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Coverage in Indian News Media COP 21 Paris- UN Climate Change Conference (2015)

Using data, collected by CMS Media lab, this reportcompares news channels’ coverage and print media coverage and prioritizes the environmental headlines related to COP 21. This report also examines the coverage percentage, critical factors of the quality of reporting and citizens’ attitudes.

Chronicles of a Village Boy in New Delhi: Dr N Bhaskara Rao (2015)

The book offers insights for the young as to how they should face life’s challenges while taking proactive initiatives. It is a motivating book written with a certain passion, the story of a village boy, with humble origins who aspired and achieved even without a godfather. Dr Rao as a frank and forthright social researcher with national concerns has written candidly and brings to the fore the clash of values between generations, raises issues provocatively and suggests a rethink on lifestyles.

Directory of 8thCMS VATAVARAN – Environment and Wildlife Film Festival (2015)

The festival theme in 2015 was‘Water forlife’ with a special focus on ‘conserving our Water Bodies’. In the 8th competitive edition, the festival received 178 entries from 20Indian states and 26 countries in 11 categories.This directory showcases CMS VATAVARAN milestones, nominated and award-winning films, film synopsis. Filmmaker biography, contact details, complete list of film entries, festival partners and supporters, list of Steering Committee Members, details of Nomination and Award Jury Members.

Biodiversity Communication Engagement and Awareness: Policies, Perceptions and Practices (2014)

Promoting students’ commitment to protect local biodiversity is an important goalof education for sustainable development in India and elsewhere. In order to develop the biodiversity consciousness among students, the actionoriented biodiversity education methods were identified in this study such asactive classroom sessions, hands-onactivities, experiential education, and fieldexposures that are vital to achieve sustainablebiodiversity knowledge and motivate to protect and conserve local biodiversity.

Assessment of Using Social Media to Raise Environmental Awareness (2014)

In this study, the social networking sites Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn were reviewedfor seven days after World Water Day, 22ndMarch 2014 and during Earth Hour Day, March 26, 2014.  The study was carried by CMS ENVIS Centre, New Delhi. CMS ENVIS Centreis the sponsored body by Ministry of Environment and Forests facilitates information anddisseminates for the cause of environmental awareness and sensitisation. Its thematic focusis “Environment and Media”.

Print Media trends and analysis (2014)

Under the ‘SwachhBharat Abhiyan’ CMS ENVIS studied and analysed the print media extensive role in spreading the need of the cleanliness drive.The study adopted the following procedure for data collection and analysis: Three prominent Hindi newspapers (DainikJagran, Hindustan and DainikBhaskar) and three English newspapers (The Hindu, The Times of India and Hindustan Times) were reviewed for one month from 25thSeptember to 25th October, 2014. The coverage of news, editorials,  reports,  featured  articles,  columns  and  advertisements were reviewed on a daily basis for a month. The categorization of news published, on the priority basis, on important pages with given size of the space of the newspapers were also assessed.

LIMA COP 20|CMP 10 UN Climate Change Conference (2014)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) launched in 1992 sets out a framework for action aimed at stabilizing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to avoid “dangerous anthropogenic interference” with the climate system. CMS ENVIS Centre has eventually analysed the trends of the coverage of ‘COP 20 Lima’ of prominent news channels and print media’s to understand the interests deals to support the national agenda’s and measures has been taken in the conference.

Trends in the Coverage of Environment in News Channels (2014)

To bring back concern for environment and make it as an agenda of the country, at both the macro and micro level, mass media is a reliable source. Knowing the way mass media, news media in particular, reflect environment in their coverage, is important to get an accurate picture ofwhere the country stands in examining the specifics of environment. This monograph tries to reflect the concerns and priorities at the macro-level going by the extent and scope of coverage by news media.

Good Governance: Delivering Corruption-free Public Services (2013)

Based on large-scale field surveys, this book studies trends in corruption in public services and offers suggestions on ways to implement good governance. Given the adverse effects of corruption on society and economy, the author illuminates upon the linkages between corruption processes and operations, and provides a strategic approach to curb this menace together with a methodology for ensuring graft-free delivery of public services. Good Governance talks about the pertinent problem of creating sustained public pressure for change with emphasis on the proactive need for change.

Poll Surveys in Media: An Indian Perspective – Dr N Bhaskara Rao (2013)

Democracy lies at the heart of Indian nationhood and the media is considered to be its integral part. In this light, the book discusses and provides valuable insight into a very complex and key issue – that of handling of poll-related surveys, and thereby, polls themselves, by the media in India. Pitching for transparency I conducting and in the use of poll surveys, the book presents an insider’s view and an outsider’s concern but with a critical perspective.

Directory of 7th CMS VATAVARAN- Environment and Wildlife Film Festival (2013)

The 7th competitive edition of CMS VATAVARAN has received record submission this year with 541 entries (337 International and 204 Indian) - 41% more than 2011 competitive festival.This directory showcases the nominated and award-winning films, film synopsis, filmmaker biography, contact details, complete list of 2009 film entries, festival partners and supporters, list of Steering Committee members, details of VATAVARAN Nomination Jury members.

Unleashing the Power of News Channels: An Indian Perspective: Dr N Bhaskara Rao (2012)

This book talks about the television news channels in India, which have sprouted between 2001-2011. The 13 chapters, under four sections, argue that news channels chould change the face of the country if only are determined to pursue their power and reorder their content priorities. The first section gives an overview of the larger scenario and the contextual background to do with growth, content model and marketing concerns and the idea of public service broadcasting for making a difference. The second section analyses the trends in the stunted spread and pleateauing reach of news channels, despite proliferation. The considerations and compulsions that determine the content model as in the case of TRPs and awards are analyses. The societal compulsions as against the market and consumer are also discussed. The third section discusses media reforms scenario and initiatives as well as compulsions of regulatory mechanism and ethical framework. The fourth section outlines with specific examples what news channels tend to miss in coverage which could shift the paradigm and rejuvenate news channels to their pride of place in a win-win way.

Print Media Trends and Analysis, XI Conference of Parties, Convention on Biological Diversity, Hyderabad (2012)

In CBD CoP-11, CMS ENVIS Centre analysed the convention related coverage in English andTelugu newspapers. The study focused primarily on how the Indian newspapers covered thecrucial CBD CoP-11. The monitoring of news dailies was done for the month of September andOctober 2012. Thefindings and the analysis aimed at: focus of the stories before and during theconvention, number of news items published by these four dailies, format of the news coverage,placement of the stories in newspaper sections, spatial reference of the coverage, space given toCoP-11 coverage. The focus and the issues covered were important parameters of the analysis. 

Directory of 6th CMS VATAVARAN- Environment and Wildlife Film Festival (2011)

The sixth competitive festival received more than 300 entries from 22 Indian states and 27 countries in 10 categories. This directory showcases the nominated and award-winning films, film synopsis,filmmaker biography, contact details, complete list of film entries, festival partners, supporters and exhibitors.

Coverage in Indian News Media COP 17/CMP 7 (2010)

Media played an important role in communicating the deliberations that took place during the global summit. CMS ENVIS Centre on Environment and Media compiled the stories related to the Durban Summit that appeared in mainline news channels as well as in the prominent newspapers of the country. The monitoring of television news (November 21-December 17) and the news dailies (November 21-December20) was done during the respective timeframes. This study and analysis focuses primarily on how the Indian news media, both television and newspapers covered the crucial Durban Climate Change Conference.

Poll Surveys in Media: An Indian Perspective: Dr N Bhaskara Rao (2010)

This book promises to the reader the internal dynamics of poll survey and its external processes and consequences. It reminds researchers and survey agencies challenges of upholding significance of surveys of all kinds in the larger context and long range perspective which they should not lose sight of. This is also about everything that a voter, candidate and leader should know so that they could benefit from poll surveys.

Copenhagen Summit (2009)

CMS  ENVIS  Centre  did  a  detailed  analysis  of  the  stories  related  toCopenhagen Summit that appeared in mainline news channels of India. The tracking wasdone by CMS Media Lab from December 1-20, 2009. Total no. of stories being telecast during the prime time slot, duration of thestories,  special  programs  (if  any)  and  the  total  percentage  of  time  given  to  the  summitvis-a-vis other news was studied and analysed.

A Handbook of Poll Surveys In Media: An Indian Perspective (2009)

It is a hand book on and about poll surveys and the way they are being used by news media. It points to pre-emptive nature of media coverage of polls. A reference book for those in news media covering up and coming political leaders and aspiring candidates, as well as for budding psephologists and analysts in media, what they should look for from surveys and how they should be appraised. The book highlights transparency in conducting and use of poll surveys.

ARTS Directory of Fine Arts Colleges in India (2009)

This publication is a state-wise listing of 69 art colleges, across 24 states and 57 cities. The directory lists the fine art courses, faculty, course notification and last date for submitting the application forms.

Directory of 5th CMS VATAVARAN- Environment and Wildlife Film Festival (2009)

The fifth competitive festival received 366 entries from across the globe. This directory showcases the nominated and award-winning films, film synopsis, filmmaker biography, contact details, complete list of 2009 film entries, festival partners and supporters, list of Steering Committee members, details of VATAVARAN Nomination Jury members.

Directory of Green Films (2008)

Films on environment and wildlife are not only relevant as works of art, but are also important as historical and scientific documentation and as instruments for bringing about change. This is the philosophy behind this Directory of Green Films. The Directory is the first-ever comprehensive compilation of audio-visual resources on environment and wildlife. A virtual treasure-trove of ‘green’ films, the directory is thematicially classified and provides details of documentaries, public service messages, animation films and feature presentations, along with contact details of the filmmakers and concerned organizations.

ART Catalogue THE UNFPA-CMS Art for Social Change Awards, First National Painting Competition (2008)

Throughout history, art has been an integral part of the education, religious and belief systems in most societies. Art is one of the most powerful media to present, reflect and address social realities and contemporary social challenges. It is with this conviction that the UNFPA-CMS Art for Social Change Awards: First National Painting Competition 2008 was organized. The theme of the competition was Delighting in Daughters. 474 gender-sensitive paintings were the response. The paintings depict the positive portrayal of women in society as visualized by young minds of MFA and BFA final year students. The book showcases the winning and nominated paintings as a catalyst for awareness and change.

Environmental Trends in News Channels(2008)

For long now electronic media has not been able to do justice with the environment related issues. They still seem to be staggeringto push in the environmental news and actually not given its deserving space. This publication features past trends in the media for the coverage on environmental issues

Directory of 4thCMS VATAVARAN – Environment and Wildlife Film Festival (2007)

The year 2007 brought with it Awards for Technical Excellence and the Young Environmental Journalist Awards. The festival drew 275 entries from 18 Indian states and 18 countries. This directory showcases the nominated and award-winning films, film synopsis, filmmaker biography, contact details, complete list of 2009 film entries, festival partners and supporters, list of Steering Committee members, details of VATAVARAN Nomination Jury members.

Directory of 3rd CMS VATAVARAN – Environment and Wildlife Film Festival (2005)

VATAVARAN 2005 received a tremendous response globally, attracting 244 entries. The year also saw the introduction of Asian Films and a Retrospective of two UK filmmakers. This directory showcases the nominated and award-winning films, film synopsis, filmmaker biography, contact details, complete list of 2009 film entries, festival partners and supporters, list of Steering Committee members, details of VATAVARAN Nomination Jury members.

Social Effects of Mass Media in India: Dr N Bhaskara Rao (1996)

The three parts of this unusual work present a survey of the origin and growth of the mass media in India, as part of the country’s political economy, before and after Independence; a critical assessment of the present media scene including the findings of the first-ever country-wide survey of the social effects of the media including the findings of the first-ever country-wide survey if the social effects of the media, specially TV DURING 1994-95 and a recommended future that includes in the case of Akashvani and Doordarshan, now government owned and departmentally run, a radical restructuring and a redefinition of role.

Controlled Mass Communication in Inter-State Relations: Dr N Bhaskara Rao (1971)

In this book, Dr Rao focuses the eye of analysis on both government decision making and on the press of India and Pakistan. In studying the way the indicators change over time, particularly during a time of crisis and war, he charts day by day how two great nations came to use force for the settlement of an international dispute. It seeks to look at the official communicative behavior of two nations, whose relations are strained, how “prestige” press opinion conveyed or sought to convey such attitudes and compare the official attitudes of both countries.

 




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