Teachers told to inculcate the habit of reading newspapers among students

K M Dayashankar


WARANGAL:  Senior journalist Pandilla Laxma Reddy has informed the teachers to educate the students to inculcate the habit of reading newspapers, especially the English newspapers to update and improve their knowledge.

“A newspaper is like a textbook. It gives valuable information on various subjects and enables us to improve our knowledge”, he stated. He also pointed out that newspaper reading also helps in effective communication skills among the students and get them updated with lots of information.

He was delivering a lecture on  ‘Article writing in Journalism’ as a part of the ongoing three-week Industrial Training Programme for English and Computer and Commercial Practice (CCP) faculty members of Government Polytechnic Colleges organised by the Department of English of Kakatiya University following the directions of the  Commissioner of Technical Education.

Mr Laxma Reddy, a Special Correspondent for an English news daily Telangana Today, stated that the print media was under severe stress with the advent of electronic media first, and then the social media including the websites in the recent years.  “Despite threats from social media including online media and electronic media, newspapers have not lost their relevance. They still had their own importance due to various reasons.  Cultivating a habit of reading the newspaper regularly will certainly improve one’s communication skills and confidence levels,” he observed and suggested the participants ensure their students make use of their access to news.

He also explained nuances in filing news for the daily newspapers, different types of news, feature stories, and articles. Reddy, who is doing his PhD in English, also detailed the differences between the articles in newspapers and magazines and articles in research journals.

The three week-training programmes commenced here on Monday.  Senior Professor and former Registrar Prof Kontham Purushotham, Head of the Department P Nirmala, former Head of the Department, Dr Deepa Jyothi, former Dean of the Faculty of Arts Dr Srinivas Vooradi and post-graduate students of first and fourth semesters were present.

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