Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 232

Full Length Research Paper

The print media coverage of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: A study on the coverage of leading Indian newspapers and its impact on people

M. Neelamalar*, P. Chitra and Arun Darwin
Department of Media Sciences, Anna University Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 October 2009
  •  Published: 31 December 2009



Since its independence in 1947, India has been facing the problem of terrorism in different parts of the country. This research is an analysis of the media coverage of terrorists’ attack on Mumbai (one of the busy metros of India and the business capital of the country) on 26 November 2008 (now the attack is popularly known as 26/11). The research is carried out to know the people’s opinion about the media coverage, to find out how people responded to the newspaper coverage, whether the coverage was biased or sensationalizing, how people responded to the coverage, whether they gave a fair coverage to the incident and to find out whether they commercialized the issue.


Key words: Mumbai, terror attacks, media, coverage, impact.