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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By Alok Verma The landscape for traditional journalism is being shaken by tectonic shifts in technology, industry economics and audience behaviour. Digital technologies allow anyone to publish, and allow for greater user control over the content received. Audiences are more fragmented in terms of pure numbers, ethnicity, and viewing, listening or reading habits. And the […]

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By Alok Verma Holi and cricket match got over. I hope the issue of Nirbhaya returns for some substantive outcome. Last almost three years Nirbhaya didn’t dominate India’s conscience — the political class, civil society and the media. Thanks to the documentary #India’sDaughter the national conscience got pricked once again for a debate. We are […]

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By Alok Verma In my view people of this country are ready to believe and lend credibility to‪#‎PrimeMinisterModi‬‘s assurances and promises but they suspect every member of his Cabinet on honesty and their words. In today’s radio broadcast ‪#‎NarendraModi‬ had to reiterate his resolve to the issue of black money knowing well that all clarifications made by ‪#‎BJPspokespersons‬ and […]

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Alok Verma The emerging new media world is inundated with multitudes of information. To deal with the humongous flow of information the new-age journalist will require to be adept at filtering information rather than just throwing spotlight on it. But the very idea of the journalist as curator — one who sources, vets and contextualizes […]

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By Alok Verma The online world is faced with an abundance of information. As a result the demand for relevant content is increasing. Online users may already know about news sites for specific reasons either due to its particular location or subject they are most interested in, or even just due to the brand value. But personalization does help a local or niche site […]

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Much like the Google News homepage, YouTube’s news channel aggregates video news content from some of the biggest – and smallest – broadcasters on earth. Also, like Google News, the channel does not actually produce its own journalism. The YouTube news channel has more than 21 million subscribers. Below are the excerpts from an interview that the Global […]

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