‘The Communicator’ fortnightly newspaper launched at NU Lumami

'The Communicator' fortnightly newspaper launched at NU Lumami

The Department of Mass Communication at Nagaland University, Lumami, officially launched their fortnightly newspaper, “The Communicator,” on May 29. The event was graced by the presence of Limalenden Longkumer, the esteemed Editor of Mokokchung Times, who served as the Chief Guest.

During his address, Longkumer highlighted the crucial role played by the Department of Mass Communication in shaping public opinion within a democratic society. He emphasized the need for strong administrative and infrastructural support to ensure that the department can effectively train future journalists who will uphold democratic values and empower citizens.

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Longkumer offered valuable suggestions for the growth and development of “The Communicator.” He recommended registering the newspaper with the Registrar of Newspapers for India and embracing digital platforms alongside print editions to expand its reach. Additionally, he addressed the challenges faced by the community in English composition and encouraged the exploration of solutions to tackle this issue.

The Chief Guest also touched upon the emergence of generative AI and its potential impact on the field of mass communication. While acknowledging the benefits of AI, Longkumer cautioned against an overreliance on technology and stressed the importance of human creativity in the journalistic process.

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The programme, chaired by Rongsenkumla Longkumer, began with a prayer by Salonger, followed by a welcome speech from Arjun Das, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication. Prof. Wangshimenla Jamir, Head of the Department of Geography and Dean of Students Welfare, delivered a short speech, and Kumjong, the Executive Editor, provided insights into the fortnightly newspaper.

The event reached its climax with the official release of “The Communicator” by Limalenden Longkumer, marking a momentous occasion for the Department of Mass Communication at Nagaland University. Dr. Shivajyoti Das Baruah, Assistant Professor in the department, concluded the programme with a vote of thanks.

As “The Communicator” begins its journey, the department hopes that the newspaper will serve as a beacon of inspiration and positively represent Nagaland University while redefining perceptions. The launch of this fortnightly publication marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Department of Mass Communication, and the university community eagerly anticipates its future contributions to the field of journalism and mass communication.

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With the unwavering support of the university administration and the dedication of its faculty and students, the Department of Mass Communication at Nagaland University is well-positioned to make a lasting impact on the media landscape of the region. “The Communicator” promises to be a platform for insightful journalism, thought-provoking discussions, and a catalyst for positive change in society, as it embarks on its mission to inform, educate, and inspire its readers.

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