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Prez urges media to be more alert in presentation of news

Prez urges media to be more alert in presentation of news

India Blooms News Service | | 19 Jan 2017, 09:15 pm
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IBNS): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday uged media to be more alert in presentation of news while taking into account differences of opinion.

Speaking on the occasion of 35th anniversary celebration of Aajkal, the Bengali daily published from the city here, he said, all people go through daily newspapers after waking up with a cup of tea or coffee.

"And they obviously love to read vividly the paper of their liking too," said he.

Mukherjee spoke his likings for Aajkal for its new way of news presentation, small editorials, where news are analysed critically and with enigma. He reminisced the beginning of the paper in 1981, when Gour Kishor Ghosh was editor and Ashok Dasgupta was the editor of the sports page with popular Kutty cartoons, where in one occasion President as the then Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission was cartooned as a caged bird.

While delineating on the news presentation in various dailies, he cautioned media to be more alert in presentation of news taking into account differences of opinion and reiterated that intolerance in democracy, whether in media or elsewhere should be eliminated as in Parliamentary democracy, there are three elements like debate, dissention and decision.

"And all these three elements should be dealt with utmost care to avoid any turmoil," he opined.

The President said that running a newspaper is really a difficult task and to make it more modern require handsome investment as well as modern mindset with technological evolutions.

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