Janasuddi, meaning Smart News, is a audio digest in Kannada, a non-English Indian language, on science. Produced every day and distributed through WhatsApp and Anchor podcast director, the audio digest presents a curated summary of latest research from peer reviewed journals from across the world. The project started as an Individual effort and has evolved to be a inclusive effort where listeners contribute their voice. Every day the podcast reaches 2000 listeners directly through messaging.

Tags: Citizen Science, Science Communication, Social Cohesion, Science Education.

Kollegala Sharma

Janasuddi

I have been communicating science in Kannada, one of the native tongues of India, for the past 40 years as a writer, writing regular articles on science as a weekly columnist. Quit PhD to take up science communication as a career and gained experience as Assistant Editor of Science Reporter (https://www.niscair.res.in/periodicals/sciencereporter). Subsequently joined CSIR-CFTRI Mysuru and published 2000 popular science articles, 78 radio dramas and taught at tens of scicomm workshops.

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