Guest lecture on ‘Writing for magazine: Scope and structure of News Feature’-2022
Guest lecture on
‘Writing for magazine: Scope and structure of News Feature’
Organised by: Department of Communicative English and Media Studies, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous), Patna University
Experts involved: Ms. Chinki Sinha, Editor, Outlook
A truly great magazine surprises, even shocks and connects in nano second. Writing for magazines is an art, not everyone is born with it. So, in order to make the students polish this art of writing, the Department of Communicative English and Media Studies of Patna Women’s College organised an online guest lecture on “Writing for Magazine: Scope and Structure of News Features” on 29th August 2022. The lecture lasted for an hour and Ms. Chinki Sinha, a veteran in the field of journalism, was the day’s guest speaker. Ms. Sinha is the first female Editor of Outlook magazine who also happens to be the first Editor for any political magazine in India.
Patna Women’s College also holds the title of being the alma mater to this truly revolutionary figure. Ms. Chinki talked about the key attributes a journalist should have, including patience and focusing on the unusual aspects of a story. She also encouraged students to not lose hope and be consistent with the story and pay attention to not only what a person speaks but also the body language and other symbolic aspects.
Towards the end, she spoke of how patriarchal and stereotypical the field of journalism tends to be for women. She shared her experience of being subjected to hatred and suppression just for being a woman journalist in a leadership role.