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The story of stories that go unpublished is nothing new in the media.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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The Times Group is persisting in its efforts to leverage the social media behaviour of its employees for the company's benefit. Newslaundry reports that the Group which began dictating terms to staff who were on Twitter and Facebook from 2014, has just given them guidelines which amount to saying  journalists can’t tweet their own stories from their personal accounts.   “All content related to your primary role at BCCL should be posted solely on the Company account”.                    

Slate reports that  according to regulatory paperwork filed on August 14, 21st Century Fox paid out about $50 million in the fiscal year that ended on June 30 to cover costs related to a slew of sexual-harassment and discrimination settlements at Fox News. The New York Times  reports that $50 million is $5 million more than what the company said it had paid out as of the end of March. For more on this story see here.                           

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