The impact of information technology, IT, on journalism is on the rise. Cyber networks, whether broadband, submarine cable or satellite based, give professional journalists the speediest way to send news to the newsreaders, said the Information Secretary Hedayetullah Al Mamoon. He also saidMost of the newspapers of Bangladesh have websites; the daily hit on the websites of leading newspapers is many times higher than their broadsheet circulation. Recently the newspapers introduced digital or e-papers, which is a new concept of newspaper marketing’. He said these while addressing as the chief guest at a seminar at DIU Auditorium.

Daffodil International University and Center for ICT Policy Research (CIPR) jointly organized the seminar on “Journalism in the 21st Century: Reshape through ICT” today on June 04, 2011 at 3.00pm.

Presided over by Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees of Daffodil International University the Keynote Paper of the seminar was presented by Mr. SASM Taifur, Chairman, Center for ICT Policy Research (CIPR) and moderated by Prof. Dr. Akter Hossain, Head, Department of CSE OF Daffodil International UIniversitry

The discussant panels were Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, DIU, Mr. Mustafa Jobbar, President, Bangladesh Computer Samity, Mr. Mahboob Zaman, President, BASIS, Mr. Kawsar Uddin, President, BIJF, Professor Mohammad Shorif Uddin, Jahangirnagar University, CSE, Mrs. Ameena Islam, Head JMC,Mr.B. M. Inam Lenin, Executive Editor, Computer Bichitra, Mr. Masrur Hannan, Managing Director, MNHs

Mr. Mustafa Jobbar, President BCS and Mr.B. M. Inam Lenin, Executive Editor, Computer Bichitra were honored for their outstanding performance in the ICT Journalism

A large number of students from the department of Journalism and Mass Communication and Computer Science and Engineering participated in the seminar.