Mysuru, March 2:- Editors of various newspapers in Karnataka expressed their views during a ‘Discussion of editors’ held as part of the 34th State Conference of Journalists at Suttur on Saturday.
“Journalists should be aware of the life of common people or else we will be pushed into the dustbins in due course of time. Before one hurls abusive words on others, we should know how it feels to be in the receiving end,” said senior journalist Kanka Murthy.
“The number of newspaper readers is decreasing due to social media. They have to be genuinely attracted towards reading newspapers. They only read news that is available online on social media. For this the print media has to develop newness,” opined the editor of ‘Vijayavani’ Channegowda.
Editor of ‘Hosadiganta’ newspaper Vinayaka Bhat Mururu, editor of Andolana Kannada daily Ravi Koti and others also spoke on the occasion.
Ravi Koti opined that the newspapers have to provide what the people need and added that the print media has to stand tall against versus the social media. Vinayaka Bhat said that the reporters need to be given freedom to write and report news stories.
Discussions were also held regarding paid news, problems of rural areas in state borders.
Krishnaraja Constituency MLA S A Ramadass was also present at the event. (KMR, NGB)