BY ANUP KUMAR| IN BOOKS |22/08/2016
A new book of essays by insiders chronicle NDTV’s role in transforming television news. They have compelling stories to tell
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/06/2016
Unlike his more adversarial interview with Jaitley the week before, Goswami mostly showed deference to the office of the prime minister.
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN BOOKS |01/02/2016
The latest book on the North East is essentially journalistic ethnography--it explains complexities and leaves the judging mostly to the reader.
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |11/01/2016
Does the fact that only 30 websites are part of Facebook’s Free Basics mean an increase in its ‘gatekeeping’ power?
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN OPINION |25/11/2015
The cliche ‘one is an anecdote, two is a coincidence and three is a trend’ explains the media’s ‘intolerance’ narrative,
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |22/04/2015
TRAI has muddied the waters by appearing to favour the arguments of the telecom service providers in its consultation paper
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/10/2014
Some of the media coverage exposed the visceral hate Modi supporters attract in certain sections of the Indian and international media.
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/05/2014
All those who are saying that TV has made difference are ignoring the scale of the ground campaign run by Modi, which was much larger than that of any other party.
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |18/02/2014
If we do not want matters to be resolved on the street, we can't claim free speech protections for critical scholarship and publication, and yet avoid defending the right when challenged in a court of law,
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |29/01/2014
Arnab Goswami's interview with Rahul Gandhi was a wasted opportunity for everyone -- the people of India, the news media and Rahul Gandhi,
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Do web teams of newspapers normally quote other newspapers?  The DNA Web Team and FE (Financial Express) Online this week quoted articles from TOIIndian Express and HT in which Muslims working for Yogi Adityanath had been interviewed. DNA did this on two consecutive days, March 20 and 21. While only the March 20 report had a line in which the Web Team had passed its own judgment - ``However, the religious leader, often vilified for his brand of politics...'', the FE Online article   read like an opinion piece. It even included this comment, without backing it up with any proof: ``The facts of the Mutt show that Yogi has been wrongly painted as anti-Muslim by the media. His followers say that Yogi does not oppose Muslims but Wahabi Islam, which is believed to be behind the rise of terrorism across the world.''  Intriguing.

 

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has appointed his old band of loyalists as advisors. Among them is senior journalist Raveen Thukral, who has remained closely associated with him and had been advising him on media during the run up to the elections. He becomes media advisor to the chief minister with the rank of a Minister of State. Also back in action is his former media advisor BIS Chahal, and a former employee in the Public Relations Department. Chahal is now advisor to the CM, also with the rank of minister of state. Singh's media manager Vimal Sumbly will now be his press secretary.

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