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Journalists are generally on the side ofprogress and reform; yet they are deeply sceptical about all the major institutions of society except their own. The very notion of self-criticism has become taboo to journalists, and the word itself has become a semantic flame, which attracts outraged moths, both legitimate and illegitimate. For every hundred exemplary works of literarhy criticis, there is probably just one on journalism. There is, quite simply, little or no important critical literature concerning journalism, especially within the Indian sub-continent. The newspaper or broadcast channel may foster such literature in every other field; it does not foster it in its own domain.

Why ?

As a momvement concerning political economhy of socio-technological spheres, the knowledge of how media functions, its historical relations with the society, technology, labour and science is vital to understand how media has evolved with changes in socio-cultural changes. It also reveals how media and state interfaces with increasing technological ventures. This discussion certainly rises the critical thinking potential on representation, gender, oppressed, institutional dominance, objectification, hyperrealism, etc…

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