Hyderabad, January 28, 2019: Fathers of the nation Mahatma Gandhi experimented with truth, but the same truth is missing and slowly disappearing in the mass media said Prof. DVR Murthy, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He participated as Chief Guest in the valedictory session of the Two-Day National Conference on “Changing Dimensions of Media: Psychosocial, Cultural and Political Correlates”, organized by Gandhi School of Humanities & Social Sciences (GSHS), GITAM Deemed to be University, Hyderabad Campus, in association with Public Relations Society of India, Hyderabad Chapter and Press Club Hyderabad, today. To trust the news one has to read 3-4 newspapers, he told. Six to ten media houses have been controlling the media and monopolizing, he added. He advised that keep away from the mass media for a peaceful mind.
Aggressive behavior among the children is developing by watching the violence, murder or suicide news at least two in a day, Prof. Murthy said. Mobile god jets are causing sleeplessness, skin and eating disorders, he told. The major source of good culture is parents, schools, religion and mass media, but the parents are not able to control their wards, schools and mass media are also failing in this regard, he express unhappy. Social media playing the alternative role, but the trust is lacking behind, Prof. Murthy told.
Dr. P. Venugopal Reddy, Chairman, PRSI advised installing a community radio in GITAM Hyderabad. He also announced that PRSI is going to organize its 41st three-day national conference in Hyderabad in the second or third week of December 2019.
Prof. N. Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM Hyderabad Campus, in his presidential address, wished that GSHS also can popular like OU and Koti Women’s College Journalism Departments. Sri D.V.V.S.R. Varma, Resident Director appealed that don’t press the wrong things. Kavya Chelli proposed the vote of thanks. The participants express it is a wonderful session for them in their feedback. Ms., Convenor also took part on this occasion. Dr. D. Suresh Kumar.