Headlines From the Heartland

Headlines From the Heartland

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Based on over 150 interviews with journalists, readers, publishers, politicians, administrators, and activists, as well as expert content analysis, this book tells the ongoing story of the press in the Hindi heartland. Against the backdrop of the relationship between press and society, author Sevanti Ninan describes the emergence of a local public sphere; reinvention of the public sphere by the new non-elite readership; the effect on politics, administration, and social activism; the consequences of making newspapers reader rather than editor-led; the democratization of the Hindi press with the advent of village-level citizen journalists; and the impact of caste and communalism on the Hindi press.Both Deccan Chronicle and Hindustan Times were to sell blocks of share in 2005 to finance a move out of their ... In March 2005, ahead of the joint entry by two Hindi media stalwarts (Zee TV and Dainik Bhaskar) into the English newspaper market ... Unlike similar forums organised by India Today and Hindustan Times, there were no glamorous figures, but a number ... investment in the Hindi market took place with the chief executive of the investing group, Independent News aamp; Mediaanbsp;...

Title:Headlines From the Heartland
Author:Sevanti Ninan
Publisher:SAGE - 2007-05-08


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