Dubai Press Club (DPC) announced the winners of ‘The Media Students Research Competition’ 2017.
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum honoured winners of the competition. The award ceremony took place today on the side-lines of the Emirates Media Forum (EMF) in the presence of prominent Emirati media personalities, chief editors, and students.
The theme of the competition was ‘fake news’. The competition attracted 58 entries from 10 institutions, which included individual and group submissions. The first place was awarded to students from Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication for their research on how to prevent the spread of fake news.
The second place was secured by Nouf Humaid from College of Mass Communication and Humanities, Ajman University for her paper titled ‘Reasons Behind the Spread of Fake News and Ways to Stop it’. Subsequently, the third position was awarded to the team from UAE University for their research titled ‘Combating Digital Illiteracy and Digital Naivety’.
President of Dubai Press Club Her Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri said that DPC is constantly striving to implement the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to help identify young talent.
“DPC is constantly striving to implement the directives of the leadership to help identify, recognize and foster young talent and facilitate their interaction with local and international media. We always seek to ensure that programmes focused on the youth are a very substantial part of DPC’s initiatives and projects. Through this competition, we wanted to learn how the new generation deals with the challenges that face media.”
The Media Students Research Competition was launched by DPC with the aim of discovering outstanding talent, and preparing the new generation of media professionals to research and analyse the media landscape.