As Future News Worldwide conference kicks off in London today, let’s hear it from Hanna Paul, student at City University as part of the Erasmus Mundus Journalism Programme and one of the three delegates from India participating in the mega event, what she looks forward to at the conference this year.
Some people tell me that they enjoy seeing the world through my words and eyes when in fact, I enjoy writing about other people and the world around us. This is one among the many reasons why I fell in love with journalism. It provides an opportunity to be at two spots at once. The invigilator and the spectator. The world of journalism has changed immensely today as, unlike the days of Doordarshan and All India Radio, anybody connected to the internet can communicate to a crowd or even virtually to a large audience thanks to social media. But how do you stand out from the clutter?
The Future News Worldwide conference, organised by the British Council, Thomson Reuters, Facebook and Google News Initiative is the perfect platform for answering such questions as it brings together top quality journalism and the people behind the scenes of these social media platforms, together. Using social media effectively and finding the line between use and misuse of these platforms are issues both journalists and everyday users face. This is also what I look forward to the most at the conference this year, along with the excellent line up of speakers. The myriad of perspectives the conference offers, with over a hundred students participating from all over the world, is another highlight. The differences in culture, thought process, and ideas are definitely going to make it a unique experience!
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