Neerja Chowdhury speaks to Madhu Trehan about her experiences with Himmat, buying a press with donations from readers during the Emergency, the importance of fact-checking learnt at The Statesman and the “upshot” of the Indian Express story and more.
NDTV’s Security and Strategic Affairs editor speaks to Madhu Trehan on half-truths and lies, the "far-fetched" claims made by the Indian Express story, government’s mistrust of the Army Chief and the mess that is the Defence ministry.
HT Political Editor Vinod Sharma goes from beatific to belligerent while talking about his Centrist position, why he celebrated Vajpayee, being “separated at birth”, the Singhvi CD & chastity belts, and whether he’d ever accept a Rajya Sabha nomination
Madhu Trehan interviews Shubha Singh, who has co-edited the book Making News, Breaking News, Her Own Way.
They talk about the journey of women journalists and the evolution of gender dynamics in newsrooms.
Mr Umesh Aggarwal’s documentary, “Brokering News”, released by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) exposes the depth of corruption in the mainstream media. It shows corruption in the political coverage of elections, news on business and industry and even movie reviews.
Directed by Umesh Aggarwal
Assistant Director & Editor - Naveen Samhotra
Script - Anirban Bhattacharya
Narration - Roshan Set
On Dhobi Ghat, Madhu Trehan asks if journalism really is one of the worst jobs. Our panel Verghese George, Shariq Khan, Revathi Laul & Kumar Badal. Adrenalin rush, political threats, messed up facts, the power trip and lack of loos while reporting.
CNN-IBN’s Bhupendra Chaubey on the positive rub-off of Mukesh Ambani buying stake in TV18, the Rahul Gandhi 'beat', Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘honeymoon period’ and whether or not he would accept a Padma award.
Punya Prasun Bajpai, Consulting Editor - Zee News, speaks to Madhu Trehan about the attempt of the government to limit coverage on Team Anna, the need to have a media watchdog, corporatisation and corruption in journalism, and why journalists should stay away from politicians.
Dhobi Ghat discusses the April 4th Indian Express article on suspicious army movement near the Capital with panellists Ajai Shukla, Ravish, Sonia Shukla, Abhinandan Sekhri & Madhu Trehan. The conspiracy theories and how all the news organisations handled it.
Sagarika Ghose talks about Ram Jethmalani, how politicians and journalists can never be friends, faux ‘live’ telecasts, and whether she’d carry a negative story on Mukesh Ambani now that he owns a stake in Network 18.