Sections of the media failed to see the BJP wave and made the mistake of over-estimating the role of AIUDF’s Ajmal.
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |09/05/2016
In the mostly one-way information super highway built by this govt. there is little room for doubts or questions.
BY ANAND VARDHAN| IN OPINION |21/05/2016
Why does the media not question this antiquated ritual irrelevant to modern India rather than glorifying it with uncritical coverage?
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/05/2016
Does goondagiri and corruption loom much larger for journalists than it does for voters? Is that why they missed the Mamata sweep,
As two TV journalists in Kolkata come to blows over a story, it shows how feral the fight to be ‘first’ has become.
BY SHYAM G. MENON| IN OPINION |26/05/2016
What can an evolved, fifty-something journalist do with his experience when the media has evolved too and cannot accommodate him?
BY JYOTI PUNWANI| IN OPINION |23/05/2016
If the media’s drought coverage had been relentless, it would have forced governments to act. By being sporadic, it failed to impact.
IN SPECIAL REPORTS |25/05/2016
The Indian government should repeal or amend both recent and colonial era laws that are used to criminalize peaceful expression.
The central flaw in Justice Dipak Misra’s criminal defamation ruling is equating right to reputation with right to free speech as a fundamental right.
BY JYOTI MALHOTRA| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |16/05/2016
With the major parties running propaganda media outlets, voters turned to WhatsApp and Facebook this time to spoof their leaders.
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On the government’s big day it was amusing to watch the DD News anchor prompting two carefully picked panelists during a discussion on the government’s performance. If one of them said that exports were down, the anchor would quickly butt in, “because of global contraction”.  If  the panelist from Deccan Herald gushed about the PM having brought  new energy into governance, the anchor would prompt, “do you think it is because of his style of functioning?” And only on DD will a reporter presenting a report on one year of the farm channel mouth a line like “There is no doubt that DD Kisan will go long way.”   

 When the Left is back in power they splurge from the exchequer on  full page advertisements (coloured a communist red) in several newspapers including the more expensive ones, announcing the swearing in of a chief minister. Between Mr Pinari Vijayan and Ms Jayalalitha's page one self-indulgence there only seems to be a difference of colour.    

   

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