About the conference
Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr B R Ambedkar launched his first newspaper, Mooknayak, on 31st January 1920. It is exactly after 100 years, the Department of Mass Communication wants to organize the National Conference titled “Dr. BR Ambedkar and Ideological Journalism” to celebrate the event and to pay rich tributes to the Journalistic efforts of Baba Saheb and building the Nation through Journalism.
For Dr Ambedkar Journalism was the mission to voice the demands of the voiceless and to give strength to the perspective of the underprivileged. The title Mooknayak, which literally means the leader of the Dumb, signifies the importance of the voice of the voiceless. The Ideological Journalism was a powerful weapon to counter the misinformation and disinformation, first realized by Baba Saheb.
In this context, the relevance of Dr. BR Ambedkar’s ideas and his contribution for the cause of the downtrodden through journalism need to be discussed, debated and emulated. In this backdrop, the National Conference entitled “Dr. BR Ambedkar and Ideological Journalism” is being organized by the Dept. of Mass Communication, Telangana University. This is to take a new perspective and to understand and highlight the role of media for the cause of the downtrodden and the underprivileged sections of the country.
- Historical evolution of Journalism in India–Media for Dalit and Bahujan Issues, Dr Ambedkar and Media.
- Ideological Journalism, Emergence of Alternative Media, Media Scenario at the Global, National, and State level.
- Media for the Voiceless.
- Media Ownership and other issues.
- Media and Politics.
- Media and Society.
- Media for Social Causes and Change.
- Emergence of Social Media and the dawn of Digital Activism
- The changing dynamics of Media Policies
- The qualitative and quantitative change in the functioning of the Media.
- Expansion of Media and New Audiences.
- Media and the Underprivileged.
- Social Networking Sites/Social Media and its uses and disuses in Dalit and Bahujan Activism.
- Media and Women, Children Issues.
- Participation of Dalits, Bahujans and Women in Media and many more issues.
- The Case Studies and success stories and failure episodes of Ideological Journalism in India.
The last date for the submission of Full Papers is 16th Jan, 2020.
- Academic/Industry delegates: Rs 500/-
- Research Scholars: Rs 300/-
- Students: Rs 200/-