Changing phase of journalism

Journalism and Mass Communication student

When I hear the words, “Media” or “Journalism”, the first thing that comes to my mind is, awareness, G.S, and as well as, an abuse to power.

Today, how media is covering each and every area, and seeing that, I get so much fascinated that how can media, in a short span, control people’s mind? If we glance at our history, yes of course, it did play its role. In freedom tenure, for example, it played the biggest role in spreading awareness, what was actually happening around. Also the time of emergency, in Indira Gandhi’s time. But in my belief, it was limited. Translation: it did not have any sort of influence on people’s lives. But now, from getting up in the morning, till the time we go to sleep, it’s all over our mind.

Here take an example of Anna Hazare, the biggest hero, who is considered to be Mahatma Gandhi’s shadow; he is more than considerable point. Question arises “Why”? Actually we (read Indian people) did not make him hero, it was media, who had charm on these “poor” and “innocent” Indians and made them (including me) ponder over this sensitive old fellow, also popular as “social worker”. If media is really concerned about corruption and wants to help India in being the top most developing country, then why not it is concentrating on, whose body is thin and diminished, but still her eyes sparks. A  North Indian Manipuri lady, who is fasting since ten years for the right cause. Yes Irom Sharmila!

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2 Responses to Changing phase of journalism

  1. Kriti Chauhan says: March 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I likes whatever you wrote. Although I think it is a little too short. But i loved the way you concluded it. Good work. But make it longer cuz for some reason it isn’t covering the whole topic. Underline more on the different innovations that have taken place since then. Rest is fine but I was expecting more. :)

  2. Desmond Coutinho says: March 22, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I agree with Kriti. Maybe the world has changed and you have to be able to tweet. I can’t it’s easier for me to write a five thousand word essay than five hundred. Her body is not thin and diminished. That’s an easy phantasy. I am about to start a 12 week noble silent retreat else I’d offer to do the research for you. But if you did the research and these days that doesn’t involve libraries, you can do it from a computer with google. You’d find there is a link between Hazare and Irom Sharmila. I had been reading the new biography of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the lady and the peacock. There is an interesting thesis explaining why India took to democracy but Burma took to military dictatorship. And if you want to know the difference go visit Burma if you can. I have lived in the West and I appreciate now the freedom westerners take for granted. India is better than other countries. but you see how I ramble. My style is better than yours I am often accused of being a writer, but I assume that’s because few actually read writers these days. The link would be that Hazare twice promised to visit Sharmila and he claims being a Ghandian is about integrity truth saying not wearing a hat or a jacket. Let him keep that promise. His anti-corruption law, well India has plenty of laws, but if he were serious about anti-corruption let him come to Manipur. If he were given Eliot Ness Task Force powers under direct Presidential rule, then he would have a chance to show India how to transform an economy, a society. Manipur is 2.5 million people lost in India’s 1.3 billion. He has a team of advisers. Kiran Bedi has unfinished business in the North East. The problem is you belong to the tweet generation. You don’t know how to research nor do you see the point. But I am an old fart. So long as you continue to learn you will be ok. You don’t have to agree with what is written but at least read more and come up with something more than a tweet. I am not a journalist or student of mass communication but if you write makes me look profound then you need to do more work yes. So work.