Journalist-turned media academician, presently the Prof. and Head of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal, Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee, has his signatures in almost all facets of mass media with his role as a sub-editor and later North-Orissa edition-in-charge of Sambad, as a popular anchor in radio and television programs, as screenplay writer and as an author. His lated publication is “History of Journalism in Odisha”.
The book maps the status of journalism in orissa till mid 2013, encompassing print, radio, television and web media. It attempts to provide a ringside view to the exciting and fascinating world of journalism in Orissa and to a large extent of India and to some extent of the world.It will help the media students, practitioners and scholars to know the history of Oriya journalism and also to understand the factors impacting the course of history.
From the early years of journalism to the future of journalism in Orissa, the book covers from print to web media and discusses specialty strands like business journalism, entertainment journalism and sports journalism. Cartoon and Cartoonists, Photo Journalists, Columnists, Women Journalists are focussed too, even as present trend of journalism in Orissa is discussed as is politics twined with journalism.