BY THE HOOT| IN OPINION |09/06/2017
The raid on NDTV’s Roys has drawn only selective indignation from across the media spectrum. Can a divided media stand up to this government?
BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |03/02/2017
Journalists shudder as one more newspaper group sacks employees across two newspapers, axing an estimated 120 plus jobs in a day.
BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/01/2017
After debate and discussion, we have decided that it is smarter to offer less volume and more depth.
BY THE HOOT| IN OPINION |28/12/2016
TV anchors with diametrically opposite convictions rode high, and Sushma Swaraj’s Twitter activism went global. But regional media barons ran afoul of parties in power, and a jailed reporter spent yet another year deprived of freedom.
BY THE HOOT| IN OPINION |01/11/2016
The Noise is about to subside. Temporarily, we are told. The competition cannot believe its ears.
BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/06/2016
How on earth did so many media outlets propagate a totally baseless story about a young woman killed in a seafront accident?
BY THE HOOT| IN RESEARCH STUDIES |15/05/2016
And news websites are the largest source of news for youth followed closely by newspapers and newsapps.
BY THE HOOT| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |13/05/2016
The new government in Kashmir has begun badly where press freedom and free speech are concerned.
BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |03/05/2016
All over India, journalists at the district level are vulnerable but things are worst in Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/03/2016
Enfants terrible grow old, a lurch to the Right, family coups and the rise of Arnab the Terrible.
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The New Indian Express  reports that the Puducherry government was holding talks with law experts to file a defamation case against Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, according to the chief minister V Narayanasamy. He told reporters that she was  making baseless allegations against the government, and indirectly interfering with the ongoing CBI inquiry into the medical admission scam, through her social media posts.                        

The third murder of a journalist in the month of September  took place in Mohali in Punjab. Journalist KJ Singh and his mother were found murdered at their house in Mohali on September 23.  HT and Scroll report that he was found with his throat slit and his mother appeared to be strangulated.  The Punjab Police have set up a Special Investigation Team to look into their deaths.

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The Washington Post  is rolling out Talk  a new commenting system that will allow the paper to better engage with readers who comment on its stories and help promote civil conversations. The software was developed by the Coral Project, a collaboration between The Post, the NYT and Mozilla, funded by a grant from the  Knight Foundation. The Post will integrate Talk with ModBot, its AI-powered comment moderation technology.                                                                         

Propublica has built a  Facebook bot which is a tiny computer program that automatically converses with you over Facebook Messenger to determine you experiences with reporting hate speech on Facebook. Its says its objective is to learn more about Facebook’s secret censorship rules and what the social media determines is hate speech. (Nieman Lab)                                       
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