Dhenkanal: Celebrating 200 years of language journalism Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal is going to organize a seminar on ‘Future of language journalism’ on 6 August, Monday. The first language newspaper, Digdarshan in Bengali was published in 1818.
The seminar, organized in association with Odisha State Open University (OSOU) and Odisha Journalists Union (OJU) will be graced by senior media academician Subir Ghosh, Registrar of OSOU Jayant Kar Sharma, HOD of Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Nagarjuna University Dr Anita Gaddipaty, Senior Journalist Sandeep Sahu and Editor of Daily Hiranchal Jugal Kishor Samal. As per the schedule, Dr. Gaddipaty will deliberate on Telugu Journalism while Ghosh and Samal share their views on Bangla and Odia journalism respectively. Sandeep Sahu will deliberate on the future of Broadcast and Digital media in Odisha.
It may be noted here that 4 August happens to be Odia Journalism Day. On this day in 1866 the first Odia newspaper Utkal Deepika was published.