The Indian Express’ tendency to rely on anonymous sources has surfaced again, this time in a ‘nudge, nudge, wink wink’ piece on Justice Chelameshwar
A private member’s bill by a BJD MP seeks to repeal the criminal defamation law and codify civil defamation. The Hoot has a copy of this media-friendly bill.
BY Abdul Kalam Azad| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/09/2016
Cast as the ‘other’, dubbed ‘Bangladeshi’ and incessantly victimized, the Bengal-origin Muslim is fair game, with the media actively whipping up hatred.
BY JYOTI PUNWANI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/09/2016
The media have lynched the party over the health crisis. Fair enough. But why are its excellent mohalla clinics being ignored?
BY Sampad Patnaik| IN LAW AND POLICY |28/09/2016
By writing about a court ruling allowing the photocopying of textbooks in David vs Goliath terms, the media may have missed the logic of copyright and the damage caused by its infringement.
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |27/09/2016
He was born 109 years ago today but Bhagat Singh can teach us a thing or two about writing for a noble cause while dodging arrest, repression, and jail.
The film with a strong feminist message has sparked off multiple debates. But what kind of impact can it have on men and behaviour?
BY IRFAN QURAISHI| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |21/09/2016
Scorned by Kashmiris for being state ‘agents’ and abused by the security forces for being ‘Hurriyat sympathisers’, the media are getting it in the neck.
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/09/2016
TV and social media went to war. But newspapers and news portals brought sanity and balance to Indian media’s response to the Uri attack.
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/09/2016
Despite the complexity of the issue and the high emotions, the print and digital media did a pretty thorough and fair job of covering the Cauvery water dispute.
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You know the festival season is here when the news becomes really hard to find in your daily newspaper. Today (1 Oct) if you add up all the advertising in the first section of the newspaper, 16  plus pages out of  32  in the Times of India carry ads, preceded by another four full pages which don't enter the paper's page count. For the Hindustan Times the figure is even more adverse for news seekers.  Seventeen plus pages out 26 pages carry advertisng, also preceded by another four pages of advertising before page 1 begins !              

Amar Chitra Katha, one of the largest selling comic book series in India, is coming out with a special edition where the PM is lauded for launching the Swachh Bharat campaign, reports The Economic Times. The special issue, which will be unveiled on Friday, tells school children: "Modiji knows how to make the impossible possible". This comes as the Swachh Bharat mission completes its second anniversary on October 2. After Modi's decisive action against Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, which saw the Army carrying out surgical strikes across the Line of Control, perhaps Amar Chitra Katha is already thinking of another special edition eulogising him.           

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