BY pramod kumar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/01/2013
The jingoism of TV channels in response to incidents on the Pakistan border was unwarranted and irresponsible.
BY pramod kumar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/02/2012
The media turned the verdict into an event and the way it was covered throughout the day by news TV was a shocking exhibition of hype, sensation and overblown hectoring,
BY pramod kumar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/10/2011
Driven by its own agenda, television news has been reduced to a hollow fourth pillar and has abandoned its role as a bulwark of democracy,
BY pramod kumar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/08/2011
Instead of being vigilant, the media is lapping up `explosive’ information leaked to them by senior government functionaries without asking why this is being done.
BY pramod kumar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |29/07/2011
"Perception" is another tool which is frequently used by the media to denigrate a person or an idea and also as a force multiplier in furthering the negative aspects of a situation,
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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar.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.                                

ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    
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