This book explores the transformation of Indian media in the context of two major developments: globalization, which has introduced what are termed as ‘foreign’ elements to Indian culture, and the opening of the floodgates for foreign media to enter the country. It discusses both theoretical considerations and empirical studies related to the role of Indian media.

Indian Media in a Globalised World adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and looks at the role of media in purveying political, economic, and cultural identities. It brings to light the current definitions of ‘we’ and ‘they’, the ‘other’, and how the ‘other’ is sought to be perceived in contemporary India.

The discussions cover all forms of media, that is, newspaper, films, radio, television and online media, along with media policy and the challenges facing the media.

The book will be useful to students and scholars studying media and communication studies, journalism, political science and sociology. It will also be an enlightening read for anybody interested in tracking the Indian media and its development.

Citizen Journalism and the Public Sphere in India1

Citizen journalism and the public sphere in India
UshaM.Rodrigues

Introduction

The production and dissemination of news is undergoing significant transformation. News is now expected on demand, round the clock, and from around the world. Some consider technology to be the prime driver of these changes; however these changes in news production and consumption should not be viewed in isolation. The present news environment and new media technologies uniquely enable public participation in the news process, leading to a wide array of terms that define the phenomenon: user-generated content, citizen journalism and community media to name a few. The Indian public sphere is not immune from this trend elsewhere in the world, where citizens use technology to express their views and ...

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