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Teaching Journalism in Cultural Contexts

Teaching Journalism in Cultural Contexts Editorial Editor’s Introduction vii Asia Pacific Media Educator Teaching Journalism in 22(1) vii–ix © 2012 University of Cultural Contexts Wollongong, Australia SAGE Publications Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC DOI: 10.1177/1326365X1202200101 http://ame.sagepub.com A student from Mumbai was asked in a phone interview why she was applying to study for a Master of Journalism programme at Wollongong University in Australia where I teach. She said, with her experience in public relations, she would like to move into ‘fashion and lifestyle journalism’. ‘Why fashion and lifestyle journalism where in Mumbai the majority live in slums?’ I asked. She demurred. She had never visited the slums of Mumbai, nor would she want to. She is a ‘Brahmin’. She reminded me of my interview with P. Sainath (rural affairs editor of The Hindu, and recipient of the 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism) in Mumbai in April 2006. He said: This April in India, the number of farmers committing suicide in just one region, Vidharbha, crossed 400. This was very poorly covered. Very few national media groups sent their reporters to this region. But, they sent well over 500 journalists to cover the Lakme Fashion Week. And also gave phenomenal space http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asia Pacific Media Educator SAGE

Teaching Journalism in Cultural Contexts

Asia Pacific Media Educator , Volume 22 (1): 1 – Jun 1, 2012

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© 2012 University of Wollongong, Australia
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Editorial Editor’s Introduction vii Asia Pacific Media Educator Teaching Journalism in 22(1) vii–ix © 2012 University of Cultural Contexts Wollongong, Australia SAGE Publications Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC DOI: 10.1177/1326365X1202200101 http://ame.sagepub.com A student from Mumbai was asked in a phone interview why she was applying to study for a Master of Journalism programme at Wollongong University in Australia where I teach. She said, with her experience in public relations, she would like to move into ‘fashion and lifestyle journalism’. ‘Why fashion and lifestyle journalism where in Mumbai the majority live in slums?’ I asked. She demurred. She had never visited the slums of Mumbai, nor would she want to. She is a ‘Brahmin’. She reminded me of my interview with P. Sainath (rural affairs editor of The Hindu, and recipient of the 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism) in Mumbai in April 2006. He said: This April in India, the number of farmers committing suicide in just one region, Vidharbha, crossed 400. This was very poorly covered. Very few national media groups sent their reporters to this region. But, they sent well over 500 journalists to cover the Lakme Fashion Week. And also gave phenomenal space

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Published: Jun 1, 2012

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