Nagpur: “Though journalism is a profession, it is sacrosanct. The journalists are therefore required to maintain its sanctity,” exhorted senior journalist and editor S N Vinod while speaking at a function at Tilak Patrakar Bhavan, here in the city on Aug 24. The function was organised by Nagpur School of Journalism.
He lamented the situation of present journalism in which the editors themselves are not acting responsibly, and as a result the responsibility of journalists has increased more. According to him, certain senior editors having come together have started putting efforts to tackle with such an irresponsible situation and make journalism more accountable profession of pride. He called on the journalists to cooperate in this regard.
Vinod further said, the journalists, while discharging their duties, are required to face several challenges, keeping in view the sanctity of their profession, but they need not fear and should dauntless march ahead, for nothing is much difficult. He cited various examples in support of his statement from the experiences he has gathered during his long journey of journalism.
In his bold words, he outlined how the industrial families and political parties try to impose their monopoly on print media and electronic channels, and even try to dominate the government as well as administration. Such a situation then makes journalists more responsible to face challenges, he added, throwing certain tips before media persons as to how to cope with challenges.
At the outset, Tilak Bhavan Trust president Pradeep Maitra introduced S N Vinod to the audience. The organizers of the event were present on the occasion, informed a press note.