talked about the importance of languages and explained the role of language in communication.

Masood Hussain, editor, Kashmir Life, deliberated upon the challenges faced by media organisations and journalists in Jammu and Kashmir during contemporary times.

News head Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar, Salman Qazi, talked about the technological impact on journalism. Dean, DCJ, Prof. HamidullahMarazi said the department is keen to conduct extensive tours for journalism students to different news organisations for interaction sessions with noted journalists of the Valley.

Coordinator DCJ, Dr. John BabuKoyye, hoped that the workshop would have proven beneficial to the media students and journalists working for Urdu newspapers.