Pages of a bygone era

Pages of a bygone era

The department of media studies, Christ University, organised a newspaper exhibition recently which marked the release of the first newspaper in Karnataka — Mangalooru Samachara in 1843.

The exhibition was planned as a prelude to their August mega-event — ‘Media Meet 2014’. The exhibition showcased over 150 different newspapers from across the country and around the world.

The diversity in style and content was on display for everyone’s viewing.

The patrons showed genuine interest in the functioning of media, especially the print media of different countries, often indulging in discussions with the volunteers about the newspapers on display.

The event featured an array of Indian newspapers of different languages including Hindi, Assamese, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Konkani, Bengali and Rajasthani.

There was also a fair representation of foreign language newspapers such as La Republica (Italian), Diario De Pernambuco (Portuguese), Kathimerini (Greek), Mawbima (Sinhalese), Le Monde (French), La Vanguardia (Spanish) and Suddeutsche Zeitung (German).

A number of English publications from various parts of the world were also a part of the exhibit.

Apart from the geographical diversity, the exhibitionalso had on show newspapers that marked important
days in the past such as the sinking of the Titanic, the end of World War I and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr which gathered a lot of attention.

After getting a glimpse of the international and national newspapers, the exhibition also had on display several of the university departments’ newsletters and publications and also from a number of other educational institutions gathered over the years.

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