SHILLONG, Sep 10: Stranded stories was finally launched on September 7, 2018 which was followed by a theatre performance named Pralaya.
A huge number of people gathered on the launching day including the different media houses which covered the entire event and joined us on this auspicious occasion and turned it into a success.
The theatre performance left the audience amazed performed by the 1st semester students of the mass media department of St. Anthony’s College.
Various competitions were held before the launching of stranded stories which consist of photography, film making, t-shirt designing and storytelling and the winners were announced on that day itself and were awarded with exciting cash prizes and certificates.
The entire event were organized and handled by the students of 5th semester media technologies. The students had put their heart and soul to make this event a successful one.
While acknowledging that there is a lot more to be done, the organizers have said that the work does not end here even as they have requested one and all to keep following stranded stories at the social media pages @stranded stories.
It may be noted here that Stranded Stories is a ewly established online venture run by the students of the Mass Media Department, St. Anthony’s College Shillong as part of a Media Entrepreneurship and Marketing module.
The project is mentored by Course Leader, Rosemary Ishorari and Dr. Daisy Hasan who is affiliated to the Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme at the University of Westminster, London.
It aims to bring a fresh perspective to stories from North-East India through photos, films and other forms of storytelling. The project also aims to invite citizen and professional journalists to collaborate in telling hyper-local and regional stories and simultaneously broadcasting them to the world.
The students have in the course of developing this project, interacted with Samrat Choudhury, who is a writer and the former editor of the Mumbai edition of The Asian Age; Nupur Sharma, based in Oregon, USA who does a fortnightly feature for The Wire (through a webinar session); Pradyot Deb Barman, The head of the Royal House of Tripura, Activist, Writer, entrepreneur,Sportslover, Proprietorship at The Heritage Club - Tripura Castle, Owner/Editor-in-Chief at TNT-The Northeast Today, Mark Swer, Executive Producer, Big F.M., writer and artist; and Nicholas Kharkongor, Indian Filmmaker from Bollywood.