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THE PORTRAYAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN PROMINENT DAILIES OF PAKISTAN REGARDING RURAL AREAS OF SINDH (COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DAILY DAWN AND EXPRESS)

Bilawal ()
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Bilawal: Department of Media Studies, Sindh Madressatul Islam University Karachi

Journal of Media & Communication (JMC), 2020, vol. 1, issue 1, 15-25

Abstract: This paper examines the role of the media in portraying infrastructure projects in rural areas of Sindh, Pakistan. In development projects, media play an important role to develop any society. How Pakistani print media promote infrastructure development of the rural areas of Sindh through content and how print media tackling the developmental projects. For this purpose, two leading newspapersDaily DAWN (English) and Daily EXPRESS (Urdu) were selected as sample. The study employed content analysis-a quantitative research methodology of news published in Daily Dawn and Daily Express during a period of three months i.e. from January 2017 to March 2017. The findings of the study depict that Daily Dawn gives more coverage/space to Physical Infrastructure Development of Rural Areas of Sindh but more space needs to be allocated to infrastructural development issues.

Keywords: Infrastructure; Development; Print Media; Rural; Sindh; Pakistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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