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News Coverage of Public Protest Against to Bauxite Mining: A Content Analysis of Indian Dailies

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 2Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (12), Pages 17-24, December,14 (2016)


In this study, we analyzed the news coverage of public protest to Bauxite Mining in India by the Indian newspapers. A quantitative designed based on content analysis was adopted in this research. The news on public protests to Bauxite mining appeared in The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Eenadu and Vaartha newspapers between 1st January, 2012 to 31st December, 2012 have been analyzed. These were classified news, news stories, editorials, articles, photos and cartoons used. It concludes that the coverage of public protests to Bauxite mining is neither significant nor encouraging in the sample dailies.


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