The Social Communications Commission of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India will organize a national seminar on new media technologies.
The two-day seminar will be held from December 1 at American Center, Kolkata.
New Media Technologies and Emerging Challenges in Communications is the theme of the seminar which is organized in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata.
The seminar aims at benefiting media students and faculty members by deepening their understating of the theme from a variety of perspectives.
It is also intended to provide student delegates of media and their teacher representatives a platform to interact with each other and foster greater participatory learning and collaboration in academic field.
The top body of the Catholic Bishops has invited each university and college to send a maximum of four students and one faculty member of the
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication to participate in the seminar.
The Commission had in 2009 founded a national network called Media Faculties Network (MFN).
The network conducted a two-day national seminar in 2010 at Christ University, Bangalore.
The objectives of the network include fostering greater professional exchange, staff development and student exchange programs, internship, creation and exchange of media books and resources.
It also aims at promoting media research, conducting national seminars on current issues in media, engaging faculty and students in outreach media education programs as part of their academic and co-curricular activities.