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When Narada is declared the original journalist

Narada is presented as the original journalist on Hindi Journalism Day. Even theses are being written to lend historicity to this mythical character. Linking Narada with the publication of Udant Martand is part of the project of infusing Hindi journalism with Hindutva, says Anil Chamadia

Media discourse 

If a day is set aside for each language in which journalism is done in India and the rest of the world – as has been done in the case of Hindi journalism – 365 days would hardly suffice. India has many institutions for imparting training and education in journalism. A journalism department was launched in Panjab University in 1941. But it was not meant for a particular language or languages. Subsequently, separate departments and institutions have been established for teaching Hindi journalism. What is different about Hindi journalism that it requires a dedicated institution?

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About The Author

Anil Chamadia

Anil Chamadia is a senior Hindi journalist focusing on media analysis and research. He edits 'Jan Media' and 'Mass Media', which are Hindi and English journals, respectively, on media issues

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