BY ANJALI PURI| IN ARCHIVE |18/11/2016
On November 18, 2010 the Radia tapes emerged. On the sixth anniversary of the scandal we republish a memorable series on PR from The Hoot.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN ARCHIVE |05/11/2016
Well-spoken executives offering well-packaged stories also came in to pitch for new players who needed to build profiles, influence policy and defuse criticism.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN ARCHIVE |05/11/2016
All the hapless viewer knows as she glides from gadget PR to corporate golf PR to tell-me-your-company’s- success-story PR…is that when TV doesn’t roar, it purrs.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/09/2015
Amidst all the hand-wringing over a woman’s, and a society’s morals, relatively few bells have been rung about the ethics of the media scrum that has developed around the Sheena Bora murder case.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |10/04/2014
As Delhi voted, the fortunes of three journalists who made their political debut in this general election as the candidates of the Aam Aadmi Party were also being decided.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |07/04/2014
Was Arvind Kejriwal's visit to Varanasi, where he announced himself as Narendra Modi's challenger, a success or a failure?
BY ANJALI PURI| IN BOOKS |02/10/2013
We learn from this fast-paced account how a competitive, scandal-seeking and invasive media turns out, warts and all, to be a pretty good friend to those seeking justice for Babli and Manoj.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN ARCHIVE |25/09/2012
A HOOT SPECIAL REPORT-close to two years after the Radia tapes emerged, media management remains a hardy industry.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/10/2010
Do you see our editors at high-falutin’ power lunches or power parties? No. We have town hall meetings where editors talk to people to understand their concerns.
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Journalists following up on a story on a secret diary that indicated the bribing and corruption of members of the Tamil Nadu cabinet by industrialist and mining baron Sekhar Reddy found that another diary was quickly doing the rounds, this time with the names of  journalists and alleged payouts to them in what is seen as a clumsy attempt to discredit their work. The News Minute editor-in-chief Dhanya Rajendran who quickly put out a screenshot of the offending page with the watermark 'Made by idiots' tweeted that journalists can make a lot of money if they want to but are here to do a job, with integrity!                    

Ravi Belagere, editor of Kannada tabloid Hi Bangalore, was arrested on Dec 8 on allegations  of hiring a contract killer to murder a fellow journalist, his former employee  Sunil Heggaravanahalli. Police found guns and ammunition in his home.  In June this year he was one of two editors to attract a jail sentence ordered by the Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly for breach of privilege following  allegedly defamatory articles against legislators. ( The News Minute)                              

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