ON REC Media Fest                                                                                     

International Day for Biological Diversity 2021- Intra Collegiate Fest
On the occasion of International Biological Diversity Day, Department of Media studies (PG) organized ON REC Media Fest 2021 through virtual mode on 22 May 2021. The theme of this fest was “We are part of the solution #for nature”. The idea behind choosing this as a theme was to draw student’s attention towards the fact that biodiversity continues to be the answer for a significant number of sustainable development challenges. The fest provided a platform to the creative minds with artistic challenges to empower them to think beyond boundaries and it also aims at bringing the best talent among the students.

The valedictory session was held at 4.30pm. Dr Sakila Nongmeikapam, Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies (PG), Kristu Jayanti College gave the valedictory address. Dr Juby Thomas, Head, Department of Media Studies (PG) felicitated the organisers and the participants. Throughout her speech, she encouraged the budding journalist to think differently and think out of the box. She also mentioned the significance of competitions a in a student’s life and how events are helpful in providing students with a great learning experience. She also motivated the students and appreciated the class animator for organizing such an important event and the participants for their enthusiastic participation.

The results for the events were announced, with enthusiastic applause and encouragement from the audience. The events, namely, Best reporter, Best TV News Anchor, Best RJ and Best Cartoonist, the submissions were taken through Google forms. The competition was opened to all first year MA Journalism & Mass Communication students. Media. Twelve students participated in the ON REC Media Fest and the winners were awarded. The students who received the awards in the four categories were:

Best Reporters – Rumi Besra and Swetha Prasad
Best TV News Anchor – Karan Ashwath
Best RJ and Best Cartoonist – Chanchal V Thilakan
The response for the fest was heartening as the entries received from the young competitors left an positive impression on everyone associated with the event.

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Kristu Jayanti College nurtures budding journalist to be industry-ready. ON REC, the intra-collegiate Media Fest (First Edition) is organised to foster the skills and talents of students. The fest aims to enable students to grow up as journalists who are courageous to stand out and raise their voices against the fabrication of reality. ON REC is a compendium of events that test the creativity, intellect and technical skills of the students. Students learn the craft that is important when they are in the media industry. Participants are provided with a platform to prove that they have the potential to develop new skills that can come handy.

The first edition of ON REC consisted of eight events which covered all the genres of the media industry.

REVERB - The RJ Competition was held to enhance the technical knowledge of radio and communication skills in students. Various creative rounds were organised to help them familiarise with the voice modulations for radio and to bring out the RJ in them.

IRIS - The Photo Essay focused on building the photography and storytelling skills of the students. Students were presented to create photo-story about a common topic at a short period of time.

TAHAL - Video Walk encouraged students to capture precious moments about a place and put various camera techniques learned in class to practice.

FRAME IT - Story Building competition tested the creative and spontaneous streak of media students. Students had to think out of the box and come up with a unique perspective of the images shown.

CRITIQUO - Ad Critique provided a platform for students to understand the creative as well as the marketing side of an advertisement. Students critically analyse advertisement and presented their arguments in this event.

CREATIVE HIVE - Designing Competition was conducted to prove the proficiency of the students in graphic design software and visualisation.

SAMVADH - PR Event made students capable of handling stress in the corporate field and develop a communication strategy for the client.

EXPRESSIO - Demo Press introduced various celebrities on stage to meet the press.

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