Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2012
    This description of Jessica Mayberry's work was prepared when Jessica Mayberry was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
    English and Hindi dailies in India do not have the resources and mechanisms to be able to source stories from rural and marginalized areas. As a result, they devote only 2 percent of their total coverage to rural issues. By building a pan-India network of professionally trained citizen video-correspondents drawn from the poorest and marginalized communities, Jessica Mayberry is creating the architecture necessary to ensure that the voices of the poor are heard in mainstream media.
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