Ethnographic Action Research in Community Media Studies: Understanding the Approach

  • Aniruddha Jena Doctoral Student, Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad
Keywords: Community Media EAR Approach Ethnography


This paper is an attempt to trace the methodological adoption of Ethnographic Action Research (EAR) as a new approach in the field of community media studies. Broadly, this particular paper is in an extended essay form to understand the very idea of EAR approach and what are the key aspects and benefits of this specific approach. The key question that this particular paper engages with is that how the EAR approach has helped in understanding certain digital and ICT interventions in community media. The historiography of this very approach will also help in understanding the efficacy and use of EAR approach in various contexts and scenarios. Primarily, this paper takes the existing literature into consideration to understand the EAR approach in a more comprehensive way.


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How to Cite
Jena, A. (2019). Ethnographic Action Research in Community Media Studies: Understanding the Approach. COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION: A South Asian Journal of Communication for Social Change, 1(1), 1-8. Retrieved from
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