MEDIA WATCH BRIEF
The difference between the Radia tapes and the Essar emails is that this time around the disclosures are being reported with alacrity. Last time it took a day or more for the mainstream media to start acknowledging the revelations. The PIL affidavit on Essar mentions seven journalists in different contexts, including one from Dainik Bhaskar. The HT staffer's suspension had a kick in the tail: the reporter hit back with details of how both her colleagues and her paper had also asked her to use her corporate contacts.
Is the Lok Sabha TV channel now being run by the information and broadcasting ministry? Yesterday LSTV recorded an interview with the railway minister, and the channel staff were bemused to find that the feed went out without the LSTV logo on it, even as Doordarshan telecast it with its own watermark. The LSTV anchor was taken off the interview panel too while a DD person did the programme. Asked by her staff why that had happened, the channel CEO responded that the direct feed to DD was on the orders of I & B minister Arun Jaitley and his minister of state R Rathore.
Scroll.in is looking for feature writers and a social media editor. Please send CV and writing samples to email@example.com.
Primary Tasks: Copy editing - check scripts for facts, simplicity, focus and language; sending the scripts back to the editor/correspondent for re-writing; chec