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Media’s Shifting Terrain: Five Years that Transformed the Way India Communicates
Pamela Philipose
Price : ₹ 575.00  
ISBN : 9789352875344
Language : English
Pages : 320
Binding : Paperback
Book Size : 140 x 216 mm
Year : 2019
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Territorial Rights : World
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About the Book

Changes in communication technologies are transforming our social environment. In India, ‘media convergence’ has brought together older (mainstream) media and newer (digital) media, making India one of the most mediatised societies in the world.

Media’s Shifting Terrain explores the social and political impacts of this media convergence between 2011 and 2015, through a study of five media-driven mobilisations that transformed India’s public culture.

  • In 2011 came the India Against Corruption (IAC) protests, one of the largest civil society mobilisations in post-independence history.
  • A year later, in December 2012, there were spontaneous demonstrations of public outrage over the gang rape of a young woman student in a Delhi bus, named ‘Nirbhaya’ by the Indian public.
  • In 2013, we saw the unprecedented arrival of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which assumed power in Delhi through a coalition government.
  • The General Election of 2014 witnessed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerge victorious with a majority no party has achieved in thirty years.
  • Finally, in 2015, AAP swept the Delhi assembly polls against all odds and returned to power.

These mobilisations made effective use of multiple media platforms and, taken together, constitute a turning point in the mediatisation of the country, its society and politics.


Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

1. Changing Journalism

New Media Shapes, New Mediascapes

2. Framing Corruption in Today’s Times

Media Discourse and the Anna Campaign

3. Reverberations in the City

Delhi Gang Rape Protests and Media Convergence

4. cripts, Tweets, Posts, and Verdicts

Electoral Discourse in a Mediatised Age—I: Narendra Modi

5. Scripts, Tweets, Posts, and Election Outcomes

Political Discourse in a Mediatised Age—II: Arvind Kejriwal

6. Multiple Changes, Manifold Impacts

The Conundrums Facing a Mediatised India


Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Pamela Philipose was a senior associate editor with The Indian Express, and is currently Public Editor, The Wire.