Fifth edition of the JLU International Festival of Media and Design held at Jagran Lakecity University Bhopal

April 22, 2022 1:30 p.m. STI

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India]April 22 (ANI/NewsSee): The fifth edition of JLU International Media and Design Festival was held at Jagran Lakecity University in Bhopal.
Organized by the Faculty of Journalism and Creative Studies at Jagran Lakecity University, this annual two-day festival of ideas and conversations was held from April 15-16, 2022.
The festival is designed to help professionals, scholars, researchers, student communities and individuals spark conversation and connection on various themes rooted in media, communication and journalism, advertising and public relations, the design, experiential marketing and films. Speakers touched on a wide range of topics in research and practice in media, communication, journalism and culture through the art of storytelling.
Delivering the keynote address on the first day, keynote guest Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief of India Today TV, said, “Mass media pervades almost every facet of our daily lives and technology is constantly changing the way we to live. These are exciting times for the media but also extremely difficult times. It is imperative that we broaden the conversation, with multiple stakeholders, to recognize where the media should go. I am very happy to be part of this festival and look forward to a wonderful exchange of ideas in this most critical area.”
This year’s edition sparked ideas through a combination of keynote speeches, fireside chats, panel discussions, masterclasses and an exhibit. 24 experts, practitioners and media leaders like Rajdeep Sardesai, Smita Prakash, Josy Paul, Syed Nazakat, Prof. KG Suresh, Amit Bapna, Ashish Kulkarni, Nitin Sethi, RJ Purab, Moushumi Dutt, Mohit Soni, Samir Kumar, Prasenjit Mund, Sushma Gaikwad, Neelabh Banerjee, Mitu Samar, Munwar Khan, Shard Dwivedi, Brijesh Rajput, Prasoon Mishra, Anand Pandey and others addressed, debated and mentored students and scholars in central India over the two days in April 2022.
Jagran Lakecity University Chancellor Hari Mohan Gupta said, “Our relationship with media, entertainment and information is constantly evolving, with media and related sectors becoming extremely ambulatory. The goal of our engagement with the media should now be to enable them to become a tool for community empowerment and change. Ethics, facts, connection with the public and objectivity have always been the foundations of a good journalist. These aspects are even more critical now. This festival, I am sure, will contribute to the conversation in a profound way.

Smita Prakash, Editor-in-Chief of ANI, in her farewell speech on day two, said: “When access to quality information has been a matter of life and death, we have once again seen how much our societies need journalists and media professionals to inform citizens in an increasingly complex world.The hyper-connected world presents enormous opportunities as well as challenges for journalists, but we, as As public intellectuals, let us lead innovation and evolution.To do so, journalists must understand the changing dynamics of social and media consumption driven by the new online paradigm.
A large number of students, professionals and scholars from Central India attended the Festival this year.
The Faculty of Journalism and Creative Studies at Jagran Lakecity University prioritizes pursuing a bold vision to influence and impact how the world connects today and tomorrow. We invite you to explore the Jagran ecosystem for the study of Journalism, Design, Advertising & PR, Films, Entertainment, Events, Photography, Animation, UX&UI, visual communication design and digital media marketing.
The Faculty of Journalism and Creative Studies is a unique interdisciplinary hub of graduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies that combines a variety of fields, experiential learning, innovation and technology. By combining state-of-the-art Gurudev Gupta production and media design studios with creative inspiration, we push the boundaries of creative exploration. We empower students to become the creative leaders of tomorrow.
The four schools in this faculty are ‘Jagran School of Journalism and Communication’, ‘Jagran School of Design’, ‘Jagran School of Films and Animation’ and ‘Jagran Wizcraft MIME School of Entertainment and Events’.
Research and practice are two linchpins of the faculty ecosystem, reflected in its Centers of Excellence and various projects, our various student-run clubs and student media like Lakecity Voice, Lakecity Live, Lakecity Buzz, Lakecity News support interdisciplinary creative studies.
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Darcy J. Skinner