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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Both Barkha Dutt and NDTV announced on Sunday that she will moving on from the channel to do her own thing.  While she said,"It's been a super ride at NDTV but new beginning in 2017. I shall be moving on from NDTV to explore new opportunities and my own ventures," the channel she joined out of college and spent 21 years with issued a generous statement. It said, "In all her years with NDTV, she has been hugely productive and has grown with the organisation, becoming an acclaimed, award-winning journalist of repute...We are certain that Barkha will go from strength to strength and NDTV wishes her all the very best." Will the channel feel the same without her?

Is getting political gossip paramount for political reporters? It  seems to override all other considerations, going by an item in Jan 13's Indian Express column `Delhi Confidential'.  Journalists, including seniors, apparently throng Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's annual lunch for his insights into Haryana, UP and Delhi politics. Any journalist worth her salt knows that he faces criminal cases for his alleged involvement in the November 1984  massacre of Sikhs in Delhi. He was denied a Lok Sabha ticket in 2009 because of this, despite having won in 2004. Should journalists patronise a politician accused of such a crime?  Accepting his hospitality is one thing, interviewing him for his insights is another.            

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