Sevanti Ninan & Subarno Chattarji (Eds)
Title The Hoot Reader: Media Practice in Twenty-first Century India
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Oxford University Press 2013
019808918X / 9780198089186
Seller ID 110240
The Hoot has held a mirror to the way journalists have practiced their craft in India. Known for flagging uncomfortable truths and raising hard-hitting questions, the site examines ways in which Indian media does (or does not) fulfil its mandate of strengthening public debate, and of providing a voice to the powerless and marginalized. The Hoot Reader archives some of the best critiques of journalism written over the past decade on topics ranging from media ethics to questions of objectivity, bias, and the implications of corporate ownership. Highlighting the Indian media`s immense political and ideological influence over our lives, this collection discusses how national issues such as communal violence, elections, terrorism, the judiciary, and corruption are shaped by it. In reporting how the media covers India, it reports on the complexity and promise of India itself. Meticulously ed and thematically organized, this oeuvre of deeply engaging, informative, and analytical pieces will serve as an eye-opener for all those who are curious and anxious about the role and future of media in this country. Printed Pages: 368.
The Hoot Reader: Media Practice in Twenty-first Century India Sevanti Ninan & Subarno Chattarji (Eds)