Television in Bangladesh: News and Audiences (Hardcover)

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This book examines the role of 24/7 television news channels in Bangladesh. By using a multi-sited ethnography of television news media, it showcases the socio-political undercurrents of media practices and the everydayness of TV news in Bangladesh. It discusses a wide gamut of issues such as news making; localised public sphere; audience reaction and viewing culture; impact of rumours and fake news; socio-political conditions; protest mobilization; newsroom politics and perspectives from the ground.

An important intervention in the subject, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of media studies, journalism and mass communication, anthropology, cultural studies, political sociology, political science, sociology, South Asian studies, as well as television professionals, journalists, civil society activists, and those interested in the study of Bangladesh.

About the Author

Ratan Kumar Roy is Research fellow at the Centre for Culture, Media & Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. He was trained in anthropology and sociology at the University of Dhaka and South Asian University, and has worked as a television journalist in Bangladesh. He was a Residency Fellow at Asia Culture Centre, Republic of Korea in 2018 and is a member of Early Career Scholars Advisory Committee of International Visual Sociology Association. He has authored many articles in journals and chapters in books. He has also made documentary films and feature stories for television.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367354459
ISBN-10: 0367354454
Publisher: Routledge Chapman & Hall
Publication Date: December 29th, 2020
Pages: 238
Language: English