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News Hunters or Ad Gatherers?

Despite their indispensable contributions to print media, the small-town/rural stringers remain as invisible workers and their day-to-day struggles for livelihood go largely unnoticed. This article provides a field-based account on the insecure world of work of stringers, which is characterised by precarious employment with deplorable working conditions. This situation calls for urgent interventions from all stakeholders to promote decent work and fair labour standards for rural stringers.

Plotting Science

Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala by Shiju Sam Varughese, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017; pp xvi + 291, ₹ 995.

Opening a Window, Just

I ndia’s Newspaper Revolution: Capitalism, Politics and the Indian Language Press, 1977-99 , by Robin Jeffrey; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2000; pp xviii + 234, Rs 545
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