Arts, Humanities and Social Science

Effect of Local Newspaper in Selection of Environmental News - A Year Wise Study
Prof. (Dr.) Tapati Basu, Tushar Kanti Ghara, Arup Guchhait

Media has an enormous role in communicating information in various kind. Particularly, the print media is serving society strongly with their evolution in various fields including technological aspects. Within the steep competition each media wants to hold their own audience with continuous innovative items. Environment is such a contemporary subject which has a fair demand. In this study, the status of the English and the Bengali dailies in connection with environmental journalism has been scrutinized. This may be concluded that all the newspapers as a whole usually showed their seriousness by selecting environmental ‘Hard News’ in highest number. After 2006, the number-difference between ‘Hard News’ and other ‘News Type’ has gradually increased.

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