CONTENTS:- 1. Role of Journalism in Democracy. 2. Communication Deficit in Democracy and development. 3. Public sphere and media democracy. 4. Human rights and journalistic ethics. 5. Freedom of press and responsible journalism. 6. An Analysis of Parliamentary Privileges in India. 7. Media culture in globalization. 8. Public broadcasting and digital media. 9. Investigative and political journalism. 10. Weblogs and journalism. 11. Forms of participatory journalism. 12. Broadcasting laws in India.
Journalism is the practice of investigation and reporting of events, issues, and trends to a broad audience. Although there is much variation within journalism, the ideal is to inform the citizenry. Besides covering organizations and institutions such as government and business, journalism also covers cultural aspects of society such as arts and entertainment. Democracy is a form of government in which all citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Ideally, this includes equal participation in the proposal, development and passage of legislation into law. This book provides a lively and authoritative introduction to journalism in all its forms. The focus of the book is to show how journalists do their job, not only be explaining the process but also by hearing from those who do it on a daily basis.