Media indexing to measure freedom and development

Usharani N. (2015) Media indexing to measure freedom and development. Journal of Media and Social Development, 3 (4). pp. 127-140.

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The importance of Communication in development has been recognized.The role of information in empowering people has been proved withempirical evidence. Nevertheless, attempts to quantify and qualify mediaintervention in development has not yielded one universal index thatcan be used on par with economic, social and political indicators usedin measuring human development. Measuring media is contentious. Itis a challenge to develop a media index with appropriate dimensionsand indicators. Media is a complex concept and using it as a benchmarkto measure development of a country has challenged the socialscientists. This paper examines the initiatives to develop media indexfor measuring media development

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Journalism and Mass Media Communication
Divisions: Department of > Journalism and Mass Communication
Depositing User: manjula User
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 05:54
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 06:23

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