Wan-Ifra webinar training on ‘Election Reporting and Verification’

Wan-Ifra webinar registrations closing 6 April 2021

Wan-Ifra webinar
Wan-Ifra webinar on election reporting and verification

Wan-Ifra, in association with DataLeads and supported by the Google News Initiative, is pleased to offer a virtual 4-module journalism training program on election reporting and verification for journalists in South Asia. In this webinar, participants will learn to protect their passwords, secure phones, and build better awareness of resources. 

This training’s main objective is to help journalists use tools and techniques while verifying news during their coverage of the elections. And, this webinar is being offered separately in English and Bangla languages. 

Nowadays, journalists are increasingly vulnerable to digital threats and misrepresentation, especially during elections. At election time, journalists become easy targets of digital impersonation and fraudulent news. Therefore, journalists need to learn how to keep themselves and their sources digitally safe and secured. 

Wan-Ifra webinar dates and timing

The webinar will start on 7 April 2021 and will continue on 8, 12, 15 April 2021 between 11.30 am and 1:00 pm IST in English and between 3 pm and 4.30 pm IST in Bangla. The participants of Wan-Ifra webinar will be newsroom editors, chief of staff, senior reporters, and journalists who want to know more about election coverage, reporting, and verification processes. 

The referents of this webinar include Sonia Bhaskar, Head of TV and Web Synergy, NDTV, India; Sambit Pal, Assistant Professor, IIMC Dhenkenal; Varadarajan Ananthakrishnan, Resident Editor, DataLEADS; Joydeep Das Gupta, Editor, News Sense. 

For more information and registration, you can click here.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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