BS-Seema Nazareth Award 2019: Shun ‘easy’ journalism, says Ravish Kumar

In this age of “deepfake” engineering and TikTok type pace information, journalism is going through a disaster both of those at the institutional as properly as particular person ranges, Ravish Kumar, senior journalist and recipient of the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay award, said on Friday. Cautioning towards easy journalism, he said it was up to the media to decide on involving a pond and a sea.

“This is an age the place we are not facts seekers, we are narrative seekers,” Kumar said at a purpose organised to present the Small business Common-Seema Nazareth Award for Excellence in Print Journalism 2019.

He said though media establishments, specifically tv information, may well have unsuccessful to maintain the believe in of the persons, few people in the job have been increasing their boundaries. “We have picked out our ponds and we are not all set to embark on a sea voyage,” Kumar said, though pointing out that pursuing actual journalism, even if it is boring, would help you save the potential of media. News, which the moment empowered citizens of the region, is now disempowering them, managing director, NDTV India, said.

Ravish Kumar, senior journalist and recipient of the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay award, at the Small business Common-Seema Nazareth Award for excellence in Print journalism in New Delhi | Picture: DALIP KUMAR

Earlier in the night, Kumar presented the Small business Common-Seema Nazareth Award to Subhayan Chakraborty, a senior correspondent with the newspaper’s New Delhi bureau. Chakraborty was selected for the award for his comprehending of advanced trade and financial challenges.

The award, given just about every 12 months to a journalist under the age of 30, carries a prize of Rs fifty,000, a silver pen and a quotation. Chakraborty is the 21st recipient of the award, instituted by Small business Common and the Nazareth relatives in memory of Seema Nazareth, a young Small business Common journalist who died on March 19, 1999.

The jury also recognised Vireshwar Tomar of Small business Common Hindi version for his contribution on a diverse range of subjects from blockchain engineering to socio-financial challenges.

Speaking on the situation, Seema’s father P A Nazareth said the award was remaining away on his daughter’s delivery anniversary. He also talked about the ability of non-violence as preached by Mahatma Gandhi, juxtaposing it towards the risk of communalism in the region. “Religious tolerance was India’s gift to the planet,” he said.