Sunday, March 23, 2008

Manipal Media Students’ Convention 2008

on April 18 and 19, the Manipal Media Students’ Convention 2008 (MMSC ’08).

What is MMSC?
MMSC is a formal Convention - the first and only venture of this kind in India. The foremost aim of this Convention is to bridge the gap between the Industry and the Individual. It will act as a platform for creating awareness and encouraging debate about various aspects of the Media.

Why Media?
Well, we live in a very fast world, an ‘information obsessed society’, so to say. In today’s world, it is extremely important to understand this crucial tool, which shapes – and sometimes transforms – the society.

This Year’s Convention…
A very wise guy called Francis Bacon once said, “Knowledge is Power”. Taking off from there, the Internet is a Nuclear Arsenal in the hands of today’s generation! In the years to come, the Internet and New Media will definitely make a huge difference to the way we perceive society.
Solely for this reason, the theme of the first edition of the Convention – MMSC ’08 – is ‘Communication through the World Wide Web’. Participants and the guest speakers will discuss and debate about innovations like Blogging, Podcasting, Social Networking…

Manipal Bloggers’ Meet
Ladies and Gentlemen, behold - The Manipal Bloggers’ Meet (MBM)! The first ever Bloggers’ Meet in Manipal, the MBM is open to ALL Bloggers in and around Manipal, irrespective of their background. It is also open to people who will be in Manipal on the designated date.

The Media Council
The Media Council is the dream of veteran journalist & honorary director of MIC, Dr. MV Kamath. The Media Council is to be a national body fostering the confluence of various mainstream media. MMSC will be the foundation for the same.

MMSC will be the impetus required to encourage & appreciate the inter-disciplinary spectrum of media. It is a long term goal to create & sustain a growing group of aware & responsible media personnel under the umbrella of the Media Council. Annual MMSCs will help propagate this desired awareness regarding every major section of media.

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