Mobile Journalism is the future of media industry: Prof. Dr. Khalid Sultan
ISLAMABAD: The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in collaboration with Business Incubation Center (BICON) of NUML and Digital Broadcast Pvt. Ltd (DBTV.live). organized a four-day training session on Mobile Journalism aka MOJO. The training focused on making human centric stories through mobile phones. The training enriched the students with the technical knowledge and shooting esthetics to promote media entrepreneurship.
The second cohort of almost 100 students took part in the training for Mobile Journalism held at NUML, The Certificates were distributed among students who attended the 4-day long training secession and submitted the assigned task on the portal designed for the students.
Prof. Dr. Khalid Sultan, Head of Department of the Mass-Communication, on the occasion said, “In modern era of technology and social media students must know the advanced tools and apps to work smartly. DBTV is playing its vital role in training students. He further said, “Mobile Journalism is the Future of Media Industry”.
Chief Executive Officer of DBTV.live, Amir Jahangir, in his keynote said: Mobile Journalism (MOJO) will enable students to work on their own, while students can enjoy creativity and ease of capturing being there own boss”. He encouraged students to start their own media ventures and register their companies. He further said, “students should think of working through their own companies in collaboration with media entities and channels rather than becoming job seekers after completing education. This batch of MOJO practitioners should become the new breed mediapreneurs.
GM DBTV.live, Bakhtawar Mahmood said, “we are in the age of digital business and companies who are accepting this fact and are embracing innovation are going to take the lead. Automation and algorithms will be replacing workforce, while creativity and innovative thinking will be on top of the job market. She further said, “Learning Mobile Journalism using the simplest equipment and delivering the task with minimum resources at the shortest possible time will make the MOJO practitioners the leading human resource for media industry in the coming days.
Lead Trainer, Mobile Journalism (MOJO), Ayaz Ahmad, is the ace reporter at DBTV.live He is one of the leading MOJO practitioner and trainer in Pakistan. While lectures on social media management were delivered by Urooj Azmi, who worked as co-team member at Al Jazeera’s Social media team.
Video grammar, shooting and storytelling techniques were discussed and hands on practical experience was also performed during the training. Students were also introduced to smart tools, software and techniques to enhance their storytelling skills.
Digital Broadcast (DBTV) is the first Internet TV in the South-Asian region with an AI enabled newsroom. DBTV aims to disrupt the media landscape in the region with the mission of empowering citizens with information that can be translated into actionable knowledge.
DBTV’s programming focus is future-oriented content that is research and evidence-based, targeting issues that impact the lives of global citizens, while connecting them with the local issues and context. Started in Summer of 2018, DBTV is one of the fasted growing content consuming platforms across all social media platforms including, Web, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat.
The National University of Modern Languages was established as an institute in 1969 to help people communicate and understand each other in different oriental and occidental languages, to assimilate different cultures and to act as springboard for emerging disciplines. Initially, the institute provided language training facilities to personnel of armed forces and other government services of Pakistan. It was upgraded to University on May 29, 2000. In achieving this benchmark of a fully autonomous University, it has crossed many barriers and achieved a status of a seat of learning contributing new knowledge in local and global perspective and now teaches 27 oriental and occidental languages in addition to a number of emerging disciplines. Now, the University has a vibrant and well-grounded research program, offering MS/MPhil and PhD research degrees in various disciplines.
Located in the South West of the stunning capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad, in the backdrop of Margalla Hills, NUML is spread over an area of 25 acres. It can accommodate over 10,000 students for on campus education. There are more than 35 teaching departments. There is a unique composition of student body in the University which comprises of foreign students from Saudi Arabia, China, Korea, Iran, Middle East, Central Asia and other countries, a large number of Pakistani students, armed forces personnel and government officers of Pakistan and foreign countries. The University has more than 500 well qualified faculty members to manage the teaching and research activities in various disciplines. The library of the university has over 150,000 books with facilities of information communication technology. The University has seven regional campuses in all four provinces of Pakistan. These campuses are fully functional and offering programs in various disciplines.