BY AJITH PILLAI| IN ARCHIVE |30/04/2016
A Hoot Retrospective from 2013: Tourism in Rome, Milan and Sicily will get a boost as Indian investigators shop for insights into the chopper deal.
BY AJITH PILLAI| IN BOOKS |21/08/2014
By conventional mass communication theories, media attention is a great force multiplier.
BY AJITH PILLAI| IN OPINION |15/08/2013
The story of stories that go unpublished is nothing new in the media. Some of them fall into the category of scoops deliberately ignored.
BY AJITH PILLAI| IN OPINION |25/07/2013
When a general election looms, the competition among PR agencies hots up.
BY AJITH PILLAI| IN OPINION |18/07/2013
AIM is a book that would be of interest to those in the media since it not only gives an insider's view of how the IB functions but also explains how it manipulates the media.
BY AJITH PILLAI| IN OPINION |11/07/2013
Despite all the material success, once every five years, Swami Editoananda makes it a point to take time out to gaze into future trends in the media.
BY AJITH PILLAI| IN OPINION |04/07/2013
Following the recent elevation of Narendra Modi as the BJP's face for 2014, Division A2Z under Agent Moody Moody was asked to study the new PM-hopeful and his impact on the media.
BY AJITH PILLAI| IN OPINION |27/06/2013
Stories from Aapka Worldwild, a news agency that promises the Indian media the moon and beyond, hope to change the face of print and television news forever.
BY AJITH PILLAI| IN OPINION |20/06/2013
Diagnosed after a survey among media owners. Check out the questions and answers Dr De (Press) passed on to Dr Khullar for his edification.
BY AJITH PILLAI| IN OPINION |13/06/2013
B&S share excerpts from Esop's fables, with their own interpretations, with The Hoot since it covered in detail Forbes (India) sacking its editor and three senior staffers.
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In the controversy over the ANI story on accounts from Russia, Kazakhstan and Indonesia retweeting Rahul Gandhi's tweets, Altnews.in has found  that the BJP's IT cell head Amit Malviya tweeted a screenshot of one of  the Twitter accounts taken two hours before ANI's story was published at 1.05 pm. The screenshot records the time it was taken.  That was also true of a screenshot  of another account which Malviya tweeted. Ten accounts are listed in ANI’s article. So did the evidence of these retweets get fed to ANI by the BJP?  Or did the BJP have prior knowledge of the story ANI was going to do?  Malviya began tweeting right after the ANI story was published.                               

The Hindu reports that a  journalist with the Hindi daily Dainik Jagran and a member of the RSS, Rajesh Mishra, was shot dead in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. His brother was also shot at and critically injured. Several rounds were filed at him by unidentified motorbike-borne assailants. Police said suspected enmity could be the reason for the murder. Mishra worked as a block-level stringer with Dainik Jagran and was also a block in-charge of the RSS.                                                                   

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