SGT University Latest News: SGT University’s Faculty of Mass Communication and Media Technology organized a highly anticipated two-day workshop on “Ideation, Pitching & Reporting Stories” featuring the renowned independent multimedia journalist and Pulitzer Grantee, Ms. Safina Nabi. The workshop aimed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of story development and reporting techniques, drawing upon Ms. Nabi’s extensive experience and expertise.
The workshop commenced with an inspiring welcome address by Professor Sushil Manav, Dean of the Faculty of Mass Communication and Media Technology. Professor Manav set the tone for the event by emphasizing the importance of captivating story titles and encouraging participants to invest ample time in brainstorming ideas.
Ms. Safina Nabi further elaborated on the significance of ideation, urging attendees to create fresh and relatable news stories that would engage their audience. To construct a solid and authentic narrative, Ms. Nabi highlighted the essential elements represented by the “5 W and 1 H” framework: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How. These elements serve as the foundation of a compelling story, ensuring thorough reporting. Ms. Nabi emphasized the value of credible sources, such as witnesses, locals, officials, and the police, in gathering accurate information and bringing authenticity to a story.
Throughout the workshop, participants actively engaged in interactive sessions and practical exercises, allowing them to refine their pitching and storytelling abilities under the guidance of Ms. Nabi. The collaborative environment fostered fruitful discussions, where attendees shared their ideas and received valuable feedback to enhance their story concepts. Professor Sushil Manav expressed his gratitude to Ms. Nabi for her invaluable contributions to the workshop and expressed pride in the participants’ dedication and progress.
The final day of the workshop featured an enlightening session on public relations (PR) and advertisement. Ms. Nabi shed light on effective strategies and techniques for communicating messages to target audiences, providing participants with a deeper understanding of these essential aspects of the media industry. A highlight of the event was the interactive Q&A session, which allowed students to directly engage with Ms. Safina Nabi.
Participants had the opportunity to seek clarification, share their experiences, and benefit from Ms. Nabi’s expertise. The positive feedback received from attendees further demonstrated their appreciation for the knowledge and inspiration provided throughout the workshop.
To conclude the event, Associate Professor Mr. SK Pandey delivered a heartfelt vote of thanks, expressing gratitude to Ms. Safina Nabi for her valuable contributions, and extending appreciation to the participants for their active involvement and enthusiasm throughout the workshop. Their support and dedication played a significant role in the overall success of the event.
The Faculty of Mass Communication and Media Technology at SGT University remains committed to organizing such enriching workshops, empowering aspiring journalists and storytellers to excel in their craft. Participants left the workshop equipped with new knowledge, refined skills, and a deeper passion for impactful storytelling.