Shillong 15 May 2019 (MMP): A three-day seminar on “Voice of the Grassroots” is being organized by Royal School of Communications and Media at Royal Global University, Guwahati from the 14th May to 16th May 2019. The seminar got underway with a talk given by Dr. Jatin Srivastava Associate Professor, the EW Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, USA, on the topic ‘New Media: Challenges and Opportunities’.
Dr. Srivastava spoke at length on net neutrality, fake news and misinformation, illusion of public opinion, digital divide, trolling, cyber bullying and need of digital literacy. He also explained how companies use people’s personal information and use it efficiently for targeting their needs and behaviours. Dr. Enakshi Roy, Assistant Professor, W.K. University, USA, a resource person at the seminar shared her thoughts on ‘New Media & Censorship’. She said that virality is not always a good thing as it may lead to untoward situations. MMP