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S. Anbazhagan

Professor and Head
Department of Lifelong Learning
Bharathidasan University
Tiruchirappalli – 620 023, Tamil Nadu (India)

Justin Joseph

Research Scholar
Bharathidasan University
Kottayam (Dt) – 686 603, Kerala (India)


Lifelong learning is self-initiated education with the focus of self-development. It generally refers to the learning that occurs outside of a formal educational institute, such as a school, university or corporate training. Journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creating and presenting news and information. It is also the product of these activities. Journalism intends to provide verified information they can use to make better decisions, and it’s practices. Journalists use to find “the truth about the facts” Educational broadcasting refers to Television programming and Radio programming related to courses of study. The term “educational” is also applied at times to other programmes that are particularly enlightening, informative or intellectually stimulating. Educational broadcasting allows a single teacher to address thousands of people. For educational programme, several unique characteristics make television and radio especially useful. Among these are easy communication, sense of reality, technical assets available through the media, timeliness and special motivation. However, a number of short comings have been identified in educational programmes. They include general lack of such ingredients as reciprocal relationship, flexibility, regularity and system as well as limitation in the physical senses. The foundation of Indian broad casting lies in the country’s network of radio and television stations that contribute the bulk of the telecast programmes. The satellite based network with high and low power transmitters have been located all over the country and more than 40 production centres form part of one of the largest television systems in the world. The structure of Akashavani ( All India Radio) and Doordarshan in India is presently two-tier, with national and regional stations. With increased capacity on the latest INSAT (Indian Satellites System) satellites, there are a variety of services in various languages. The Indian broad casting has, since its inception, been an active partner in educational broadcasting. Both the broad casting organizations (All India Radio and Doordarshan) and other government agencies have been involved in the production of educational programmes, with transmission.

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