Jehangir Patel

Micro and Macro Perspectives on Indian Journalism: A Case Study of a Minority Community

This lecture deals with the present journalistic trends in India for both the national publications as well as the smaller publications. The journalistic coverage given to a small global community of around 85,000 and the interaction with readers will also be discussed. One focus will be on our biweekly magazine, Parsiana, which covers the international Zoroastrian community. Parsis are largely based in Bombay with the largest overseas population being concentrated in North America. The future possibilities of digital news media impacting print in India will also be touched upon.

Jehangir Patel is a Mumbai-based journalist and editor of Parsiana, the leading Parsi magazine in India and worldwide, as well as a lecturer in Journalism, Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai.