Report by Priyanka Yadav; Dhenkanal: Students of Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal invited the students of Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir (SSVM) for a visit to the institute’s Media Museum on Monday.
As part of the visit, the students watched a video covering the 9-month journey at IIMC, visited the media museum to see the evolution of media technologies over the decades and the front-page coverage of newspapers covering historic events.
They also took part in a media quiz competition organised by the students of IIMC.
The students visited the television studio and radio studio where bulletins are produced and learned about camera angles, teleprompter, and intricacies of producing bulletins. They also actively took part in various activities in the studios.
“This was my first time in front of camera, now I know anchors read out news from a teleprompter and they don’t have to remember every line of the news items always,” said Rohan, a student of class IX.
“We learned a lot today and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience,” he added.
The students also had an interactive session where they were asked what they want to be when they grow up, the organisers were surprised to learn that no student wanted to be a journalist. The students were then briefed about the interesting aspects of the life of a journalist to spark their interest in the field of journalism.
Regional director of IIMC, Mrinal Chatterjee, presented a memento to the teacher accompanying the students. Picture postcards of the front page of newspapers covering historic events were presented along with newspaper clippings of the kids’ section of different newspapers to put up on the school’s board.
The visit was conducted by students of IIMC’s English Journalism Group A as a part of their event management project.