BY s r ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/05/2009
During the third phase of polling when it was the turn of the Mumbaikars to exercise their democratic right, there was palpable anxiety among the news channels.
BY s r ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/04/2009
Had Aakriti been in a distant state like Kerala, Assam or Orissa, would media care to highlight the event in the same manner?
BY s r ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/03/2009
If the media really believed that Varun Gandhi’s speech would cause unrest among a section of the people, did the repeat telecasts of the speech make any sense?
BY s r ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |04/03/2009
It is perfectly within the realm of journalistic ethics to pick up such "leaks". But you cannot editorialise in the news story.
BY s r ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/01/2009
Misleading headlines lead to confusing coverage of Satyam scandal.
BY s r ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/12/2008
Is there is a need for our channels to carry Pak propaganda? Or to display self righteousness, or to indulge in self promotion on such occasions,
BY s r ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/11/2008
It is abundantly clear that the Police use the media to cover up unprofessional and weak probes. Should the media oblige whether it involves Jihadi terrorists or Saffron terrorists?
BY s r ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/11/2008
It was quite evident that the news managers of these channels perhaps thought the ghastly blasts in Assam were happening in a neighbouring country.
BY s r ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |25/10/2008
It has been a tight-rope walk for the daily since there is a sizeable section of the middle class in the state which is sympathetic towards the LTTE.
BY s r ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/10/2008
There should not be separate standards for reporting communal clashes – one for Hindu-Muslim strife and the other for Hindu-Christian violence.
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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.                    

Doordarshan interviewed  two BJP ministers in the afternoon about what they thought of Rahul Gandhi's speech during the no-trust motion, and why BJP MPs had felt the need to come outside Parliament and attack him. Ministers of state Ashwini Chaubey and Ram Kirpal Yadav answered at considerable length and were allowed to have their say. The reporter also asked one of them what he thought about RG's hugging the PM and he effectively snorted in disapproval. When a panel discussion began after this,  more leading questions from the news anchor about this 'jadu ki jhappi."  And more criticism followed.                        

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