This case study is an attempt to examine and understand science coverage in newspaper from the geographically isolated North Eastern region of India. The study analyzed science stories published in one major English and one major Hindi language daily published from Assam during the month of May 2009. Dainik Purbodoy focused mainly on health (79%) whereas The Assam Tribune focused on health (39%) and environment (32%) related issues. Almost all the stories of Indian origin from both the newspapers were from Assam only, highlighting that the location of publication may influence the quality of coverage.

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Science coverage in regional newspaper
A case study of two newspapers from north east India

Pramila Majumdar   North-East Institute of Science & Technology

B C Saikia   North-East Institute of Science & Technology

This case study is an attempt to examine and understand science coverage in newspaper from the geographically isolated North Eastern region of India. The study analyzed science stories published in one major English and one major Hindi language daily published from Assam during the month of May 2009. Dainik Purbodoy focused mainly on health (79%) whereas The Assam Tribune focused on health (39%) and environment (32%) related issues. Almost all the stories of Indian origin from both the newspapers were from Assam only, highlighting that the location of publication may influence the quality of coverage.

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