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Chandigarh to host two-day seminar on "Crises in Media: An Existential Conundrum"
The School of Communication Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, is going to organize a two-day Regional Seminar on the theme: 'Crises in Media: An Existential Conundrum', in collaboration with the ICSSR-NWRC on the 9th and 10th of March.

"Media, often the shaper of identities, is undergoing its own rapid transformation in the blistering pace set by 21st century complexities. Dire predictions of the 'death of the newspaper' have weathered successive challenges thrown up by radio and television only to now face newer challenges in cyberspace. Consolidation, audience segmentation, cost-cutting, convergence, walled gardens, smart pipes are the buzzwords driving the shifting equilibriums of a competitive industry forever looking for new business models.   The consumer, always a game-changer, is now a prosumer, adding to the churn in industry economics," states the concept note of the seminar.

In the seminar, papers based on empirical research will be presented and discussions will be held on the broad thematic areas related to Covering Crisis; Evolving Code, Content and Treatment; Role of Advertising; Public Relations in Crisis Management.

Other interesting topics of the seminar are News as Propaganda; Human rights of journalists; Need for Media Literacy; Vigilantism, activism and slacktivism; Social Contagion; Meme as a message form; The Visual as the Message; Fringe Journalism; Citizen Journalism ; Role of Lobbyists, and many more.

As a citizen journalist and researcher in disability education at Disha-Jaipur, I am going to contribute on the sub-them of citizen journalism with the abstract "Journey as a citizen journalist to make work visible and recognized: A self-reflective action research study."

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