Back to the Basics: The need for political journalism that transcends ideology
With people often calling out journalists for being ‘biased’, and with a society and polity that are undergoing constant change, the task of a political journalist has become more challenging.
Rapid changes cannot be properly captured and understood without removing one’s own ideological blinkers and biases. The journalist of today must have an open mind, her ear close to the ground and a discerning eye. She must be willing to take her cues not from her own pre-given frames of analysis but be open to capturing what people are thinking on the ground and be ready to tease out new frames from field insights. This requires a return to the basics and a lot of ideological unlearning.
Join us for an insightful conversation between Ms. Marya Shakil & Dr. Vikas Pathak, on what challenges confront the political journalist of today and tomorrow, and how the journalist can triumph over these challenges for more insightful and informed reportage that captures society rather than addressing echo chambers.
Who Should Attend?
- People working in/ associated with News organizations
- News enthusiasts
- Journalism students, scholars & faculty
- Policy makers (Information and Broadcasting)