14 Nov 2011

Study Shows Sharp Increase in Media Coverage of Corruption

The Centre for Media Studies (CMS) (logo pictured here) has released a new report about media coverage of corruption between 2005 and 2011. The study shows significant increase of coverage in those six years, especially in the case of television news channels, where coverage has increased eleven fold.

According to CMS director PN Vasanti, an important part of this dynamic took place between 2010 and 2011, when coverage by news outlets doubled. Particularly noteworthy was the impact of Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption campaigns and hunger strike on the overall coverage of corruption-related topics. During the period between July and September, when this story developed, coverage by TV news channels more than tripled.

For the full article on rapidtvnews.com, please click here. The picture above is from indiatvnews.com.