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The national media is politicising the flood rescue with its coverage.

Using flood rescue for vested interests
The army's rescue operations in Jammu & Kashmir are being used as propaganda to bolster India's image.   FAHAD SHAH accuses the media of politicising the floods. The article in 'The Indian Express' 
Failing to get it right
The national media did not quite capture the calamity of the Kashmir floods in all its myriad aspects, human, social and political.   Reporting was not half as good as that of the local press and social media, says GEETA SESHU. PIX: Local media raising the questions that national media failed to ask. 
Neglecting the environment at our peril
With Jammu & Kashmir deluged, should the media be doing more to cover the environmental issues that culminate in these disasters?   A study of the north east shows the environment is a neglected topic, says NIVEDITA KHANDEKAR. PIX: Assam floods 
Bury the media?
The divisive climate in the newly created states is leading to a worrying new news dynamic which is never discussed.   MADABHUSHI SRIDHAR goes beyond the Telangana CM's ire to examine some issues. PIX: ABN Andhra Jyothi compares KCR to Hitler 
A 100-day analysis
The Hindi press took the same stand as the English media on the Narendra Modi government's first 100 days in office, namely, measured praise.   ANAND VARDHAN looks at the assessments. PIX: Hridaynarayan Dikshit edit in 'Dainik Jagran' 
Media silence over Tripura scam
An order to Tripura schools to use their funds to buy books written by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and former bureaucrat Sanjoy Kumar Panda is a scandal.   Why, asks SUBIR BHAUMIK, is no one covering the story. PIX: Manik Sarkar's book "Atit Diner Smriti" 
Regulator, broadcaster, video entrepreneur
One did not know whether to laugh or cry at the spectacle of mighty broadcasters like Star and Zee confronting the threat posed to them by pesky video entrepreneurs.   SEVANTI NINAN on the current broadcast scenario 
100 Days of Modi
Print provided rational assessments but the TV debates were mere sensation-mongering and that too, over trivia rather than real issues.   ALKA GURHA looks at the inexorable dumbing down of TV. 
The 100 days nonsense
Everyone agrees it is too short a period and then goes to town criticising new governments for not doing enough in 100 days,   says DARIUS NAKHOONWALA. PIX: Narendra Modi 
Trust deficit persists on news on Community Radio
But TRAI recommendations make some headway on licencing and advertising on community radio   RAM BHAT and VINOD PAVARALA decode the recommendations 

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The prime minister had a birthday and the newspapers got no advertising from the party faithful wishing him? Now that is a change. The only ads on Wednesday were from the Gujarat and MP governments promoting local schemes or inviting investment, with the PM's pictures.

TV Today's Kalli Purie has hit upon a new idea to market the brand. Bright red T-shirts with the logo of the TV channel have been distributed and all anchors and reporters have been made to click their photographs wearing those. These pictures are now being used as display pictures during phone-ins. And the staff has been instructed to wear them on Fridays.

This government's reluctance to interact with journalists is leading to bizarre situations. This story says last week a journo (apparently from Mint) sat through a closed-door meeting between Power minister Piyush Goyal and state power ministers, in the guise of an event manager, leading to CCTV cameras now being installed in the power ministry corridors. Why would you let event managers into ministerial meetings? And what will desperate journalists do next?

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