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Editorial Cartoons as a vehicle of news agenda: How the national dailies illustrate Indian politics

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication, Central University of Karnataka, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 10, Issue (3), Pages 8-14, July,14 (2021)


Editorial cartoons are known to be an incredible method of conveying thoughts, even though this is frequently hard to measure. The editorial cartoons working as a kind of news, and, in the news agenda it holds an exclusive discourse function Editorial cartoons described as a single panel of illustrations in the form of a satire on recent events. In this study, the researcher analyzed the editorial cartoons published in the Indian national dailies i.e. The Hindu and Deccan Chronicle. The researcher adopted continuous month method of sampling is used to obtain the results. The editorial cartoons of 180 editions of 90 issues per newspaper have been analyzed. The examination additionally talks about how the editorial cartoons can beautify the structure’s divergence/uniqueness with the news agenda of the publication in a conceptual approach. The study reveals that editorial cartoons performed a fundamental part in archiving, criticizing and mirroring the social and policy centered issues. The substance investigation strategy, to distinguish the subject categories contained in cartoon delineations in the newspapers the method content analysis was used.


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