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COVERAGE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES ON PRIME TIME NEWS

Authors:
Shreya Mohan, Dr. Aasita Bali

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1Shreya Mohan, 2Dr. Aasita Bali
1,2. Department of Media Studies, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore

MLA 8
Mohan, Shreya, and Dr. Aasita Bali. "COVERAGE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES ON PRIME TIME NEWS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 1742-1758, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=128. Accessed Mar. 2019.
APA
Mohan, S., & Bali, D. (2019, March). COVERAGE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES ON PRIME TIME NEWS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(3), 1742-1758. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=128
Chicago
Mohan, Shreya, and Dr. Aasita Bali. "COVERAGE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES ON PRIME TIME NEWS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 3 (March 2019), 1742-1758. Accessed March, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=128.

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Abstract:
The rise in sexual crimes in India is something that is known to not just Indian citizens, but also to people all over the world. When given a platform to bring out and expose the accused, the hidden and the unknown, it gives a sense of courage to the victims of sexual attacks. Prime-time news shows do exactly that. The paper revolves around how prime-time news shows cover sexual assault cases and its importance and relevance in Indian context. The method of presentation and reportage of such cases is different on different platforms and ethics is something that is strictly to be abided by in the field of journalism. The paper brings out the analysis of the debates between people who are involved directly or indirectly in the issue and delivers it to the viewers. It acts as a vehicle of information delivery and a platform to express unbiased and honest information to the audience. Most shows on prime-time encourage and display the dominant culture and ideologies existing in the area of reportage. The paper involves a detailed content analysis over a time frame of three months of the show called 'The Newshour Debate' & 'The Clash', being telecasted on Times Now. The wave of #metoo was recorded as it occurred during the time frame chosen for analysis. Using a method of quantitative analysis, the different themes in the content are noted using a coding sheet. It comprises of a thematic analysis of interviews of professionals from the media industry. The cited paper has also followed a similar content analysis framework on a smaller scale (Grauerholz & King, 1997) . As mentioned by (Cuklanz & Moorti, 2006), the analysis of such cases on television brings out a new genre of televisual feminism.