BY SHYAM G. MENON| IN OPINION |26/05/2016
What can an evolved, fifty-something journalist do with his experience when the media has evolved too and cannot accommodate him?
BY SHYAM G. MENON| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |21/08/2014
A monkey clicks a photo. It goes viral. Does the monkey who grabbed the camera own the copyright or the photographer?
BY SHYAM G. MENON| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/01/2014
To reform the media, start with the fact that people can live without it. Not for lack of time, but because people don't want you and your assumptions of what they are, what they ought to be,
BY SHYAM G. MENON| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/11/2011
TV channels erupted to news that the seven billionth-human being was imminent, but the subject faded as quickly as it arrived.
BY SHYAM G. MENON| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |14/02/2011
If Obama was president born through media and social media, this was revolution cast similarly. It exploded as media event; ended as media event. All at one place, I didn’t even have to shift my chair.
BY SHYAM G. MENON| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/12/2010
Tuesday told me that media ethics are amorphous. Where it should have been one editor’s call and matter closed at NDTV, it is now what anyone and their eyeballs make of it.
BY SHYAM G. MENON| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |25/09/2010
Shouldn’t reporting done well, be enough `solution’ in the media? Should we ask readers and viewers to ``be the solution’’? Unless of course, you are admitting that the reporting wasn’t meant to solve anything in the first place.
BY SHYAM G. MENON| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/08/2010
The full picture of Pakistan’s month of sorrow has still not emerged. The rigour shown by media while reporting religious extremism and terrorism in Pakistan, is absent in the floods coverage,
BY SHYAM G. MENON| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/08/2010
By the end of sustained news reporting of the collision, the issue had blossomed into a clean-up drive inspired by TV channels.
BY SHYAM G. MENON| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/08/2010
The Indian media has piled on so many layers of posturing that if you want to restore ethics and craft, then you have to roll back at least two decades into the past.
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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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