Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Social Science, Humanities and Education
Case study of Urban and Rural Women Journalists in India
Md Afsar, Suman Kumari
In our country, women journalists, specifically those living in urban areas, have been successful in making a mark in the news media profession. Though, it is also true that the opportunities which rural female reporters gets are less in comparison to those women journalists who live in urban areas gets. Therefore, this also leads to the difference in their professional, economic and social lives. Furthermore, in our country, the perception by the society towards female reporters also differs for those working in urban and rural parts. Therefore, there is a need to present a case study of the experiences of the urban and rural women journalists. The aim of the paper is to present the study of the life of urban and rural women journalists to understand the differences between their professional, economic and social lives. The study will help in understanding the gap between the actual and perceived social, economic and professional conditions of female reporters.
Keywords: Woman Journalist, Experience, Reality, Perception.