CWC Event: How Do Journalists Tell Stories?
February 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Centre for Writing and Communication is glad to invite you to its workshop
‘How Do Journalists Tell Stories?‘
Hopes and expectations from journalism are immense, but does journalism deliver?
This is a much-contested question in academics, media and popular culture. But do we really know what goes into making a journalistic piece, what does the research for such pieces look like, what are the moments in reporting that make or break a story and is there a semblance between the journalistic process and the ‘end product’ it produces- these are a few questions that this programme aims to delve into.
Journalistic stories are ubiquitous; one can’t avoid them. But if we go beyond the clickbait headlines, do we know what to look for in a journalistic story? This programme aims to make the participants more aware of the making of these stories and introduce to them ‘the gaze’ that journalists have. It hopes to deconstruct this gaze, talk about the hierarchies and blind spots in research and the subjectivity of the journalist.
Date : 12 February 2021, Friday
Time: 5 PM- 7 PM
Bio: Maya Mirchandani is Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism and Media Studies at Ashoka University. For nearly three decades, she was a practicing journalist with NDTV, reporting on Indian foreign policy, conflict and national politics. Maya has won the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism twice, the Red Ink Award for reporting on human rights as well as the Exchange for Media Broadcast Journalism Award for best international affairs reporting.
Jyotirmoy Talukdar is a Senior Writing Fellow (English Language Teaching) at the Centre for Writing and Communication, Ashoka University. He is also a freelance journalist who has regularly contributed to HuffPost India, The Wire and various Assamese dailies.
You can register for the event here: https://forms.gle/
Registration will close on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 1 PM.
A Google Meet link will be shared with registered participants prior to the workshop.