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.
BY THE HOOT| IN CENSORSHIP |14/11/2015
“Would the Assam Rifles dare extend the same order to ‘national’ media houses?”
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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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