At many news organizations, “social media” has become an euphemism for citizen journalism.  something of a catch-all, a not especially descriptive term for highly differentiated functions. Editors think about social sharing as they’re assigning stories; writers use social channels to find sources and confirm leads; designers incorporate social media buttons and widgets into site redesigns; […]

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By Alok Verma The year 2016 will probably see more and more initiatives coming from bigger media houses for VR (virtual realty) journalism, especially as the technology becomes more affordable. Virtual reality journalism is still so new that it’s not yet clear what would works and what wouldn’t on a broad scale. The medium is […]

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By Alok Verma Sometimes I feel disgusted and sometimes ashamed by the attitude or behaviour of our insensitive Parliamentarians. While the the entire Opposition bench led by the Congress party continues to disrupt‪#‎Parliament‬ in the ‪#‎NationalHerald‬ mess to protect the stature of‪#‎SonialGandhi‬ and ‪#‎RahulGandhi‬ from appearing in the Delhi Court and the ruling NDA is […]

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By Alok Verma I recently travelled to some districts in north Bihar. This was my first ever visit so was the experience. While being in the cities I really felt sorry for citizens living in the crumbled civic infrastructure. Absolutely poorly maintained main roads and many arterial roads connecting localities were literally submerged with overflowing […]

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By Alok Verma Finally, the NSA level talks called off. It is not surprising. Even the two countries perhaps knew it well from the word go knowing their respective positions. with the call off hopefully some sanity may also return into the political discourse which had vitiated the atmosphere so much that it almost looked like […]

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AN INTERVIEW WITH ALOK VERMA By Vani Mittal, PG Student, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University CITIZEN JOURNALISM: CONCEPT AND PRACTICES 1. How would you define the concept of ‘citizen journalism’? Citizen journalism is an opportunity for all those who are on the streets, with the power to report and write whatever they see is newsy […]

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