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.
A reader points out that the Times of India had a nice story (May 15) on a Bangalore newspaper vendor who educated himself and got admission into IIM Kolkata, but spoilt it by getting the man to pose with spread out copies of the Times of India. Surely that is not the only paper he distributes?
The editor of the Mail and Guardian in South Africa Nic Dawes is joining the Hindustan Times as 'chief content and editorial officer'. Thats a new designation in the Indian print media universe and probably indicates a multimedia role. People are not going to be called editors any more?
Shortly after Times of India's Medianet initiative became known in 2004, Vir Sanghvi carried an editorial page debate in the Hindustan Times on this unfortunate trend to which several outside commentators contributed. Now HT has decided to go the same way with an initiative called brand promotions.
Haridev Joshi University Of Journalism And Mass Communication, Jaipur, invites applications for vacancies in Media Studies and Electronic Journalism Departments
What and Where: Saddahaq.com, the soon-to-be launched English-language interactive national news site is seeking a full-time editor to immediately join its busy