Media Utilization for the Development of Women and Children

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  • Author :B.S. Thakur, Binod C. Agrawal
  • Year of Publication :2004
  • ISBN: :9788170222491
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXVI, 169
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Child Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Sociology, Women Studies

About the Book :

Television in India completed 25 years of its existence in September 1984. In its Silver Jubilee Year, the Indian Council of Communication Training and Research organized a national seminar on Media Utilization for the Development of Women and Children in collaboration with UNICEF. The seminar brought into focus the needs and problems of women and children in India and deliberated upon the role television and other media have played and can play hereafter to improve the status of these two neglected segments of the society. This volume contains the papers presented by the participants to the seminar. Apart from the role of television to meet the needs of women and children, the papers also make an analysis of the cost of Doordarshan programme for women and children as well as management problems in production of progrmmes for development.

About Author :

B.S. Thakur (M.A. Journalism, Wisconsin), Professor of Journalism and Communication at Punjab University, Chandigarh has taught at Osmania University and was Teaching Assistant at School of journalism, University of Wisconsin, in his 27 years teaching career. He has done reporting for The Hitavada Nagpur, and editing for the Indian Express, New Delhi. He is a contributing author of The Indian Reporters Guide and co-author of Villagers and the News, Impact of the Radio on Our Villages and Newspaper Reading Habits in Hyderabad Secunderabad.

Binod C. Agrawal (Ph.D. Anthropology, 1970, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA) is a well-known International Communication Research expert. He has a reputation of being innovative in research methods and techniques, institution building, management and teaching leadership. Founder Director of several institutions and a university. Earlier he worked for over two decades and pioneered use of qualitative methods for communication research during the world famous Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE), 1975-76 and led an interdisciplinary SITE social research team of over 100 social scientists. Author of two dozen books and several dozen articles in national and International Journals and continues to publish. He is currently the Mentor of Media Research Centre at School of Communication, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.