“The impact we’ve made has been noticeable on people in powerful positions, whether it’s politicians or mainstream media. We’ve opened them up, to see that you can’t ignore this, and that’s a good first step.”
Countries like India have huge numbers of low-literate internet users. So why are newsrooms so focused on feeding them entertainment coverage, rather than telling news stories in a more attractive, visual way?
Citizen Matters, a local news outlet in Bangalore, India, specializes in reporting civic issues and investigative stories. The co-founders tell IJNet how they remained successful as a niche publication.