Journalism refers to the activity of writing for different kinds of news sources like newspapers, magazines, news websites, blogs, etc. A student pursuing a study in Journalism may acquire a great deal of knowledge from regular lectures and books based on curriculum, but the real learning in this field comes when he/she begins to explore and discover how the real industry works.

Keeping all these facts into consideration, the LPU School of Journalism ensures that students miss no opportunity to learn. Apart from easy access to modern equipment and industry-aligned curricula, they also get to attend informative guest lectures by prominent industry experts.

Recently, they had the chance to interact with Mr. Shakoor Rather, Deputy News Editor, Press Trust of India (PTI), which is the largest news agency in India. He enlightened the budding journalists by conducting a workshop on ‘Newspaper Composition and Design’ during which he introduced them to his practical approach and ideas on the many aspects of the newspaper world, like newspaper reporting, designing and editing.

Motivating the keen learners about discovering the real-world scenario of journalism these days, he also asked them to head past their academic domains and explore as much as they can. Mr. Rather also entertained the prevailing queries and doubts that students had.

Mr. Shakoor Rather

Previously, he had visited LPU to deliver a guest lecture on ‘Impact of Journalism on Youth’, following which a ‘Live Budget 2020 Screening Session’ was also organized for journalism students. Having interacted with Mr. Rather twice, students have gained a lot of useful knowledge and insights on real journalism. Such sessions with the experts are sure to help them build a successful career and enhance the scenario of journalism in India and across the world!

Illustrative, Mr. Shakoor Rather is a highly experienced editor with a demonstrated history of working in the media industry. Holding a strong educational background, he is skilled in writing, editing, blogging, research, social media, etc!