Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Pressing matters

straight from the heart
Jst thought of recollecting the history of 'Pressing Matters'. PM is the official fest newsletter of the Journalism department. The first issue coincided with the first version of the Journalism fest 'Expressions' in 1997. Incidently, 2006 will be the tenth issue of PM.
It was conceived to bring all the journalism students together by way of contributions. The topics vary, with a touch of seriousness. Only once, it was restricted to media as a theme. It is not an achievement of the department as much as the students who are behind the publication- articles and design. One tradition that has been kept alive, in the face of change. The copies of PM also give an old-timer a chance to recollect the talent and creativity of the students who over the years have passed this department. Obviously it is a record of their ideas and the issues of the time, at the same time is showcases the changes the department has undergone.
The exploits of the first symbi fest of 99 have been immortalised in the pages of PM for future generations. Similarly, the saga of internships and concerns of students over issues like dress code and discipline are there for inspiration. The value is something that cant be fully put down here.

9 comments:

milti said...

We'll definitely keep up the tradition! As it is we have a lot to say about many issues...most of us are activists for one cause or the other.

beyond the sky said...

yep!...will do!

frankly speaking said...

sure! and by the way i just realised that outdoor classes are so much more fun than the ones in classroom. i am in fact looking forward to more classes like the one we had recently in birds park!

naresh rao said...

dear Sangeetha, i would also like to take classes in the open-birds park.the reason you may have liked it the other day was precisely because we dont do it regularly. well we will have one or two in the open, when the occasion arises.

HR Venkatesh said...

Dear Sir,
I wonder if you still remember me!i'm struck by the coincidence - i stumble onto your blog and find a reference to Pressing Matters. I wasin that batch that first brought out the journal (along with the likes of biju, jp, lisa, mary and others!). Glad to see it doing so well!

great to see your blog. hope you're doing good...
cheers!
H R Venkatesh (Kunda)

frankly speaking said...

yup bingo! anything that is routine is always less appealing than the rare occurences

frankly speaking said...

bingo!

naresh rao said...

hi Venkatesh, i do remember you. i have been following you rise- ht to ibn. are you based in delhi? we would be glad to have you interact with the students, when in bangalore. regards naresh rao

Me Thinks.. said...

somehow reminded me of Vox Populi! wish we could bring out more issues. iam myself working for my present college newsletter. Its called Dateline Bangalore. i would love to get you a copy of the same once its out.