The Reliance effect: When is corporate ownership of media especially dangerous?

A rebuttal to R Jagannathan’s thoughts on corporate ownership of media aired on Hafta.

posted by Vikram Johri|November 30, 2015   in Criticles|2 comments


Conversations with Ramnath Goenka awardees: Barkha Dutt on why Kashmir has left an impact on her

Dutt won the award for her series of reports on the Keran encounter.

posted by Manisha Pande|November 30, 2015   in Criticles|6 comments


Excellence in journalism: Is it a question of your last great report or your entire body of work?

The recent Ramnath Goenka Awards raise questions about how we look at journalists and their work.

posted by Abhinandan Sekhri|November 28, 2015   in Criticles|4 comments


Conversations with Ramnath Goenka awardees: ‘Talk to people not just politicians’

Supriya Sharma of Scroll talks about choosing a 2,500-km train journey over routine election rallies to report ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections

posted by Manisha Pande|November 27, 2015   in Criticles|one comment


What was Facebook thinking when it blocked the account of Kerala journalist VP Rajeena?

Surprisingly, those who hurled misogynistic abuse at her for speaking up against child sexual abuse have got off scot- free.

posted by Arunabh Saikia|November 27, 2015   in Criticles|7 comments


Conversations with Ramnath Goenka awardees: Interviewing ‘Nirbhaya’s’ friend

Sudhir Chaudhary of Zee News talks about the toughest interview of his life, the Zee-Naveen Jindal extortion case and more.

posted by Manisha Pande|November 27, 2015   in Criticles|one comment

Conversations with Ramnath Goenka awardees: On the perils of investigative reporting

Raman Kirpal and Hakeem Irfan talk about going after the truth no matter what the risks are – and there are plenty.

posted by Manisha Pande|November 26, 2015   in Faceoff|one comment


RIL is accused of planting stories against a rival. Why is this not news for the mainstream media?

No media organisations except ET touched the story

posted by Arunabh Saikia|November 25, 2015   in Criticles|6 comments


Stepping into Pahlaj Nihalani’s shoes: A few sanskaari cuts for films he produced

Replace the videshi wine with hot steaming chai and the kiss with a two-second mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

posted by Anuka Roy and Hansa Malhotra|November 25, 2015   in Criticles|5 comments


Six reasons why the media should stop publishing opinion and exit polls

The media should have more faith in their reporters than in unscientific surveys.

posted by Shivam Vij|November 24, 2015   in Criticles|3 comments

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