BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/12/2016
An alarming proliferation of fake news that managed to outstrip fact-based news, threatens to topple the credibility of the media
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |08/12/2016
The viewership of Hindi TV channels has shot up dramatically as nervous people remain glued to their TVs for the latest on demonetisation
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/12/2016
An ingenious and influential communication tool, Mann Ki Baat continues to be a great favourite of Narendra Modi’s. In two years, 446 million Indians have heard him chat to them.
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/11/2016
With people preferring lies to facts and social media to the mainstream media, the role of the latter in exposing falsehoods has become more important than ever.
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/10/2016
After the internet and the rise of digital media, VR could well turn out to be journalism’s next big technological disruptor.
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/09/2016
TV and social media went to war. But newspapers and news portals brought sanity and balance to Indian media’s response to the Uri attack.
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/09/2016
The Catholic Church’s latest saint in heaven is really the first “saint” of our mediatised, hyper-exposed times — at once glorious and flawed.
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/08/2016
Its reportage is rudimentary, programming sketchy and analysis of news and current affairs next to non-existent.
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |25/08/2016
Comedian John Oliver’s takedown of the way the media is headed with their digital-first strategy is riotously funny and devastating,
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/08/2016
A new Canadian style guide offers help on navigating the shoals of ethnically and racially diverse societies.
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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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