Three Harvard studies conclude that the US news media have paid scant attention to the policy platforms of the candidates in their coverage of the presidential election campaign.
BY SUSHIL KAMBAMPATI| IN MEDIA MONITORING |22/07/2016
The publishers that were analyzed included several English language daily newspapers, online news sites, one television channel and several wire services.
IN MEDIA MONITORING |22/06/2016
An analysis of The Hindu and Dawn shows the latter giving India more space and more diverse coverage than vice versa.
BY VAMSEE JULURI| IN MEDIA MONITORING |16/06/2016
How did the US and Indian media convert an attempt to erase ‘’India’ and ‘Hinduism’ into a fight between ‘bad’ Hindus and ‘good’ secularists?
When rated for the degree of original content offered, The News Minute and Catch News came out on top.
A comparative analysis of coverage from and related to the Paris summit shows that Hindi newspapers gave substantially less coverage than the English press.
The Indian Express had five times as many opinion pieces on politics/political history/political economy as the Times of India, and five times as many on economy/finance/ business.
BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA MONITORING |16/09/2015
The media coverage of the Census data on religion focused on the timing of its release and the politically controversial aspects. Many deeper and more complex layers were totally ignored.
BY JENSON JOSEPH| IN MEDIA MONITORING |31/08/2013
Has the discipline of Communication and Journalism in India failed to redefine itself as a relevant academic field in the context of media's changing political economy,
BY KABIR ALI| IN MEDIA MONITORING |24/09/2012
The reportage in Urdu newspapers was substantially responsible for the after-effects of Assam violence.
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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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