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Even as mainstream “legacy” media faces a crisis of trust, small and independent start-ups across India plough new furrows catering to larger audiences, armed only with cheap digital technology and a hunger for the truth

Issue Date : 21 March 2022

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Banaras Diary: The City Of Gods And Other Stories

Banaras is the home of Shiva, and like everywhere else, he resides almost everywhere—from under a peepal tree to the big temples.


National

Shifting Tides: How The Cookie Crumbled For Congress In Goa

Split in opposition votes among TMC, AAP and RGP was unexpectedly large, a factor that crushed Congress’s aspirations and brought BJP to power

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Punjab’s New Media: A Story Of Avoiding The Mundane

Much of the Punjab assembly polls were fought on new media outlets. It was another matter that these proliferating outlets rarely added value to the discourse


National

Theme Song: The Sweet Melody Of Election Music

Across UP’s hinterland, young YouTubers were busy scraping a living by recording campaign songs in record time for the assembly polls

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UP Election: Notes Of A Parachute Journalist

Journeying through Uttar Pradesh in poll season and trying to make sense of the sounds and sights


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Finding Their Mojo: How Independent Media Became The Newsmaker

Small, tech-driven, nimble, independent news media are like voices talking back from the abyss, challenging the government and the legacy of mainstream publications


National

Other Voices: Rise Of New Platforms Run By Dalit Youth And Others

Empowered with access to the internet and burgeoning social media platforms, the rise of new platforms run by Dalit youth and others indicate the emergence of a distinct space where stories about marginalisation and caste atrocities are being told.


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Journalism In Rural India: PARI Is No Fairy Tale

Founded in 2014 by award-winning journalist P. Sainath, PARI focuses on rural journalism that mainstream media usually ignores, including the farm crisis, resource conflicts, healthcare and issues of Adivasis, Dalits and women


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Keeping Ambedkar’s Legacy Alive, One Story At A Time

Mooknayak, meaning hero or spokesperson of the mute, was the first newspaper launched by Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. Today, its heir apparent, The Mooknayak, carries on his legacy by reporting stories that mainstream media avoids.


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Her Space, Her Story: Women In Regional Media

Journalists from regional, women-run media talk about the daily hurdles they face while covering issues concerning rural women that often go unreported


National

How Dalits Are Telling Their Own Stories

Dozens of Dalit journalists have started their own YouTube channels and websites to become the voices of the community.


National

Dial M For Media: The New Muslim Voice

Small, independent media platforms are becoming the voice of Muslims, away from the majoritarian narrative


National

News From Goa: Fast, Cheap And Truly Independent

WhatsApp, local ads and loyal patrons ensure small independent news media setups in Goa don’t succumb to pressures of money and muscle of the rich and powerful


National

Media And Manipur: Courage Under Fire

Independent journalists are always in the government’s line of fire in the Northeast state


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How Farmers' Protest Also Gave Birth To An Alternative Media In Punjab

Regional media have emerged as a bulwark against a centralising and hyper-nationalist polity and mediascape


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The Invisible Newsmakers: Heard And Seen But Never Recognised

Local journalists, whose ground reports from the boondocks often get ‘picked up’ by mainstream media, lament lack of recognition and remuneration, especially during elections