BY Manjula Lal| IN OPINION |15/07/2007
Being in the interviewee’s hotseat is now more of a comedy of errors than an ordeal.
BY Manjula Lal| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/12/2004
The common woman has good reason not to get worked up about the issue of violence against women. A response to Ammu Joseph`s article.
BY Manjula Lal| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |16/05/2002
Instant analysis on TV is nothing but fluff Instant analysis on TV is nothing but fluff   When General Musharraf was making his famous speech to the world in January, it was being "analysed" by TV anchors as he went along. What was the hurry, guys? Want to solve the tangled Indo-Pak imbroglio in one hectic evening?   By Manjula..
BY Manjula Lal| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/04/2002
Why is a pogrom called a riot Why is a pogrom called a riot?   Old journalistic usages have to be re-examined for the times we live in.   Semantics became center stage again with George Bush`s use of the expression "collateral damage" to refer to civilian casualties in the war against Afghanistan. But while many of us in the..
BY Manjula Lal| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |23/04/2002
Dateline North-East: Risky Business Dateline North-East: Risky Business   To fully appreciate the conditions in which the media functions in the North-East, some standard terms have to be redefined.   To fully appreciate the conditions in which the media functions in the North-East, some standard terms have to be redefined. Here is a glossary of some phrases journalists usually use in..
BY Manjula Lal| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |16/04/2002
Why doesn’t the media go out there and find out all the interesting things happening, to people Why doesn’t the media go out there and find out all the interesting things happening, to people ..
BY Manjula Lal| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/04/2002
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JOURNALISTIC RIGOUR WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JOURNALISTIC RIGOUR?</headline> Have journalistic norms become a casualty of the pace of change in mass media? Many media persons seem to have abdicated their responsibility, suggesting that you should mechanically do your job and not bother your head about journalistic ethics, commitment, quality or - perish the thought -..
BY Manjula Lal| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |08/04/2002
ENGLISH JOURNALISM, LUCKNOW STYLE ENGLISH JOURNALISM, LUCKNOW STYLE   This is about the English media in Lucknow. It is not pegged to the UP polls in particular, for the simple reason that the English language press is not taken too seriously in the city. And also because most of UP`s key constituencies/rallies are covered by journalists from Delhi,..
BY Manjula Lal| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |06/04/2002
Dateline North-East: Risky Business To fully appreciate the conditions in which the media functions in the North-East, some standard terms have to be redefined. Here is a glossary of some phrases journalists usually use in other contexts.   Going out on an assignment: Being blindfolded and taken to an underground militant`s group hideout. If it`s the HQ deep..
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Don't ask us what MeitY's committee on national investment in critical national infrastructure and digital broadcasting has to do with the regulation of online media content. But reports have it that the controversial  content regulation committee set up under the former Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, has now quietly shifted to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). This is clearly one hot potato no one wants!                           

 

The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar. They also vandalised an exhibition organised by Mathrubhumi books in Kochi in protest. They found portions of a dialogue between two characters in the novel objectionable. The Mathrubhumi Weekly editor tweeted that literature was being mob lynched.                                

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