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An Introduction to Journalism: Principles and Techniques

Sumit Narula (Author) R K Jain (Author)

Advertisements of India Shining, spiritualistic image-making of political leaders have become a very common practice over Indian media. In India, having kicked-off a process of economic reform quite early, the forces of privatization and globalization have given a free rein to dramatic changes in the country’s media. Amidst a deluge of film-based entertainment, news and current affairs provided by private channels, All India Radio and Doordarshan, once the country’s officially anointed public service broadcasters, have become undecided incarnations of their former selves. This time in the history of Indian media is critical, it’s overwhelming in the quick and dramatic changes over the last few years. Today’s vastly changed media scenario calls for a recasting of the role of media in promoting pro-social change.

The purpose of Journalism is to provide people with the information they need to be free and self-governing –as clear a statement of purpose as has ever been written. They are paid by the corporation but work for their readers, their copy is screened buy editors who are appointed by management, the pressure of entertainment news eats away at their purity, and their owners, more and more coming from outside the news business, are motivated primarily by the bottom line. The departments of journalism started renaming themselves after the mid-1970s as department of journalism and mass communication, department of communication, department of journalism and communication, etc.

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About the author

R K Jain

Dr. Rajendra Kumar Jain Principal Scientist and Head, Regional Research Centre, Indian Grassland, Fodder and Agro-Forestry Research Institute, Avikanagar. He completed M.Sc. in Botany in 1970 from the University of Rajasthan and Ph.D. in 1986 from the PG School, IARI, New Delhi. After working as lecturer in Botany and Research Associate he was selected for the Agriculture Research Service (ICAR) in 1976. He was posted at IGFRI, Jhansi. He served as Head, Division of Plant Protection, from 1990 to 1993. He is widely travelled and has visited the U.K. and The Netherlands under the Indo-U.K. Forage Project sponsored by ODI, U.K. He has published more than 100 research papers, review articles and chapters in edited books.

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Bibliographic information

Title An Introduction to Journalism: Principles and Techniques
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Regal Publications
Language: English
isbn 9788184841442
length viii+291p., Illustrations; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.