As elections get under way, the prospect of political hate speech looms large. A five-point test for journalists on how to minimize damage when they report.
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/01/2017
Now that the Express has turned up some hard evidence, will Google searches on this story continue to yield spectacularly sparse results,
BY ROHIN KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/01/2017
The first was an attack on free speech. The Mamata govt FIR aims to stop Zee from inciting Hindu-Muslim enmity with its coverage of the Dhulagarh riots.
BY DEVI LEENA BOSE| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |03/01/2017
A decade since the last guidelines were issued, it is time to take stock of the situation and change the guidelines to make the processes more transparent
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/12/2016
Its early morning news bulletins are one long riff on the government’s wondrous work. Hard news? No thank you.
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 VAMSEE JULURI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/12/2016
When a scholar’s lifelong study of ancient knowledge systems is reduced to slogans, it means the media is imposing its own preconceptions on his work.
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 JYOTI PUNWANI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/12/2016
Press Council Chairman Justice Prasad recently expressed his views on press freedom, journalists’ security, paid news, and trolling
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
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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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