What does it take to cover assembly elections on the ground? On March 9, the team that covered the polls – in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Punjab – interacted with subscribers on Newslaundry’s Discord server to talk about how they searched for reports and gauged the pulse of the electorate.
They took subscribers through their experiences of meeting voters with various political ideologies, the campaigns that stood apart, the issues that mattered, and how parties fared across the spectrum.
Independent journalism is not possible until you pitch in. We have seen what happens in ad-funded models: Journalism takes a backseat and gets sacrificed at the altar of clicks and TRPs.
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