Journalism is a means of generating concepts of life. Many science journalists work only for earning their livelihood, but it could be different with some others. The press has a responsibility to impart the best of knowledge and also to develop ethics and values in the readers. The need of the hour is a new concept of science journalism, an independent journalism with specific rules and knowledge.

It is well versed that the Indian civilization is quite old and is a treasure of philosophical values. The fundamental rights given to an Indian citizen by the constitution is a step towards self development and inculcation of historic values. An average media person has values and is well equipped with all the techniques of journalism. In science writing his knowledge should be specific and value oriented. He may or may not agree with a scientist on one hand and a human activist on another. A science journalist shall also be acquainted with what is science and its economic values. In the present paper, we have analyzed the requisites of science journalism in context to the constitutional values.

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Fundamental rights encompassing science journalism

Neha Sachdeva   University of Lucknow

Punit Kumar   University of Lucknow

Journalism is a means of generating concepts of life. Many science journalists work only for earning their livelihood, but it could be different with some others. The press has a responsibility to impart the best of knowledge and also to develop ethics and values in the readers. The need of the hour is a new concept of science journalism, an independent journalism with specific rules and knowledge.

It is well versed that the Indian civilization is quite old and is a treasure of philosophical values. The fundamental rights given to an Indian citizen by the constitution is a step towards self development and inculcation of historic values. An average media person has values and is well equipped with all the techniques of journalism. In science writing his knowledge should be specific and value oriented. He may or may not agree with a scientist on one hand and a human activist on another. A science journalist shall also be acquainted with what is science and its economic values. In the present paper, we have analyzed the requisites of science journalism in context to the constitutional values.

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