Economy and Finance Reporting

Manoj Kumar


This chapter broadly discusses the current state of Indian economy, steps taken by the finance ministry after the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, coverage in media with anecdotes about how media, finance ministry officials and other stakeholders initially underplayed the impact of the pandemic on Indian economy. It discusses about finance reporting and the changing role of reporters. This section of the chapter delves into how the increasing use of social media like Twitter and YouTube by the government and its declining dependence on media to reach public have changed the role of finance beat reporters. It also discusses how some of the reporters, still with a narrow ...

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