Esteemed independent documentary filmmaker and Producer/Director and Senior Anchorperson of famous program Banam Sarkar of City 42 TV, Mr. Zohaib Saleem Butt visited MCOM 404 (Community Journalism) class. Mr. Zohaib has over 15 years of experience in various forms of media. He was invited to deliver a guest lecture on Community Journalism in the Age of Private Networks. Mr. Zohaib talked about different modes and conventions applied in community broadcasting. Answering to student’s question Zohaib said, “In order to be a successful community journalist students need to write record and edit their reports by themselves”. He talked about the importance of writing script for a community report and he pointed out that a strong script creates a long-lasting impact on local audiences. Zohaib Butt also gave important tips on conducting interviews and identifying case studies for community Journalism. He highlighted the importance of digital platforms that are being used to promote news stories. In the end, he wished all students best of luck for their upcoming Community Journalism projects and offered his technical support and help.
Concluding the guest lecture, course instructor , Assistant Professor of Mass Communication department, Adeel Ahmad Aamir highlighted the importance of academia-Industry linkages and thanked Mr. Zohaib Saleem Butt for his visit.