Hindi Television News Media (HTVNM): An Inquiry About Domineering Studio Journalism


Hindi television news media is in a developing and growing stage. Although it might have been inspired or influenced from western TV media, but nowadays it has become an influential medium of mass communication among large Hindi speaking society of India. Studio Journalism is a prominent and critical characteristic of Hindi TV news media. Are abundance of talk shows, domination of anchoring over reporting, aggressive i.e. often quarrelsome discussions making society more argumentative and negative than constructive and creative? Does this Hindi TV news media is sensationalizing the issues disproportionately and making society more talkative and obsessively problem loving than solution seeking? Is this media ready to seriously bear social responsibility or is it only interested in getting 'TRP' i.e. the way to earn money through advertisements from market? Studio Journalism as a main characteristic of HTVNM needs to be analyzed. Is the domineering studio journalism narrowing the role of HTVNM to excluding and limiting the issues among some arbitrarily chosen experts/panelists and audience? Is it also establishing the anchor as an authority to dominate and snub the participants in any discussion and manipulating the issue towards his/her own prejudices or preoccupations? Is this domineering also making media exclusive and arrogant than inclusive or people-friendly? The proposed paper will try to inquire into the above mentioned questions.

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Yogi Chaitanya Prakash, Osaka University, Japan

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Conference: EuroMedia2016
Stream: Journalism

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