About the Book :
The papers have been put together in this book fro wide dissemination and use by teachers of journalism, media practitioners and all others interested in rural press development. It is hoped that this endeavourer should be useful for all those interested in programmes in the areas of rural development, empowerment of rural women and development journalism.
About Author :
V.S. Gupta a Senior media and communication academic is a former Professor, Haryana Agricultural University. A recipient of several awards and fellowships, Professor Gupta conceptualized and implemented a number of training programmes in journalism and communication at the university. As the Country Representative for the Asian Media information and Communication centre (AMIC), Singapore, for a number of years, organised numerous seminars and colloquia throughout the country. He has written and edited, jointly and singly, nine books and a number of manuals, besides having been widely published in India and abroad.
Rajeshwar Dyal, has an experience of 20 years in communication research, training development of training material, interaction with national and international media organisations and activists. Presently, he is working as Media Advisor with Friedrich Ebert Foundation, which aims at democratization and pluralism in media, organising media activities with media in the government and a private sector, academia from various departments and other research institutions. He was with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi for 15 years prior to his joining the present assignment in 1992.