BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |15/12/2016
BARC India’s new ratings system proves to be vulnerable to tampering by TV channels just as the earlier TAM was.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/12/2016
The government of Andhra Pradesh is set to outsource its PR work to journalists for upto Rs 51,000 a month.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |24/06/2016
Telugu media houses flaunt their political affiliations and function as the assault teams of the main parties while professing ‘fearless journalism’.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |31/05/2016
Criminal defamation is not about the law but about society’s underlying power structures. They determine what you can do and can’t do.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN OPINION |07/03/2016
A much bigger game is being played out in the JNU episode, involving political power and corporate interests. Eyeballs are not sought for advertising alone,
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN OPINION |01/02/2016
Media misread campus politics. The ABVP’s Hindutva aggression is not normal student activism, but they ignored this until it led to Rohith’s suicide,
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN OPINION |21/12/2015
The media – an instrument of democracy – is used by the ruling elite to undermine the interests of the majority in a democracy.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN JUDGEMENTS |23/11/2015
The outcome of Subramanian Swamy’s case is going to be important for the future of both free speech and hate speech in India.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |14/10/2015
After each attack on free speech, the television channels choose to rant and bring in a chorus of Parivar apologists to fully justify their politics.
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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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