Volume No. :   10

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2019

ISSN Print :  2321-5828

ISSN Online :  0975-6795


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Social Composition of Broadcast Journalists in India



Address:   Shaik Mohammad Shameer1, Prof. V. Sathi Reddy2
1Research Scholar, Broadcast Journalist, Department of Communication and Journalism, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Public Gardens, Hyderabad
2Department of Communication and Journalism, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Public Gardens, Hyderabad.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2321-5828.2019.00113.X

ABSTRACT:
India is a rich nation with unique diversity, ranked second position in the world population after china. All major religions of the world are living peacefully. The main objective of this study is to explore social composition of the journalists and their status. There is no significant improvement in the working conditions of the journalists belonging to different caste's, in spite of increased media houses/news channels and opportunities from 2005 to 2018. Still, the half percent of journalists would like to leave the profession by superannuation. The present study revealed that the Backward Caste (BC's) journalists were more when compare to OC's and Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes. Around twenty five percent of OC's engaged in desk related jobs (Sub edior, ,Assistant Editor,Deputy News Editor, Editor), nine percent in News reporting and ability to draw a salary above Rs.50,000 per month where as BC's engaged in desk related job (28%), News reporting (18%) and draw salary below Rs.50,000 per month.
KEYWORDS:
Social composition, Caste, Religion, Media, Journalists, Telugu speaking states.
Cite:
Shaik Mohammad Shameer, V. Sathi Reddy. Social Composition of Broadcast Journalists in India. Res. J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2019; 10(2):687-690.
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