Public lecture: Liquid Newsroom – How to Cover Indian Elections
In 2019, the world's largest democracy India will hold its 17th general election, where over 20 political parties and as many as a 4000 candidates will try to grab a seat in India's Lower House which has over 400 seats. Journalists and media researchers across the world view Indian elections as a spectacle that offers a glimpse of the functioning of a vibrant democratic process. In Liquid Newsroom - an interactive workshop - media researcher Vibodh Parthasarathi and journalist Divya Rajagopal will take the participants through the process of covering this complex political process.
** Vibodh Parthasarathi is an Associate Professor (on extraordinary leave 2017-20) at the Centre for Culture, Media & Governance, Jamia Millis Islamia, New Delhi. He is also a founding board member at the Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore. His main areas of research and teaching are media policy and media business.
** Divya Rajagopal is an Assistant Editor at the Economic Times newspaper (part of the Times of India group), based in Mumbai. She has previously worked as a broadcast reporter at Bloomberg TV in Mumbai and CNBC TV18 in Chennai. Divya also teaches business and broadcast reporting to media students at Wilson College, Mumbai.