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The story of stories that go unpublished is nothing new in the media.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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Fake news propagators are active in Karnataka following the  hung assembly results. Boomlive reports that posts like this one on Twitter are fake news, using a video dating back to attacks on churches in Karnataka in 2008,  to claim that BJP cadres in Mangalore had just attacked a church to "to install bhagwa and bjp flags and celebrate victory of a BJP majority".  It was posted by a Mohammed Mohsin who Boomlive claims appears to be a Congress supporter.               

Editorial writers on Thursday morning either did some plain speaking on what they thought of the Karnataka governor's decision to swear in a BJP government--ET, TOI, and   Business Standard--or looked for other subjects to write on--HT, The Hindu and  Mint. The Indian Express chose to ignore the messy ground reality and focus loftily on what the BJP's election winning prowess will mean for the future of the opposition, even if it chooses to get together. The Dainik Jagran also chose other subjects to write on.                      

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