After a day of 16th November National Press Day, ‘ National Journalism Day is celebrated every year i.e. on 17th November in India to observe the freedom thoughts and speech of journalists.
India’s National Press Council decided to celebrate Press Day and to honour Journalists Journalism Day.
These media play an important role to make the people aware of the social, political, economic and commercial changes that take place from time to time.
History: Journalism Day 2020
The description below is about the history of starting modern journalism and how it helps in democracy.
John Dewey, an American Philosopher and Walter Lippmann, a writer communicate each other’s views on to the role of journalism in a democratic society during the 1920s.
That was the beginning time of modern journalism and now we can understand its contribution in connecting between the government & citizens.
Gradually they became an essential part of democracy by informing the government’s policies and reflecting the public opinions.
Who is the father of Journalism?
In India, James Augustus Hickey (an Irishman) regarded as the father of journalism.
He published his newspaper from Kolkata on January 29, 1779, namely ‘Bengal Gazette’ or famously known as ‘ Hickey’s Gazette’ which was the first Indian newspaper.
List of some awards for Journalism?
- Bharatendu Harishchandra Award
- Ramnath Goenka Award
- Red Ink Award
- Siva Prasad Barooah Award
- Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award
- Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Puraskar
- Chameli Devi Jain Award (for the woman)
Law for journalism
India government has set various laws for the sake of journalists. Policies intend their scope of examine. It also counts what the Press should broadcast or not.
They are provided with some power unlike a normal being and they can take the interview of celebrities, politicians and other famous personnel.
Some journalists have given special protection by the government according to their field of work.
National Journalism Day Celebration
In schools, colleges and in journalism institutions this day is observed and it inspires the students towards journalism.
On this occasion, they call and pay great tribute to some famous journalists of their province.
They try to make them happy, feel special & appreciate for their sacrificial work on this day by giving them rewards.
Our government honour journalists by giving them awards for their unforgettable contribution to journalism.
Nowadays it is hugely celebrated in social media by posting or sharing the Happy Journalism Day Quotes, stories & pictures, as well as by putting different hashtags like #happyjournalismday, #Journalismday2020 etc.
Why the standard of Journalism going down day-by-day?
In this 21st century, the world today has become, in a sense, much smaller than what it was in the past where everyone was reading the newspaper, listening to the radio and watching TV.
But now we all have a smartphone in our hand to view or know any current situation of the world. They don’t need to read the newspaper or watch TV etc.
We became very close to one another nowadays. I think it is the main reason that people do not show much interest in it.
Every individual is now a journalist, it is the time of social media.
In results, they couldn’t get TRP and eyeballs. Some other factors are that, spread flourishing of many fields of Journalism and competition among them.
Lack of appropriate knowledge and well-matured journalists to provide better news to the public.
Well, this is from my point of view. If you have some other query, then don’t forget to comment on the comment section below.
Quotes on National Journalism Day
Journalism at the end provides us with news, view, art, science etc. And educate us by informing the current affairs.
We came to know about social, economic, national and international developments.
It prepares the government by exposing its loopholes and social, political and economic injustice. It helps to protect people’s rights.
But all is not well with Journalism, it has a bad impact too on the nation because of bringing some improper news misleading people.
So, it is very important that we should be perfect, wise and impartial in journalism. We should not be the mouthpieces of any political party.
We all should realize that we shoulder a great responsibility in building the nation and the character of the people.
No government should ever try to impose any sort of restrictions on Journalism.
Freedom of Press and journalism should be regarded as a very important factor in a democratic country.
So, these are some of the information on this day and I guess I have covered some of the main headings and bring all the quality information for you.
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