State Information and Transport Department spokesperson Venkataramaiah said that those who are perpetual students will excel in their fields by constantly improving their skills. The minister was the chief guest at an online training program for journalists organized by the Andhra Pradesh Press Academy on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister lauded the journalists who participated in the Press Academy training program and the senior journalists G. Vallishwar and Umamaheswara Rao who are imparting training with the intention of learning more and more.

Devulapalli Amar, the government adviser, explained the setting up of the Press Academy, training programs for rural journalists, politics and media relations. Reporters want to get in the habit of briefly providing readers with the information they need. With an intent to learn and work in line with changing technology.

District Collector V Vinay Chand said the journalists are a bridge to the people and the government and it was imperative for them to conduct a professional training program. He said that journalists need to upgrade their skills to keep pace with the changing technology and there is a need to provide thorough training on all aspects of the training program for journalists. He said that the news would also come on social media and some of them were untrue. Andhra Pradesh Press Academy is happy to take the initiative and launch an online training program through Visakhapatnam.

Press Academy Chairman Devireddy Srinath said that the Press Academy was taking the initiative to teach the techniques of journalism, to develop more knowledge and to provide training on the field of journalism to interested journalists. Journalists and celebrities who are well versed in the field will teach on the subject with the aim of making the training scientific.

Later, G. Valliswari gave training on news gathering techniques and how to grab the news and Umamaheswara Rao on the precautions to be taken in writing a news story. The program was coordinated by Dr. LVK, Registrar, Vikramasinhapuri University.

Press academy secretary and program organizer Mamidipalli BG Tilak ,Visakhapatnam District Journalists participated through Zoom in the online training program.

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