India

Knight International Journalism Fellow Shubranshu Choudhary teaches villagers the basics of assembling news reports.

Knight International Journalism Fellow Shubranshu Choudhary teaches villagers the basics of assembling news reports.

Knight Fellow Shubhranshu Choudhary has developed an innovative mobile-phone project that allows tribal citizens in India to create and access news about their communities for the first time.

India: Enhance a Cutting-Edge, Multimedia Academy and Help Make it Sustainable

Chris Conte helped develop the curriculum and sustainability plan for an innovative multimedia academy in India. Launched by ICFJ and Greycells Education, the World Media Academy Delhi equips students with practical, digital skills and international standards needed to succeed in today's emerging, multimedia news environment.

Sep 222011

New Multimedia School Brings Global Perspective to India’s Dynamic News Environment

The World Media Academy – Delhi has launched its inaugural class with 18 students from around the world, each of them enrolled in a 10-month graduate journalism program in television, print and digital media. It is a joint venture between the International Center for Journalists and Greycells Ltd., a Mumbai-based education company.

Sep 212011

Financial Publication Credits Knight Fellow Project With Providing Opportunity for Change among India's Indigenous Tribes

According to the international business news publication LiveMint.com, Shu Choudhary's Knight Fellowship project "is stirring up action in the remote outposts of India."

Sep 182011

Fight to Preserve Languages in India Gets a Helping Hand from Knight Fellow

Shu Choudhary's project in India is designed to help tribal communities communicate with each other in their own native tongue. However, as detailed in the international news bulletin Global Post, it's having an unexected impact in the fight to preserve the region's dying languages.

Aug 302011

Business Journal Features Knight Fellow Project in India

CXO Today, which compiles global business and industry news, highlights the work of Knight Fellow Shubhranshu Choudhary as one way to help poor populations advance.

Jul 222011

India’s "Right to Information" Act Even Extends to Sports Journalists Who Don’t Like Cricket

Sports journalism and the use of India’s Right to Information act could be strange bedfellows. But the recent Commonwealth Games 2010 held in New Delhi reduced the distance. The billion-dollar sports extravaganza was mired in mismanagement, corruption and nepotism. Interestingly, a lot of this was unearthed by Right to Information activists. As a result, the key driver of the event, Suresh Kalmadi, is now in jail on charges of corruption.

Jul 12011

Hardnews Features Citizen Journalists Using Knight Fellow's Mobile News Network

Indian magazine Hardnews features citizen journalists who traveled to Delhi for a six-day workshop organized by Knight Fellow Shubhranshu Choudhary. These journalists from rural India report local issues using Choudhary's mobile news network, CGNet Swara. CGNet team member Smita Choudhary discusses the marginalization of Indian tribes by mainstream news sources. “Media is politically and commercially controlled these days. Nobody wants to hear a villager’s story,” she said.

Jun 292011

New School Brings Global Perspective to India's Media Education: World Media Academy to Prepare Students for TV, Print and Digital Reporting

India is one of the world's most dynamic economies, and media are an important part of its rapidly changing scene. Hundreds of new television stations are being licensed, magazines abound and newspaper circulation still posts healthy gains.