Women in Media

Women are less likely to be quoted as experts or commentators. News websites (23%) and newspapers (24%) had the lowest percentage of experts in the news who are women. The sixth Global Media Monitoring Report released in July 2021 has these details and much more. The GMPP reports have been released every five years since 1995

Climate Change Performance

India maintains its strong performance in the Climate Change Performance Index, retaining its 10th place.
India’s performance was rated high in the GHG Emissions, Energy Use, and Climate Policy categories, and medium in Renewable Energy. India is already on track to meet its 2030 emissions target (which is compatible with a well-below-2°C scenario), close to achieving its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) target of a 40% share for non-fossil fuel installed power capacity by 2030, and on course for a targeted 33–35% reduction in energy intensity by the same year.

Journalist attacks

There were 674 instances of attacks on journalists in India from January 2016 to July 2021 according to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED).
These attacks were spread across 273 districts in the country. The attacked journalists belonged to 117 different organizations.

District-wise universities

Among the 742 districts in India, 332 districts have at least one university. Jaipur, with 34 universities is the district with the highest number of universities in the country. This is followed by Bengaluru with 22 universities and Ahmedabad with 21 universities. 146 districts in the country have only one university, according to the AISHE 2019-20 data.

Data Analysis in Excel

Data Analysis is an essential part of Media and Communication Research. Most of the essential statistical tests can be done quite easily with the Data Analysis option on MS Excel. This feature is not available on the default mode of MS Excel but can easily be activated through the ‘Options’ tab. In this video recorded on July 18, 2021, I demonstrate how to use this feature to perform Descriptive Statistics on the ‘Age’ variable of a sample data set.

IAMCR-India Conclave

The IAMCR-India Regional Conclave on ‘Rethinking Borders and Boundaries: The Digital Journalism Context’ was organized by IAMCR-India in association with Press Club Kolkata, Adamas University and Surendranath College for Women on July 14, 2021. Over 30 academicians from different universities and colleges of Kolkata participated in the event.

Digital News Report India

With over 60 crore internet users and a strong base of mobile-only news consumers, the digital market in India is fast growing. Over 45 percent of the respondents in India say they trust the news they consume. The trust in legacy organizations like Doordarshan and All India Radio is the highest.

USP Polls

Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. Specific applications of AI include expert systems, natural language processing, speech recognition and machine vision.
This post also provides a poll on Artificial Intelligence and Journalism.

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