Friday, August 15, 2008

Causeless Journalists: Fourth Estate in the Age of Social Movements

Dr. T.T. Sreekumar, Assistant Professor, Communications and New Media Programme, National University of Singapore, discusses the phenomenon of Causeless Journos in an article distributed by

Besides the exemplary examples of P. Sainath and a few others, he says, scribes in the mainstream media mostly present themselves as “causeless journo/s” (CJs) with pretensions of neutrality and a derision for those who stand up for the causes of the marginalized. The disdain probably arise from their own kinship ties or alliances with corrupt politicians or past association with Stalinist or cultural fascist media organizations.

The Kerala media comes up for special mention.

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