Late Journalist Shesh Narain Singh Remembered, First Edition Of Memorial Series Held In New Delhi
New Delhi, May 31 (TNA) Late veteran journalist Shesh Narain Singh was fondly remembered by his family, friends, peers and admirers at the Constitution Club in the union capital on Tuesday evening as a symposium was held in his memory. Deputy Chairman on the Rajya Sabha Harivansh was the chief guest.
Singh passed away on May 7 last year due to Covid, plunging the media world into mourning. Hailing from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Singh had carved a niche for himself in both print and broadcast journalism and was known for his sharp grip on the political situation in the country. His take on contemporary politics was incise and often bang on mark.
His friends recalled how he started started his career and how he climbed the success ladder braving hostilities and obstacles that often a small town young man would face. Speaking as the main speaker on the first edition of the symposium, held on the topic: Journalism, today and tomorrow, former journalist Harivansh narrated the challenges that the mainstream media faced in wake of the growth of the digital and social media and cautioned the scribes present on the occassion against the erosion of credibility that media was facing.
He also quoted several books, surveys and studies to buttress his point that life, specially in th media world was fast paced and changing drastically, threatening the survival of newspapers as they were in the past. While one has to embrace technology, he said, time had also come to reasses the opportunities and strengths of mainstream media and to innovate and devise special ways to catch the fancy of the readers once again.