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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 687) Last page : ( 690)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2019.00113.X

Social Composition of Broadcast Journalists in India

Shameer Shaik Mohammad1,*, Prof. Reddy V. Sathi2

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, vsreddytu@gmail.com

*Corresponding Author Email: smd.shameer@gmail.com

Online published on 25 July, 2019.

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.

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Keywords

Social composition, Caste, Religion, Media, Journalists, Telugu speaking states.

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