Jay Shah: highly selective coverage

IN Media Watch Briefs | 10/10/2017

Coverage of the Jay Amit Shah story on The Wire by other media is becoming quite hilarious. Two days after it broke you will find no  shows on it on Republic TV, Times Now, Doordarshan, and CNN News 18. Mirror Now had a story which detailed the Congress allegations. ABP News has done a programme. But NDTV has done at least four shows on the Wire investigation so far, three by Ravish Kumar, one by Srinivasan Jain and others. Whats not news for some, is big news for others. Both in print and on TV, several media houses chose to lead the first day with Piyush Goyal's denial, not the facts of the story. The Indian Express has been doing straight coverage on two days, but the Hindu put it on page 10 the first day. Read this Newslaundry story for a detailed breakdown of how it was covered in newspapers.                       

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Bhupender Chaubey had Yogendra Yadav on a poll eve panel on CNN News 18, and  flashed the unflattering predictions Yadav had made about how the BJP would fare in the Gujarat elections. Thereafter kept rubbing it in every now and then during the show that Yadav was no longer a psephologist  but a politician, so his predictions had to be treated as such. To which Yadav wondered why he had been invited on the panel but could barely be heard above Chaubey's shouting.                

HT has made Kunal Pradhan, its Delhi editor for the past few months, Executive Editor of the paper. But it has still not named an editor for Mint, after its editor Sukumar Ranganathan moved to HT as Editor-in-chief.            

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