Visit to National Broadcaster DD News
The Maharishi School of Media organized a one-day educational visit to the National Broadcaster of India- DD News, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi-110001, on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Ms. Ritu Prashar, HOD, MSM along with staff members, faculty members and students of the department visited the News Channel which is India’s state owned broadcaster and has an excellent state-of-the-art studio and transmitting infrastructure.
During the visit to the DD News studios, students were mentored by Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor Mr. Ashok Shrivastav. He gave the group a tour of the newsroom and critiqued their presenting skills in the studio. The students were guided around the production studios and shown the sets where all the recording takes place. They were explained the difference between real and virtual sets. The visit focused on learning the technicalities and functions taking place behind the scenes in the functioning of a TV channel. The students learned about the PCR, studio, newsroom, how news is fired, and most importantly, the workings of a news channel.
The students were also taken to the server room, where they saw how the prepared programmes were lined up to be uploaded to the satellite. Shri Mayank Kumar Agarwal, Director General, Doordarshan, gave his valuable time and interacted with the students of the Maharishi School of Media. He also gave some tips for being successful in the field of media. He said that "if you want to move forward in the field of media, then you have to develop the habit of reading and the ability to put your thoughts into words, then only you can become a good media person." Along with this, Mr. Aggarwal also wished the students luck in the future.
The aim of the visit to the channel was to familiarise the aspiring journalists with the reality of their craft in the electronic media. The students interacted with reporters and editors at the Channel. They demonstrated the process of converting events occurring in day-to-day life into news stories for the public. The students were also guided about career prospects on the news channel.
The trip to Doordarshan was really educational and eye-opening since the students were able to get a taste of how the electronic media industry operates in real life. The various departments in Doordarshan also provided students with an understanding of what fields exist behind the scenes.
All the staff members and faculty of the Maharishi School of Media, viz., Ms. Ritu Prashar, Mr. Shivam Yadav, Mr. Sunil Kumar Yadav, and Mr. Mohan Singh Rawat, and students of the Maharishi School of Media, had a fulfilling educational visit to DD News.