Ten years ago Phaneesh Murthy successfully used the willing business press to resurrect his career spectacularly over the course of a single calendar year. They eagerly helped him rebuild a reputation tarnished by a sexual harassment charge, as this article in the Hoot documented. How will the business press treat him this time around, we wonder.
A reader writes, "TV pe breaking news haaye re mera ghagra haaye," sings Madhuri Dixit (that's the latest item song). How aptly it captures the state of television news today, doesn't it?
Three staffers of a newspaper in Tripura, Dainik Ganadoot, were killed on Sunday after armed men attacked the paper's office. According to police, the motorcycle-borne assailants barged into the office at the Palace Compound at about 3 pm and stabbed a proof reader and a driver on the ground floor before proceeding to the first floor where they stabbed the office manager. As it was Sunday afternoon, only a reporter was present at the office. He fainted on seeing the assailants stabbing the two men on the ground floor and was left unharmed. (CNN IBN, PTI)
At the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s consultation on cross media ownership (Delhi, May 18) representatives from Bennett, Coleman and Co. and the Zee Group were vocal in opposing cross media ownership restrictions of any kind. The Star India representative was muted by comparison, even as cable operator lobbies present slammed broadcasters who were getting into distribution.
Himal Southasian is looking for two Assistant Editors. The positions require the ability to support all aspects of the magazine’s production – both online a
Haridev Joshi University Of Journalism And Mass Communication, Jaipur, invites applications for vacancies in Media Studies and Electronic Journalism Departments