Report on Activities Conducted by the Mass Media and Communication Club

Date: 27 April 2024


The Mass Media and Communication Club organized an engaging and informative session featuring Mr. Mubarak Ansari, the Managing Editor at Punekar News. The event aimed to provide students with insights into the world of journalism and media, showcasing the experiences and expertise of Mr. Ansari in the field.

Guest Profile

Mr. Mubarak Ansari holds a distinguished background in journalism and law. He pursued his journalism studies at the University of Pune, where he gained foundational knowledge in media and communications. Additionally, he completed his legal education at Bharati Vidyapeeth, expanding his expertise in both legal matters and media affairs. With this diverse educational background, Mr. Ansari brings a unique perspective to the media landscape.

Event Details

The interactive session commenced with a brief introduction by the club’s faculty advisor, highlighting the significance of the media industry and the club’s commitment to providing enriching experiences for students interested in this field. Mr. Ansari then took the stage, sharing his journey from academia to professional journalism.

During the session, Mr. Ansari delved into various aspects of journalism, including:

  1. Media Landscape: He discussed the evolving landscape of media in the digital age, emphasizing the role of technology and social media platforms in shaping news dissemination. He also shared his experience as a crime reporter and the challenges he faced.
  2. Ethical Journalism: Mr. Ansari elaborated on the importance of ethical reporting and the challenges faced by journalists in maintaining journalistic integrity amidst the rapid pace of news cycles.
  3. Career Insights: Students had the opportunity to ask questions about career paths in journalism and media. Mr. Ansari provided valuable advice on skill development, internships, and networking within the industry.
  4. Industry Trends: He shared insights into emerging trends in media, such as data journalism, multimedia storytelling, and the growing influence of  social media platforms.

Key Takeaways

The session concluded with key takeaways for students:

  • The significance of factual reporting and unbiased journalism.
  • The importance of adapting to technological advancements in the media industry.
  • Practical tips for aspiring journalists, including honing writing skills and staying updated with current affairs.
  • The students also got a practical experience of Report writing on the topic “Traffic in Pune City”


The interactive session with Mr. Mubarak Ansari was a resounding success, providing students with a deeper understanding of the media landscape and offering valuable career guidance. The students later also had a brainstorming session on the next activity to be conducted.


Feedback from the students:

The first club activity of Mass Media And Communication Club was held on 27th of April 2024. The students had an interactive session with an eminent journalist Mr. Mubarak Ansari who specializes in criminal journalism and is a managing editor at Punekar news.

We learnt about the basics of journalism and what goes behind the scenes while publishing a news report. The students  also got to know about the principle of “5 W’s and 1H” which helps formulate a news report. Mubarak sir also talked about how podcasts are made and how should a topic be chosen and spoken on during a podcast. They  also learnt about the various job opportunities in the media sector, and how anyone can be a part of it. Sir also talked about how he acts when he gets to know about a criminal incident and ensures that his sources are accurate and his report is perfect. The students  got to know about the hierarchy that one needs to follow while writing a news report.

To conclude the session the students of the club wrote a news article on the issue of ‘ The increase in traffic at Pune University Chowk’ and read the article in front of all the club members. They also understood what needs to be improved in their reports. Overall it was an enriching and new experience for all the members of the club.

  • Anvit Likhate and Param Oswal

Club activities have always excited me, but this time I was even more eager as this was our first club activity for the new academic year. As a child, I was always curious about how things are broadcast over various mediums like television, radio, cinema, etc.

Today, I finally found answers to my unravelling questions thanks to Mr. Mubarak Ansari who is a conventional journalist. His years of experience in the field journalism has helped us to comprehend the basics and has shown us that journalism requires thinking out of the box.

We wrote a mock report on the traffic congestion on the Pune University Circle, which helped us to apply the components of a report.

Truly an amazing session. Loved it!!


  • Aarya Deshmukh
  • IX D

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