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About this book
This is a collection of essays by prominent Indian and South Asian environmental journalists. The essays examine this specialization of journalism both historically and in the present. Underlying almost all the essays is the changing nature of media in the region and the dilemmas facing environmental journalists writing on a subject that is a new entrant to the field of journalism.
Preface - Frederick Noronha and Keya Acharya Foreword - Darryl D'Monte PART ONE: ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM AND ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING Environment Stories, Among the Most Challenging - Lyla Bavadam No icing, just bread and butter This Separate Category - Kunda Dixit Environmental Journalism at the Time of Economic Liberalisation - Richard Mahapatra Environmental Journalism since Economic Liberalization - Gopikrishna Warrier The Most Serious News - Sunita Narain Writing About the Birds and the Bees - Keya Acharya My Words, It's Still Fun! - Sudhirendar Sharma Problems Of Aesthetics And Misplaced Altruism: Media And Environment - Kazu Ahmed Good Journalism, That's All - Kalpana Sharma Media is No Longer the Fourth Estate - Devinder Sharma Lost in the Smog - Dionne Bunsha Tourism and Beyond, does Environmental Journalism Matter? - Frederick Noronha Environment Journalism, Maldivian Style - Ahmed Zaki Nafiz Uphill and Downstream in Pakistan - Beena Sarwar PART TWO: SCIENCE, HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT Good #Science, Environment Journalism and the Barriers to It! - Pallava Bagla Environment, Exotic Diseases and the Media: Emerging Issues - Patralekha Chatterjee PART THREE: WILDLIFE JOURNALISM At the end of a Dark Tunnel, a Faint Light - Nirmal Ghosh Tiger Defends the Biodiversity - Malini Shankar PART FOUR: ENVIRONMENT AND WATER The Media's Role in Water and Sanitation - Sahana Singh Water Journalism Warrants Better Attention - Shree Padre PART FIVE: REPORTING ON DISASTERS Dispatches from the Frontline: The Making of The Greenbelt Reports - Nalaka Gunawardene and Manori Wijesekera Floods: Blacked Out but Real - Sunita Narain Turbulence: How Volunteers Cyber-Responded to a Tsunami - Peter Griffin PART SIX: PHOTOJOURNALISM Stop all the Clocks! Beyond Text, Looking at the Pics - Max Martin What does One Photograph do to Depict a Flood? - Shahidul Alam It was a long Journey - Nandan Saxena PART SEVEN: COMMUNICATION ON THE ENVIRONMENT Paradigm Shift in Agricultural Communication - Shivaram Pailoor A 'Global City' vs the Environment - Ardeshir Cowasjee Wild Panther in Miramar? Goa on the Verge of Environmental Hara-kiri - Nandkumar Kamat PART EIGHT: GENDER AND ENVIRONMENT Reporting Gender and Environment: Beyond Tokenism - Laxmi Murthy PART NINE: ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENTS The Grass is Greener This Side - Meena Menon The Chipko and Appiko Movement - Pandurang Hegde PART TEN: AN ANIL AGARWAL READER - Anil Agarwal