NEWSPAPER

NEWSPAPER

The very first instance of a newspaper was commissioned by Julius Caesar in 59BC, and it was a daily list of announcements that was carved into metal or stone and displayed publically.

FILM

FILM

In 1929, Janet Gaynor became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress and actually won it for her roles in three movies simultaneously: Seventh HeavenSunrise, and Street Angel. Emil Jennings was the first man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for both The Way of the Flesh and The Last Command The Academy later changed their rules to allow a person to win a single award for only one movie at a time.

RADIO

RADIO

The word ‘broadcasting’, referring to radio transmissions, was originally an agricultural term for the wide scattering of seeds.

TELEVISION

TELEVISION

The inventor of the television would not let his own children watch TV. He once said to his son “There’s nothing on it worthwhile, and we’re not going to watch it in this household, and I don’t want it in your intellectual diet.”

 – Philo T Farnsworth.

Legend of Department of Mass Communication

The discipline of Mass communication started in 1973 as a carrier oriented undergraduate course. The founding committee members appointed by the UGC in 1973 were Prof. Wimal Dissanayaka, Prof. Sunanda Mahendra, D.C. Ranathunge,Edwin Ariyadasa, Prof. M.B Ariyapala and Prof. Ediriwira Sarachchandra. Founding lecturers were Prof. Wimal Dissanayaka and Prof. Sunanda Mahendra. while Edwin Ariyadasa, D.B Nihalsinghe K. Jayathilaka, W.D Amaradewa,D.C Ranathunga and Piyasiri Gunarathna were appointed as visiting Lecturers. Courses were conducted in Sinhala, Tamil, and English (Tamil and English courses were continued up to 1982 only).

Documentary Workshop with Brand Allgood ,American Cinematographer and Documentary film director

A workshop on Make up and   Prosthetic which was organized by the Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya was successfully held on 1st
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