Thursday, 16 March 2017

Requesting journalism teachers and journalists

Requesting journalism teachers and journalists:

If you come across a story of the following type, please send me a link to be published in my blog. I intend to publish such stories as I believe young journalists in India will be benefited in the long run if these are discussed in such a platform.
If you have noticed, there is a dearth of examples to be showcased and discussed in the classes for Development Journalism/Development Communication. You can comment on such stories so that media teachers and senior journalists can discuss the language, presentation, and details of the story . I believe this will inspire peers, critics, and potential development journalists.
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Mar 16 2017 : The Times of India (Pune)

Latur village transfers all homes & fields in the names of women
There is a village in Maharashtra which is not only run but virtually owned by women. Anandwadi, a nondescript village in Nilanga taluka in Latur district, with a population of only 635, is leading the way in social transformation in the state.
Much before movies like Dangal prompted several villages in north India to put up names of their daughters outside their doors, this tiny village in Maharashtra started transferring the house and the fields in the name of the women in the family . Why , even the names of the women along with their mobile numbers are displayed on the nameplates. They didn't need any film to inspire them -a suggestion made by villagers in their gram sabha meeting was enough to make them approve the suggestion with a thumping majority , and it soon became a rule in Anandwadi.
“Like we bring the goddess Laxmi to our house every Diwali, we decided to honour our Laxmis (wivesdaughters) by taking this decision. Women shouldn't feel the need to be dependent on anyone, since they run the home.Why shouldn't they also own it? This will also help to get rid of the patriarchal mindset of people,“ said Nyanoba Chame, member of the gram sabha.There are about 165 homes in the village, all of them in the women's name, and some people have taken a step ahead and have transferred the fields in the name of women.
The village, like its name suggests, is always happy , they haven't had a police case in the last 15 years and have been awarded as best village award under the `dispute-free village scheme.' The residents of this happy village also want to bring cheer to many others, and for that, the entire adult population of the vil lage has pledged its organs and some of the villagers their bodies for medical research.
“410 people from the village have pledged their organs. From now on the village has taken the responsibility of looking after the health of its residents.So smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking are strictly banned here,“ said Bhagyashree Chame, sarpanch of Anandwadi.
Villagers have just one request from the authorities of the state government, who have not even acknowledged their efforts: to provide for organ transplant facilities in government hospitals in Latur. “Currently , there are no facilities for organ transplant in any of the government hospitals in Latur,“said Ram Sagar, a resident.
The main occupation in this village is farming, but to comfort the parents of girls, since last year all the homes have contributed to conduct the wedding of girls from the village. “Since last year, we have been announcing a date on which mass weddings will be conducted and the entire cost is to borne by . We all contribute, and this takes away one big cause of worry that a daughter's father has,“ said Madhav Nagmode, a resident.
This year, the date is April 29.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

National Conference On “Women’ and Media Past Present & Future” 30th and 31th March 2017

Following from Prof  Dr. Tukaram Daud:
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon

National Conference
“Women’ and Media Past Present & Future”
30th and 31th March  2017

Organized by
Department of Mass Communication and Journalism
School of Arts and Humanities
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon

Senate Hall, University Campus,
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon
P.B.No. 80, Umavinagar, Jalgaon – 425001 (M.S.)

About the University:
            North Maharashtra University was founded on 15 August, 1990, as an exercise of decentralization and reorganization of University education in the state of Maharashtra, NMU is committed to the education on all development in the Khandesh region of the state. University is jurisdiction is over three districts Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandurbar. Recently, According to survey conducted by renowned periodical “India Today” in 2013. North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon is ranked at number 40 amongst 620 Universities in India. Also university Ranks 27th amonst 742 universities in India and first     The campus is spread over 650 acres of land on a hilly terrain with a good landscape and beautiful, spacious, academic, administrative and residential buildings that include 13 Schools which comprise educational departments. Under the leadership of Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. P.P. Patil University has taken up the projects in various fields.  In future University is about to develop Bio – Diversity Park and Tribal Academy.
The School of Arts and Humanities: 
            The School of Arts and Humanities has been established by the university authorities in the academic year 2010-11. At present the school has a total of four educational departments viz. Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Department of Library and Information Science, Department of Arts and Fine Arts and Department of Defence and Strategic Studies. The school has been committed to work in conformance with the objectives of the University for strengthening the teaching and learning processes. Faculties of the School are continuously striving to keep the students abreast of the current knowledge about recent trends of their subject domain and also inculcate in them curiosity about education, research and extension by forming a study circle.
Department of Mass Communication and Journalism:
            The Department has started two years post graduate course called M.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism from the year 2006-2007. Well designed practical and experienced faculties are the backbone of the department. The Department publishes a periodical namely ‘UMAVI VARTA’ It is operated by students. The department always tries to impart the best Journalistic Wisdom and as a part of it seminars, workshops, speeches of major media personalities and the arrangement of study tours are organized by Media knowledge an initiative. The department takes to develop of all individuals and it organizes national and international Media related events and research activities including creative Journalistic workshops. Presently 60 percent of our students working in Print media, 25 percent in electronic and broadcasting media.
Theme of the Conference:
“Women’ and Media- Past Present & Future”
1.      Sub-Theme –
1)     Women in Media during pre and post-independence period
2)     Women in the age of Digital Media
3)     Indian Cinema and Women
4)     Women in Print Media
5)     Role of media in women’s empowerment in India
6)     Women Contribution to Print Media and Electronic Media
7)     Women  images in Electronic Media T.V. Radio, Internet
8)     Women  in Media Production & Media Industries
9)     Portrayal of Women in Social Media
10) Women  Centric Media
11) Women Media & Education

Call for Papers:
            Papers are invited on any of the relevant topics pertaining to the theme of conference. The said conference is an initiative to bring well-know academia, critics, scholars, teachers and students to explore the academic impulse in building of social responsible media. To create greater awareness about the topic and ideas Research Papers on the main theme and sub themes of the conference are invited from well known academician, teachers, researcher and students. Quality research paper including field studies from scholars, researches, teachers and students are invited. Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, North Maharashtra University, shall not be responsible  for any violation of copyright; the author of the respective paper shall be solely accountable for the same.
Paper Submission Guidelines:
            Research paper should be based on main or the subthemes of the conference. It should have proper research questions and should also reflect the findings. Abstract length should be between 250 to 300 words. Full Paper should not be more than 3000 words. It must be typed in Times New Roman font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing using MS-Word application in English and only ISM DVB-TT Surekh Font 14pt in single space Marathi/Hindi. The author should give his/here-mail ID, contact number and address with pin code. At the end of the paper.  The research paper should be submitted to the following e-miles and Contact No.-
1.      Dr. Tukaram Daud -                                                                         Organizing Secretary
Ph. – (0257) 2257446, 2258008, Mo. – 9420438453
2.      Dr. Sudhir Bhatkar -                                                                         Convener 
Ph.: - (0257) 2257436, Mo – 9423490044
3.      Sandip Kedar  -                                                                                  Co-ordinator
Ph: - (0257) 2257445, Mo.- 8600070099
4.      Rahul Kapure  -                                                                                Co-ordinator
Ph.:- (0257) 2257445, Mo.- 9763103431

Important dates :
Full paper with abstract submission:               25h March 2017
Conference dates:                                           30th  &  31 March 2016
Registration Fees:
Delegates from Academic Institutions                       Rs.1200/-  (Full Conf. Kit)
Research Scholars                                                       Rs. 700/-   (Only Folder Kit)
Students                                                                      Rs. 500/-  (Only Certificate)                                                             

 Registration fees include participation in all technical sessions, conference kit, tea and lunch will be provided at the venue. Fee is payable by DD in favour of “Finance & Accounts Officer, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon” payable at Jalgaon (M.S.) INDIA. All the authors of paper and participator are required to pay the Registration fees.

Accommodation: Accommodation will be arranged at North Maharashtra University campus on first cum first served basis. Please inform or mention it in advance your application form.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Call for papers Media Messenger Issue 03

Following from Prof. Rekha Shelke:

Call for Papers  
Paper Submission Last Date is April 20th, 2017                 Volume-2 Issue-3
Dear Researchers / Professors / Scholars/ Students.
          MGM College of Journalism & Mass Communication Aurangabad (Maharashtra) is an oldest college in Marathwada region stepping towards research field with its own research journal. Media Messenger Bilingual Research Journal (MMBRJ - ISSN: 2455-2046) is an Academic journal in the field of Mass Communication and Journalism. This national level research journal is peer reviewed journal with a key objective to provide the platform for different researchers, professors, media personalities and students to showcase their research. We have successfully published our first issue and moving towards second issue.   
Important Dates:
Last Date of Abstract Submission               : March 20th, 2017
Communication Details:
Website      :
E mail         : (Submit Your paper on this email id)
Contact No  : 0240-6454162/ 2480490
Biannual (2 Issue per year)
 Processing Fees:
Single  Author         – Rs.1000 +Bank Charges
Two Authors           – Rs.1400 + Bank Charges
All payments must be made by Account Pay/RTGS/NEFT/Cash Deposit.

Theme of Journal: “SOCIAL MEDIA AS PR AGENT”
In the modern era the importance of social media is inevitable. It has great impacts and influence on policy making process of the nation. Along with creating informed society it is changing the trends of certain attitudes which include propagation of government PR, tradition of agitation, advertisement and social behavioural attitudes. Digital India campaign promoting citizen to become the ‘Netizen’ to raise and solve their issues and participate in the policy making process of the country. Digital society is most punctual in terms of awareness and completing the sender-message-receiver-feedback process. In this journal ‘Social media as PR agent’ theme will elaborate what are the factors, challenges are emerging to our digital society and what impact will have on our democratic or social system.
Sub- Themes
1.      Social Media: Impact and Influence
2.      Social Media: Rise of challenges
3.      Use of Social media in Political Culture
4.      Convergence of Citizen to Netizen
5.      Social media and tempering with information
6.      New trends of political war on social media
7.      Policy making and social media influence
8.      #Hashtag Journalism
9.      Social Media: Audience oriented targeting
10.  New media: Changing trends of opinion in youth
11.  New media: Infoxication and its impacts.
12.  Social media: Changing trends in Teaching , learning process
          Media messenger Bilingual Research Journal publishes research papers and case studies containing original research work of good standard with contemporary relevance from all over the nation. Following types of contributions are considered for publication:
RESEARCH PAPERS (Full Length – Maximum of 8 pages-A/4 size).
LANGUAGE English, Hindi & Marathi 
Author can send manuscript as an attachment in MS word (.doc or .docx) and PDF file

Authors willing to submit their manuscript are requested to carefully go through the guidelines as given below.
1.       The papers submitted without following this style and format will not undergo review process and will not be published.
2.       A research paper containing original unpublished work can be submitted to the Chief Editor at any time of the year. The Journal will be published half yearly in the month of January & July. Submitted paper will be checked for Plagiarism and then will be referred to Peer Review Team. In case of any query other than submissions please send email on
3.       All portions of the manuscript must be typed in Times New Roman for English, Kruti Dev 010 or APS DV Prakash for Hindi and Marathi with 1.5 spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page.
4.       The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper with capital letters.(Font size 12)
5.       The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. ((Font size 10 & 1.5 spacing)
6.       Following the abstract, about 3 to 6 Keywords that will provide indexing should be listed. (Font size 10)
7.       The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject. (Font size 12& 1.5 spacing)
8.       Materials and Methods should be complete enough to allow search / experiments to be reproduced. (Font size 12 & 1.5 spacing)
9.       Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the Conclusions in a few sentences at the end of Discussion. (Font size 12 & 1.5 spacing)
10.   The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief. Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible and should be numbered. Figure (Photo plates and graphs) should be numbered, serially in numerals in order of appearance and prepared using JPEG file for reduction.

II.            REFERENCES
                The references should be in an alphabetical order or listed in numerical sequence on a separate sheet. References should be cited in full in the reference list, including the title and the first and last page numbers.
          The following types of contribution to Media Messenger Bilingual Research Journal are peer-reviewed: Research papers, Articles and Case Study.
          Articles published in this journal, for its content and accuracy the author / contributor will be responsible, editor will not be responsible. Controversial issues & articles will not be accepted & published.
          Selection or rejection of articles, research papers or case studies will be decided by peer review committee and editorial board, the decision of selection or rejection will be irrevocable and it will be communicated to author by email.
C.            PROOF READING
          Proof reading should be done by the author or contributor. The editor of journal will not be responsible for any grammatical or spelling mistakes.

D.           DECLARATION
          A declaration form is attached with this copy at end; every author should sign it and send it to in the form of scanned copy.
E.            COPYRIGHT
          Media Messenger Bilingual Research Journal will acquire copyright of over all published material. Author / Contributors should submit an agreement form in the specified format for copyright transfer and declare about authenticity of the literature and originality of the data, without which the paper will not be published online. This form should be submitted along with proof corrections.
F.             PRIVACY POLICY
      The authors identity in the form of name, email id, mobile / land line number, address or account details will not be shared with any other individual.  
MGM College of Journalism & Mass Communication,
N-6, CIDCO, Mahatma Gandhi Mission Hospital Campus, Aurangabad – 431003
Phone: 0240-6454162 / 2480490


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·               I have seen and approved the content of the submitted manuscript.
·            The paper presented by me is the original work, and not previously published in similar form and not currently under consideration by another Journal.
·            If this paper contains any material (data or information in any other form) that is the intellectual property and copyright of any other person(s), then I have mentioned the reference of it in correct manner or I have taken permission of the copyright from owner(s) to publish that material.

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