In this age of “deepfake” technological know-how and TikTok style pace news, journalism is dealing with a disaster both equally at the institutional as well as person degrees, Ravish Kumar, senior journalist and recipient of the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay award, reported on Friday. Cautioning versus straightforward journalism, he reported it was up to the media to pick out between a pond and a sea.

“This is an age in which we are not information seekers, we are narrative seekers,” Kumar reported at a purpose organised to existing the Business enterprise Conventional-Seema Nazareth Award for Excellence in Print Journalism 2019.

He reported even though media institutions, specifically tv news, may well have unsuccessful to maintain the believe in of the persons, handful of people in the job had been growing their boundaries. “We have selected our ponds and we are not prepared to embark on a sea voyage,” Kumar reported, even though pointing out that pursuing true journalism, even if it’s tedious, would help you save the foreseeable future of media. News, which the moment empowered citizens of the country, is now disempowering them, running director, NDTV India, reported.

Ravish Kumar, senior journalist and recipient of the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay award, at the Business enterprise Conventional-Seema Nazareth Award for excellence in Print journalism in New Delhi | Picture: DALIP KUMAR

Earlier in the night, Kumar offered the Business enterprise Conventional-Seema Nazareth Award to Subhayan Chakraborty, a senior correspondent with the newspaper’s New Delhi bureau. Chakraborty was selected for the award for his knowledge of advanced trade and financial troubles.

The award, provided just about every year to a journalist under the age of 30, carries a prize of Rs fifty,000, a silver pen and a citation. Chakraborty is the twenty first recipient of the award, instituted by Business enterprise Conventional and the Nazareth household in memory of Seema Nazareth, a younger Business enterprise Conventional journalist who died on March 19, 1999.

The jury also recognised Vireshwar Tomar of Business enterprise Conventional Hindi version for his contribution on a assorted assortment of topics from blockchain technological know-how to socio-financial troubles.

Talking on the situation, Seema’s father P A Nazareth reported the award was getting absent on his daughter’s beginning anniversary. He also talked about the electrical power of non-violence as preached by Mahatma Gandhi, juxtaposing it versus the menace of communalism in the country. “Religious tolerance was India’s gift to the globe,” he reported.