With the theme “Constructive Journalism: Media’s Search for Solutions”, the 6th CJEN Bangladesh Networking Conference 2022 starts today at Khulna University. Mass Communication and Journalism Discipline (MCJ) of Khulna University (KU) and DW Akademie jointly organized the conference at the KU campus.
The conference's purpose is to bring together academics, researchers, and industry-leading experts in the sphere of communication and journalism who are interested in exploring the problems and prospects of these sectors.
Dean of the Social Science School of KU Prof Dr Md. Nasif Ahsan, Program Director Bangladesh DW Akademie Priya Esselborn, Chairman of Dhaka University's Mass Communication and Journalism department Prof Dr Abul Mansur Ahmed addressed the program among others with KU MCJ discipline head Prof Dr Abdullah Abusayed Khan in the chair.
Faculty members of KU MCJ discipline-- Mamunor Rashid, Sara Monami Hossain, Chuton Deb Nath, Nishat Tarannum, Shariful Islam, Mazidul Islam, Shamim Hossain, Md. Mahdi-Al-Muhtasim Nibir, Safayat Hossen, Farzana Tasnim Pinky and Md. Uzzal Talukder were present at the conference.
While delivering the keynote speech, Journalist Ajoy Dasgupta said that it is time for our news media to practice constructive journalism where the audiences can find out a solution to a problem. “Journalism is becoming social media-centric though there are risks and challenges.
The goal of constructive journalism is to gain the trust, of the state, society and the entire community. Journalism should be the carrier of positive change,” he added.
Five different sessions were held on various topics and around 50 delegates from different universities, media houses, and organizations of the country participated in this conference.
It is noted that the Communication and Journalism Educators Network (CJEN) is a non-profit organization of academicians who are experts in the field of communication and mass media. DW Akademie is an international center for media development of Deutsche Welle (DW), a Germany-based international broadcaster.