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Journalism, democracy and civil society in India Shakuntala Rao; Vipul Mudgal

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Journalism studies: theory and practicePublication details: London : Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis, 2017.Description: xii, 154 pages : charts ; 26 cmISBN:
  • 9781138240162
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 079.54 MUD
Contents:
Introduction: democracy, civil society and journalism in India / Shakuntala Rao and Vipul Mudgal -- Indian journalism in the colonial crucible: a nineteenth-century story of political protest / Prasun Sonwalkar -- Popular cinephilia in north India: Madhuri shows the way (1964-78) / Ravikant -- A media not for all: a comparative analysis of journalism, democracy and exclusion in Indian and South African media / Shakuntala Rao and Herman Wasserman -- Phantom journalism: governing India's proxy media owners / Saima Saeed -- Shaming the nation on public affairs television: Barkha Dutt tackles colorism on We the People / Radhika Parmeswaran -- Playing reporter: small-town women journalists in north India / Disha Mullick -- The potential and limitations of citizen journalism initiatives: Chhattisgarth's CGNet Swara / Kalyani Chadha and Linda Steiner -- Connecting actives and journalists: Twitter communication in the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi rape / Thomas Poell and Sudha Rajagopalan -- How well do India's multiple language dailies provide political knowledge to citizens of this electoral democracy? -- Our media, our principles: building codes of practice for community radio in India / Kanchan K. Malik.
Summary: Since independence in 1947 India has remained a stable and functioning democracy in the face of enormous challenges. Amid a variety of interlinking contraries and a burgeoning media - one of the largest in the world - there has been a serious dearth of scholarship on the role of journalists and dramatically changing journalism practices. This book brings together some of the best known scholars on Indian journalism to ask questions such as: Can the plethora of privately run cable news channels provide the discursive space needed to strengthen the practices of democracy, not just inform results from the ballot boxes? Can neoliberal media ownership patterns provide space for a critical and free journalistic culture to evolve? What are the ethical challenges editors and journalists face on a day-to-day basis in a media industry which has exploded? In answering some of these questions, the contributors to this volume are equally sensitive to the historical, social, and cultural context in which Indian journalism evolved, but they do not all reach the same conclusion about the role of journalism in Indian civil society and democracy. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journalism Studies.
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Introduction: democracy, civil society and journalism in India / Shakuntala Rao and Vipul Mudgal --
Indian journalism in the colonial crucible: a nineteenth-century story of political protest / Prasun Sonwalkar --
Popular cinephilia in north India: Madhuri shows the way (1964-78) / Ravikant --
A media not for all: a comparative analysis of journalism, democracy and exclusion in Indian and South African media / Shakuntala Rao and Herman Wasserman --
Phantom journalism: governing India's proxy media owners / Saima Saeed --
Shaming the nation on public affairs television: Barkha Dutt tackles colorism on We the People / Radhika Parmeswaran --
Playing reporter: small-town women journalists in north India / Disha Mullick --
The potential and limitations of citizen journalism initiatives: Chhattisgarth's CGNet Swara / Kalyani Chadha and Linda Steiner --
Connecting actives and journalists: Twitter communication in the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi rape / Thomas Poell and Sudha Rajagopalan --
How well do India's multiple language dailies provide political knowledge to citizens of this electoral democracy? --
Our media, our principles: building codes of practice for community radio in India / Kanchan K. Malik.

Since independence in 1947 India has remained a stable and functioning democracy in the face of enormous challenges. Amid a variety of interlinking contraries and a burgeoning media - one of the largest in the world - there has been a serious dearth of scholarship on the role of journalists and dramatically changing journalism practices. This book brings together some of the best known scholars on Indian journalism to ask questions such as: Can the plethora of privately run cable news channels provide the discursive space needed to strengthen the practices of democracy, not just inform results from the ballot boxes? Can neoliberal media ownership patterns provide space for a critical and free journalistic culture to evolve? What are the ethical challenges editors and journalists face on a day-to-day basis in a media industry which has exploded? In answering some of these questions, the contributors to this volume are equally sensitive to the historical, social, and cultural context in which Indian journalism evolved, but they do not all reach the same conclusion about the role of journalism in Indian civil society and democracy. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journalism Studies.

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