Frontline (magazine)

Frontline (ISSN|0970-1710) is a fortnightly English language magazine published by The Hindu Group of publications from Chennai, India. Narasimhan Ram is the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine. As a current affairs magazine, it covers domestic and International news. Frontline gives a prominent place to various issues of development and hindrances in the Indian states. Apart from topics of politics and political economy, it also covers a wide range of topics including Arts, books, cinema, Science and English language. Belonging to The Hindu group of publications, the magazine is regarded as having left-leaning editorializing views.

Contributors and perspective

Its regular contributors include known leftwing writers such as C.P. Chandrasekhar, Praful Bidwai, R.K.Raghavan, Jayati Ghosh and Bhaskar Ghose. Aijaz Ahmad, a Marxist literary critic and political analyst, also contributes occasional essays on various topics. Vijay Prashad, the Marxist historian, writes a regular "Letter from America" for the magazine, as well as reports on American issues.

Frontline is noted for its serious coverage of issues.cite web | url=http://www.zmag.org/sustainers/content/2004-03/11deshpande.cfm | title='The Invisible Intellectual' | date=March 11 2004 | publisher=ZNET | accessdate=2007-07-27] The magazine has made it a point to analyse issues related to the working classescite web | url=http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl1917/19171250.htm | title='Weavers in Distress' | date=August 07 2002 | publisher=Frontline | accessdate=2007-08-16] , the unorganized sectors, tribal regionscite web | url=http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2211/stories/20050603001508800.htm | title='Tribal Issues' | date=June 03 2005 | publisher=Frontline | accessdate=2007-08-16] , etc in India.

Since, 1991, the magazine has opposed the economic reforms of successive governments comprising divestmentcite web | url=http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2212/stories/20050617004901000.htm | title='Disinvestment Designs' | date=June 04 2005 | publisher=Frontline | accessdate=2007-08-16] in state owned corporations, opening of areas like telecom and insurance to private and foreign players among others.

Awards

Regular correspondent, Dionne Bunsha received the Ramnath Goenka Award in 2007 for outstanding reporting in the field of environment and books.cite web | url=http://www.hindu.com/2007/07/18/stories/2007071856131500.htm | title=Award for Bunsha| date=July 18 2007 | publisher=The Hindu | accessdate=2007-08-01] Journalist, P.Sainath, a frequent contributor to Frontline won the 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Award in the fields of creative arts, journalism and communication.cite web | url=http://www.hindu.com/2007/08/01/stories/2007080156480100.htm | title=Award for Sainath| date=August 01 2007 | publisher=The Hindu | accessdate=2007-08-01]

Other journalists such as Asha Krishnakumar and Praveen Swami are also recipients of prestigious awards in journalism, such as the Lorenzo Natali prize.cite web | url=http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2017/stories/20030829008513400.htm | title=Awards for journalists | date=August 29 2003 | publisher=Frontline | accessdate=2007-08-01]

ee also

*The Hindu Group

References

External links

* [http://www.frontlineonnet.com/ Frontline website]


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