BY Sanjay Ranade| IN OPINION |27/05/2010
The media is busy 'analysing' the PM's performance after the press conference on May 24, 2010. Perhaps, we should analyse the media performance too,
BY Sanjay Ranade| IN OPINION |05/05/2010
Letter to the Hoot: The mass news media was clearly used by the politicians to convey messages.
BY Sanjay Ranade| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/02/2010
The IPL auction, itself a pseudo event, spawned off other pseudo news events that appear to be in the domain of media, politics, films and cricket.
BY Sanjay Ranade| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/08/2009
Far from "encouraging" child marriage as some politicians feel, Balika Vadhu is the rare serial that induces audiences to engage intellectually with social conflicts on an entertainment platform,
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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar.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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