With the internet becoming an increasingly pervasive presence in our lives, news consumption patterns have also extensively become dependent on the internet. Social media and the digitisation of news platforms has not only made news more interactive but also exposed the personal lives and opinions of journalists to public scrutiny.
The emergence of new, independent news platforms is yet another development that the internet has facilitated in terms of news reportage and news based content production. This has enable more women to occupy decisive positions of power, thereby creating some change in the hypermasculine gaze of news presentation and interpretation. In this episode, we look at news reportage and consumption patterns through a feminist lens.
Joining our hosts Nishta and Sukanya this week is Dhanya Rajendran. Dhanya is a journalist with a rich body of work to her credit. She started off with Kerala’s first 24 hour news channel India Vision and moved on to work with the New Indian Express and Times Now. She is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The News Minute, a digital news platform that focuses on South India.
Tune in to this episode where Dhanya opens up about helming an independent digital news platform, online harassment, mental health and why journalism is a fun job!
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