Collector M. Veerabrahmaiah has observed that journalists, of late, are becoming ‘king makers' and some newspapers and TV channels are disseminating information either in favour of one political party or group.
Participating in a workshop on ‘Journalism - a view' at Maharajah's College (Autonomous) here on Wednesday, Mr. Veerabrahmaiah said as events published or telecast were being debated in legislatures and Parliament, trained journalists were needed for society. With the implementation of latest technology in the electronic media, competition among TV channels was creating confusion among public, at times leading to unrest, he felt and hoped that the workshop would help train journalists better. D.V.R. Murty, Head, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Andhra University, while recalling works of veteran journalists of this land like C.Y. Chintamani and G.S. Bhargava, suggested that a journalist, while maintaining brevity, must on his own draw a line and work within its limit.
D.R.K. Raju, principal of the college, said that B.A with journalism and mass communication, special English, and political science as combination was being introduced from this academic year. The entrance test is on May 24 and the intake is 60 students.