Bhubaneswar, December 16, 2017: “I do not consider fake news
as an issue in journalism because it is FAKE, and hence not even a news,” said
Ariel Sebellino, Director of Philippine Press Institute.
of the Xavier School of Communications (XCOMM), Xavier University on Saturday,
“News is packaged in such a way that it becomes a journalistic product. Lines
are blurring between legitimate journalism and propaganda, entertainment,
self-promotion and unmediated information on Internet.”
has often been used as “hate news.”
journalists are under attack for publishing against the government”, he added.
Vice-Chancellor of Xavier University Bhubaneswar, E A Augustine, Registrar,
Xavier University, Prof Lourudraj Ignacimuthu, Dean of XCOMM, Areil Sebellino
and Dr Sharon Wilson from University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia on December
15 in the Xavier University campus.
George Sebastian SJ, Visiting Faculty, XCOMM-XUB was released on the occasion.
about how social media especially Google, Facebook and Twitter has evolved as
WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) and how media has lost its empathy.
The first day of the conference ended with eighteen paper
presentations on sub-themes “Issues and Concerns in Social Media and
Communications Sector”, “Social Media and Education”, “Social Media and