BY The Hoot| IN BOOKS |01/09/2014
What is monetarily beneficial for broadcasters is less so for viewers who earn very little, some of them reported cutting back on food and savings to meet the increased costs of watching television post digitisation.
BY The Hoot| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |24/06/2014
Tweets from the Reliance crowd populate Twitter. Theirs is another take on the service this company and its owners do the nation.
BY The Hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/05/2014
Is the press so powerful in India that it is able to manufacture consent?
BY The Hoot| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |18/03/2014
It was a case of sexual assault with no physical evidence, but plenty of verbal evidence. And the media went completely overboard. Over 12 days Times Now spent more than 50 per cent of its news time at 8-10 pm on this story.
BY The Hoot| IN OPINION |15/01/2014
Sahara India gets a book stayed, Praful Patel gets another book withdrawn from circulation. How to keep the powerful accountable if they can thwart exposés on wrongdoing ?
BY The Hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/04/2011
Many journalists within the paper will welcome the move, even if Varadarajan’s rival claimants do not. The problem in the Hindu has always been, how far up the editorial ladder can a truly talented professional go?
BY The Hoot| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |18/07/2010
In less than twenty days of this month there have been six assaults on journalists and one arrest in Manipur, Kerala, Kashmir, Maharashtra, Orissa and Delhi.
BY The Hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |16/05/2009
NDTV and Headlines Today were way ahead of the rest of the pack with the numbers, particularly the alliance position, throughout the early hours of leads.
BY The Hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/02/2009
"The job of a journalist is not to be an inanimate, unthinking robot. You are seeing the liberation of TV as a news media. TV is speaking its mind."
BY The Hoot| IN LAW AND POLICY |15/02/2009
The Bombay High Court admits a public interest litigation on TV news coverage during the Mubai siege, and the New Broadcasters Association comes up with more guidelines.
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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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