By- Banibrata Datta
Professor Journalism & Mass Communication (FTFMI-INDIA)
Journalists of Tripura took a step towards upskilling themselves in the digital age with the start of a two-day workshop on “Digital Journalism and Social Media Use” organized by the Assembly of Journalists (AOJ).
The workshop kicked off on Friday at the Agartala Press Club, aiming to equip journalists with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the ever-changing digital media landscape. Participants will receive hands-on training on various aspects of digital journalism, including content creation, online verification, social media engagement, and ethical considerations in the digital space.
Over 100 journalists from different districts across Tripura are attending the workshop, eager to gain practical skills and insights.
Leading experts in the field will guide the participants through the program. On Saturday, Professor Biswajit Das from the University of Calcutta’s Department of Journalism and Public Relations will share his expertise, followed by a session by Devjyoti Banerjee, founder of the renowned digital education platform “Seven Boat Academy”.
The workshop’s significance was underscored by veteran journalists Shekhar Dutt, Vice President of AOJ, and Shanit Debroy, General Secretary, during the inaugural ceremony.
They emphasized the growing importance of digital journalism and the challenges journalists face in the digital age.
They highlighted the need for journalists to adapt to the changing landscape while upholding the core principles of ethical journalism and maintaining the classical style of news writing.
With the proliferation of social media and everyone becoming a self-proclaimed news source, the workshop serves as a crucial opportunity for journalists to equip themselves with the necessary skills and knowledge to maintain the sanctity of journalism and continue delivering accurate and reliable information to the public.