21st Century Journalism in India by Nalini Rajan

By Nalini Rajan

The theories and practices of journalism in twenty first century India are mentioned during this quantity. The 4 major sections research: representing the unrepresented - facing the media illustration (or lack) of maginalized teams of society; the plurality of perform - learning the insurance of vital parts resembling economics, felony concerns, technology, arts and tradition and humour; the media in point of view - other forms of journalistic practices; and destiny developments - discussing more recent different types of journalism reminiscent of running a blog

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3 For example, there is substantial evidence that more women than men died when the killer waves engulfed the shores. Most of the reasons cited for the apparently higher female death toll have everything to do with gender as manifested in many of the affected countries, 30 AMMU JOSEPH such as women’s restrictive clothes, their customary inability to swim or climb trees, and their conventional roles as mothers and care-givers. There were also early reports of molestation and rape at some relief camps, of trafficking in women and girls, and of adolescent girls being made to marry older men who had lost their wives in the calamity.

In 1996, The Society of Professional Journalists in the United States, a body dedicated to protecting and improving journalistic standards, dropped the word ‘objectivity’ from its code of ethics. It replaced objectivity with terms like ‘truth’, ‘accuracy’ and ‘comprehensiveness’. Media reporting around queer issues cannot be divorced from the reality of queer people’s lives. If the Indian media has to address the issue of homophobic reportage, it has to stop clinging to the canon of objectivity.

In the rehabilitation and reconstruction phase too, women were disadvantaged, especially with regard to the restoration of means of livelihood. With the plight of fishermen and their losses in terms of assets like boats and nets occupying centre stage, little attention was paid to other economic activities in coastal areas, including those involving women. In addition, the ‘property owner-centric’ approach that generally characterized rehabilitation packages came under criticism for ignoring the needs of people from the fishing and farming communities who do not own boats, nets, land or shops but do contribute their labour and skills to the coastal economy.

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