By Sevanti Ninan & Subarno Chattarji

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Since its inception in early 2001, 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. Key Features : The book offers criticism, debates, self-reflection, and analysis of the mainstream Indian media - that has been largely absent. It provides insights into media practice under wide-ranging heads such as politics, conflict, corruption and other related and contemporary issues. About the Author : Sevanti Ninan is Founder-Editor of The Hoot. A journalist and media critic, she is the author of Headlines from the Heartland (2007) and Through the Magic Window (1995). She has written columns on media for The IndianExpress, The Hindu, and Mint. Subarno Chattarji is Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Delhi. His writings on the Indian media have been widely published and include Tracking the Media (2008). Readership Students and scholars of media studies, sociology, and culture studies, journalists and media professionals

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Author Sevanti Ninan & Subarno Chattarji
ISBN 9780198089186
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year of Publication 2013


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