BY ANJALI PURI| IN ARCHIVE |18/11/2016
On November 18, 2010 the Radia tapes emerged. On the sixth anniversary of the scandal we republish a memorable series on PR from The Hoot.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN ARCHIVE |05/11/2016
Well-spoken executives offering well-packaged stories also came in to pitch for new players who needed to build profiles, influence policy and defuse criticism.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN ARCHIVE |05/11/2016
All the hapless viewer knows as she glides from gadget PR to corporate golf PR to tell-me-your-company’s- success-story PR…is that when TV doesn’t roar, it purrs.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/09/2015
Amidst all the hand-wringing over a woman’s, and a society’s morals, relatively few bells have been rung about the ethics of the media scrum that has developed around the Sheena Bora murder case.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |10/04/2014
As Delhi voted, the fortunes of three journalists who made their political debut in this general election as the candidates of the Aam Aadmi Party were also being decided.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |07/04/2014
Was Arvind Kejriwal's visit to Varanasi, where he announced himself as Narendra Modi's challenger, a success or a failure?
BY ANJALI PURI| IN BOOKS |02/10/2013
We learn from this fast-paced account how a competitive, scandal-seeking and invasive media turns out, warts and all, to be a pretty good friend to those seeking justice for Babli and Manoj.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN ARCHIVE |25/09/2012
A HOOT SPECIAL REPORT-close to two years after the Radia tapes emerged, media management remains a hardy industry.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/10/2010
Do you see our editors at high-falutin’ power lunches or power parties? No. We have town hall meetings where editors talk to people to understand their concerns.
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 Reporter Akhilesh (@Akhilesh_ET) is a parody Twitter handle that has been trolling three ET journos for their friendly coverage of  Akhilesh Yadav and the Samajwadi Party in UP. Two of them have blocked it. Akhilesh (with the CM's photo) turned an ET reporter tweets:"Actually I'm finding journalism better & safer. I can continue making fact free claims & don't even have to worry about my job every 5 years." And this one alluding to the terror accused acquitted after 12 years in jail: "Raja Bhaiyya says even he can prove that he was in college while people were killed by crocodiles in his pond. Let me talk to ET office."                    

Former  journalist and human rights activist Teesta Setalvad who is a constant bugbear for the present government, and frequently the target of investigations,  is launching her memoir on Feb  24 at the Literature Live! event hosted and curated by Anil Dharkar in Mumbai. Titled Foot Soldier Of The Constitution it  traces her   experiences  during the Mumbai riots as well as  the Gujarat riots in 2002among other events and influences which shaped her life.    

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