BY ALKA GURHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |02/06/2015
A show with Smriti Irani descended into an ugly spectacle, seemingly by design.
BY ALKA GURHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |09/12/2014
…without probing the facts, the result is a mess under which the truth is buried.
BY ALKA GURHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/11/2014
In covering controversial godman Rampal, news channels ignored their own role in promoting superstition.
BY ALKA GURHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/11/2014
Pundits are scrambling over one another to tell Congress how it can regain its health.
BY ALKA GURHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |29/09/2014
The media hysteria was focused on everything except the strategic give and take.
BY ALKA GURHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/09/2014
Print provided rational assessments but the TV debates were mere sensation-mongering and that too, over trivia rather than real issues.
BY ALKA GURHA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |23/08/2014
Web videos are more powerful in sending out catchy messages and triggering debate.
BY ALKA GURHA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |17/08/2013
The acerbic voices on social media are becoming the judge, jury and the executioner.
BY ALKA GURHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/07/2013
Picking one word or remark from the entire speech of a leader and dissecting it endlessly on prime time leads to further polarisation than was intended.
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Around 1300 newspapers have benefitted from full page colour insertions by The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting  commemorating former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.  Some also got a full page insertion from the govt of Rajasthan. DAVP also worked to ensure that the blog the PM had penned got published, reaching out to some 125 newspapers late in the evening. Most of them obliged.               
Doordarshan News did not adhere to Prasar Bharati's existing police guidelines of not covering political party functions live on August 15 this year, reportsThe Print.  It telecast live BJP president Amit Shah's efforts to unfurl the national flag at the BJP headquarters. Unfortunately for Mr Shah DD only succeeded in telecasting to the world his gaffe in pulling at the wrong rope which made the flag fall to the ground before it was unfurled, reports the website.      
 
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