BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/12/2016
Its early morning news bulletins are one long riff on the government’s wondrous work. Hard news? No thank you.
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN OPINION |24/12/2016
Anupam Mishra was a greatly respected journalist who stayed away from the limelight but wrote with insight on water and the environment.
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/12/2016
The Hindi press’ writing on pollution has been good but if it were more sustained and went deeper into the causes, the result would be terrific.
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |25/11/2016
The mismatch between AIR and DD making the poll survey their top story and the print media’s muted response, points to a credibility problem.
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/11/2016
In its coverage of the currency crisis, All India Radio lavished praise on the government, ignoring opposing views and minimizing the hardships of ordinary people.
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |10/11/2016
Important as they are, public interest ads in print and on radio could do with pruning and fine-tuning to be more effective.
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |26/10/2016
When the media ignore tribals and their problems, why not train some of them to inundate the media with press releases so that their views are aired?
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |10/10/2016
Every winter stories are run about how the homeless need more shelters. During the monsoon and the heat – media silence.
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |01/10/2016
For over 50 years, the Sarvodaya Press Service has been spreading the Mahatma’s ideas by providing stories with a Gandhian theme to the Hindi press.
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.
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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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