February 5, 2023

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

SKDMA launched to provide platform for digital media

SKDMA comes into force in the wake of Union I&B minister announces digital policy

Bengaluru, Dec. 6: It is a historical day for digital and social media as the Suvarna Karnataka Digital Media Association (SKDMA) came into existence with the launch of its logo on Monday with much fanfare to provide a platform and forum for digital media members.

The logo was launched by noted music director V. Manohar, SKDMA founding president Gandasi Sadananda Swamy, Vijaya Karnataka online editor Prasad Nayak, actor Dingri Nagaraj and DX Max CMD SP Dayanand. The logo was launched at the Kondajji Basappa auditorium at the Bharat Scouts and Guides at palace Road.

Speaking on the occasion, Vijaya Karnataka online editor Prasad Nayak said that there was a dire need for SKDMA in the recent days and it has come into existence to safeguard the interests of representatives of the digital and social media, said Nayak. The digital media was like a bubble on the water and it could burst at any time. But with the existence of SKDMA it plays a crucial role in the future of digital media. The hitherto unorganised digital media has become an organised sector and come under the umbrella of SKDMA. It helps in shaping of the future of the digital media and the forum helps fight for their rights collectively, he added.

Although the media in the digital form came into existence about 25 years back it faced a path of thorns. The digital media was revolutionised only after the advent of Unicode. Unicode helped the target audience to read the content not just on the system but on their palm (mobile phones) too.

Congratulating SKDMA founder Gandasi Sadananda Swamy Nayak said that the association helps demand its rights, recognition from the government.

Senior journalist Shivakumar Bellitatte said that digital media gives news instantly. However, the content creators must verify the facts and figures as it reaches at lightening speed.

Further, he added that there is a dire need for rules and regulations as the social media have mushroomed in the city with no regulations or limited self- restrictions.

As many as 24 senior journalists were felicitated with the first year SKDMA awards considering their contribution to the filed of mass media. They were presented with jerkin, helmet, calendar and T-shirts.

Those felicitated are: Prasad Nayak, Online Editor, Vijaya Karnataka, Somashekar Kavachur, Bureau Chief, ETV Bharat, Kannada, Shivakumar Bellitatte, Senior journalist, Vishwavani, Shantala Dharmaraj, President, Karnataka Women Journalists’ Association, Nanjundappa V, Senior Journalist and anchor, Mini Joseph, deputy editor, The Hindu, Bansy Kalappa, Political chief, The New Indian Express, N.B. Hombal, Special Correspondent, Deccan herald, Samaga Sheshadri, Chief Reporter, Hosa Diganta, Tulasi Kumar, Deputy Chief Reporter, Vijaya Vani, Badruddin Mani, Senior Political Editor, Public TV, Maruti Pavagada, Senior Political Reporter, Vistara Media, Rachappa Suttur, Senior Jounalist, Zee News, K. Mukunda, Karnataka News Bureau Chief, E Nadu, Shivu Jonnalli, Senior Reporter, TV5, Chandrashekar G, Editor, Sanje Express, Y. Maheshwar Reddy, Special Correspondent, Bangalore Mirror, Santosh Janglikoppa, Senior Reporter, Prajavani, Abdul Hameed, Chief Reporter, Prastuta, Mangalore, Taranath, Chief Reporter, V4 News, Veerabhadrappa, Senior Reporter, Prajanudi, Vadiraj B, Chief Reporter, Udaya Kala, Sameer, Senior Reporter, Vartha Bharati, James, Senior Photographer, Sanje Vani.

Rakesh Jain is instrumental for the wonderful logo launch programme, who organised and produced entire event.

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