I have been hearing of incidents about newspaper agencies not accepting news related to creating awareness regarding health, environment, education. The media (journalism) has become inclined to publish news only that are hot, sensational, but not that might create awareness to the people. The news channels on tv are relaying news that are really not at all important or irrelevant to a common person and moreover they unnecessary create hype by dragging the stories. I sometimes think this is the way that they manage to run day and night. It is really unfortunate if this is the case then journalism which is considered one of the pillars of democrary will loose its strength and power.
so what do we do as educationists
i think we or the community of people should start a newspaper agency, startup a radio station. I don’t think that to run a newspaper agency we really need good hard core hi tech machineries. we just want the relevant, important, inspiring news. after all in the pre-indepence period our national leaders did start newspapers in the times when we did not have the excellence of technical know-how.
initially it can begin by publishing news on weekly basis. there would be volunteers who would collect news. in this way the community itself can create a difference in the society. journalism that shares news of the people by the people for the people.
through radio-station we can relay public lectures, colloquia that are organised by the scientific institutions, universities which are related to empowerment of education.