JIMS Activities

12th Media Seminar on Growing Trend of Fake News in India

Every year the Department of Communication organizes a Media Seminar for faculties and students. This was held on November 17th 2017. Dr. Ravi K Dhar, Director, JIMS, Vasant Kunj welcomed the speakers, faculties and students and shared his views “about importance of maintaining balance in life and society”. Mr. Hridayesh Joshi, Senior Journalist, NDTV discussed the issue of News vs Fake News in India. He cited many examples of fake news in mainstream media as various national governments are using it to cover up their mis-governance. Dr. Sarvapriya Sangwan, Journalist, BBC, speaking on ‘How to identify Fake News’ discussed the issues of insecurities, perceptions and conditioning. Dr. Anand Pradhan, Associate Professor, IIMC, enlightened the gathering about ‘Sociology and Economics of Fake News’. Mr. Sanu Nair, Communications and Public Relations Professional, BLACKPEN LCC and JIMS alumni spoke on the topic ‘Social Media and Fake News’. He shared that “fake is whatever we receive as rumours from deferent sector of society. With fake news, the facts are twisted/ manipulated as per the need of the sender. It is a growing trend not only in India but globally.