Oct 8 | Media and Electoral Politics in India

The MCC Lecture Series invites you to 

Media and Electoral Politics in India
with Siddharth Varadarajan, Senior Fellow, Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014; 5-7 PM

The recent victory of the BJP and Narendra Modi’s sweeping victory in the recent Indian elections offer an important window through which to examine the role of newsprint, television, social media and media surveys in shaping Indian electoral politics. This lecture will place the recent election results in the wider context of the changing place of media in Indian politics.

Siddharth Varadarajan is a journalist and senior fellow at the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, New Delhi. He was until October 2013 the Editor of The Hindu, one of India’s most respected daily newspapers. An economist by training, he studied at the London School of Economics and Columbia University and taught at New York University before returning to India to work as a journalist. He has been a visiting lecturer at the journalism school at the University of California, Berkeley and a Poynter Fellow at Yale University


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