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Media Laws and Ethics- An Introduction to Legal and Ethical Issues in Journalism

"Media Laws & Ethics-An Introduction to Legal and Ethical Issues in Journalism" is a compilation of chapters by renowned media academicians and journalists. Dr Vartika Nanda is Editor of the book (HOD-Journalism, LSR College for Women) & the Foreword has been written by renowned media expert K.G. Suresh, Director General, Indian Institute of Mass Communication / IIMC, New Delhi.

The Story Behind the Book

As Dr Vartika Nanda points out in ‘My Word’, the book has been compiled with special focus on the varied dimensions of media ethics and also the complex world of law pertaining to the issues of media. It is an attempt to clear the cobwebs and create a platform where one can open new windows for discussion. 

Collaboration and Co creation are the new norms of digital society. The book is a pioneering attempt in co-creation by bringing academicians and students together. As she points out in the end, “The purpose was to bring the academicians and the students together i…

Are You the Leader You Want to Be

8th March is celebrated globally as International Women's Day and I thought of celebrating the day by celebrating women leaders. 

"Are you the leader you want to be?" is a book by two women leaders who are inspiring hundreds of women by their own example and also earning accolades especially from the leaders in information and technology industries. 

Manbir Kaur is an Executive and Leadership Coach based in India and Kathy Mitchell is a Certified Professional Coach currently based in Malaysia. 

In this tête-à-tête with Dr Amit Nagpal, Manbir Kaur shares the purpose behind the book and why storytelling is woven in the whole book. 

Dr Amit Nagpal-How is leadership in technology sector different from the other sectors?

Manbir Kaur- I have experience working for technology companies and I can definitely say that we in technology get conditioned in a certain way over the years and our brains and styles are greatly influenced by this. Some of us who have been into technology for de…

Cultivating a Digital Mindset

Dr Uttara Pattanaik on Digital Mindset
Digital mindset it a set of behavioral and attitudinal patterns which are purpose and value driven, connect people and aim for excellence. The digital transformation calls for a culture that is based on equanimity, collaborative & co-operative approach, open mindedness, gratitude, trust and appreciation.
Defining values and role modelling the same in a consistent manner will build trust, ownership and allow people to walk the extra mile to make the transformation successful.

(Dr Uttara Pattanaik speaking on Digital Mindset at Digital Transformation in Context of New India -The Summit held at NDIM, New Delhi)

In a digital transformation initiative, while technology is the key enabler, the actual critical success factor is culture. It is all about people’s mindset and behaviour.  This must be led from top, enabled by HR and constantly reinforced by leadership behavior.  Continuous communication at all levels is crucial.  It is important for people …

Top 10 Blog Posts of All Time- Enlarge Excel Evolve

Ten Years of Digital: 2007- 2017
I began my digital journey in 2007 and recently completed ten years in the virtual world. I had started blogging in 2009 and decided to collate Top 10 posts on my blog since the begining of the journey. Here are the All Time Top 10 posts on my blog. Happy Reading.

1 PM Narendra Modi is my inspiration 
The blog tops the charts with 5,000+ views. In a previous post, I had talked about how PM Modi’s inspirational storytelling approach had inspired me to create 7E model of Storytelling. (7Es of storytelling include Empathy, Emotional connect, Edutainment, Evocation, Eloquence, Energy and Engagement) Read More

2 Personal Branding as an Empowerment Tool
Life is unfair”, we all would have uttered these words at some point of time in our lives. In spite of being equally competent, many of us lose out at the workplace because we are/ were :-

- not educated at a premier b-school or
- educated in a small town or
- gentle/ unassertive nature or
- introvert or
- are phy…