Dhanush H wins E A Fernandez Memorial Award Trivandrum Press Club essay contest for journalism students


Thiruvnanthapuram, May 31: Trivandrum Press Club Institute of Journalism student Dhanush H walked away with the first prize for his thought-provoking essay on the aggressive primetime news coverage on television.

The annual essay contest for students from the journalism institute in the capital city is established in the memory of late Mr. E A Fernandez, who was the editor of Manasastram magazine for almost three decades.

Dhanush, a 2015 batch student, will receive a cash award of Rs 10,000 and a certificate of merit. Runners-up Sumith Sam and Muhammed Aslam S will receive merit certificates.

The contest was aimed at engaging the prospective journalists in a discussion on whether aggressive super prime time news shows contributed to meaningful domestic discourses in the society or whether they diminished the real issues and caused news to be treated as entertainment.

The award-winning essays will be compiled and published.

 

 

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