by NL TeamMarch 16, 2012
Clarifying her accent, proving her felicity with Hindi and pointing to the ignorance of the anchor. On Raja, the 2G scam and crony capitalism in India which exists or doesn’t or does or...
Problems with the news media today. Dearth of genuine investigative reporting. Journalists turning into inquisitors. Uncritical consumption of stories. Full disclosures eluding news media
On how all NGOs are frauds, each and every one. TV news still to come of age in India which she feels is immature and breathless.
Why Anna does not have a worldview? What it takes to have a worldview? Education and literacy and are the two different?
by NL TeamMarch 14, 2012
How alarming is the menace of paid news? The spread of paid news in the non-political news space. How does The Hindu continue to sustain public trust?
With controversies preceding his appointment, how smooth has been his transition to the role of Editor? What guided The Hindu's reporting on 2G scam?
What yardsticks does the The Hindu apply in publishing Wikileaks data? On compelling public interest as a guiding principle.
He looks back at his writings on Gujarat. His view on riots and robust deterrents. The role of media. Reasons for hope and persistent concerns.
by NL TeamMarch 12, 2012
His primary impulses are literary. On his novels and cutting teeth with the Tehelka sting as an investigative journalist. Coping with the legal tangles of the Tehelka expose?
Undercover story is the name he prefers for his brand of investigative journalism. His experiences in questions-for-money operation in Parliament. On the impact of investigative stories?
He talks about how media can be more constructive in critiquing itself. Making legal and institutional structures more protective of free media. What could have been done better in the Tehelka defence deal expose.
His take on paid news. Ways in which the State chooses to get back at media exposes. The structure of State persecution. What makes him hopeful about media.
by NL TeamMarch 7, 2012
How accessible is the government and party to media? How communicative is the PM? How often should leaders address the public?
On what it takes to be a party spokesperson. Pros and cons of being the face of the party. What she thinks about the media- soft or ruthless? Any guesses?
Can she identify the spokesperson’s style? Can she identify her own style of debate? Is it a defence mechanism?
Who are the spokespersons she admires? How effective? The selection of a spokesperson. Doublespeak fits in the job. How?
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