Community media refers to a diverse range of mediated forms of communication: print media such as newspaper and magazines, electronic media such as radio and television, and electronic network initiatives that embrace characteristics of both traditional print and electronic media.
(1) Name some famous community media, which are highlighting community issues in your locality? 05
(2) If you are a community journalist, what media you will prefer? What kind of issues you will select to highlight? 05+10
Please read below the main points for this assignment:
Q1 – Points to remember
Community media means the media which is created and operated by media. It could be print media, broadcast media or digital and social media. Its main objective is to identify community interest and must be free from Govt control. It should run on non profit basis.
Unfortunately, we do not see any community media role in Pakistan because the media is under Govt control or runs for profit. It highlights the issues suits them and generate more profit.
We have left no options except to give reference of the available media form print, electronic and digital media operated in Faisalabad:
The veterinary News
Agricultural News Agency Pakistan
Mast FM Faisalabad
Dhamaal FM 94
Humara 90 FM Faisalabad
City 41 TV
Q2. Points to be remembered
If you are a community journalist what media you will prefer?
You can say, Digital media and print media both will be used. Digital media has an upper hand over print media (Online news papers, Twitter, Facebook etc) because it is in reach of many people, information available in a seconds. Feed back is immidiate which allows readers interaction and updating of news in seconds. If some one can not read he can watch or listen the news in Audio and Videos.
What kind of issue you will select?
• Lack of education facilities
• Basic healthcare issues
• Environmental and cleaning issues.
• Infrastructure and traffic rules awareness.
• Social and family rights awareness
• Street Crimes and Law & Order Situation
• Drinking Water issues
And so on
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