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Observations on Journalism and Communication Education in India

Successive media systems in India have each left their imprint on the nature and character of journalism and communication education. This is true across the media of colonial British India before 1947, the state-controlled media of independent India after that and the media privatisation of the neoliberal era since the early 1990s. This chapter explores the history and contemporary status of journalism and communication education in India, deals with some of the challenges it faces, highlights its blind spots and engages with some of the key trends in this sector.