BY THE HOOT| IN LAW AND POLICY |06/02/2018
Can privacy rights be enforced against the media? Will the government now unleash a data protection authority on journalistic establishments?
BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/10/2017
In the Aarushi Talwar murder case, the media had scaled new heights of irresponsibility by spreading canards and defamatory stories. The Talwars have now been acquitted by the Allahabad High Court.
BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |09/10/2017
Publishers are losing direct traffic, regional language sites see an uptick, WhatsApp is India’s largest media consumption platform, and start-ups find that millennials are willing to pay for news.
BY THE HOOT| IN OPINION |09/06/2017
The raid on NDTV’s Roys has drawn only selective indignation from across the media spectrum. Can a divided media stand up to this government?
BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |03/02/2017
Journalists shudder as one more newspaper group sacks employees across two newspapers, axing an estimated 120 plus jobs in a day.
BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/01/2017
After debate and discussion, we have decided that it is smarter to offer less volume and more depth.
BY THE HOOT| IN OPINION |28/12/2016
TV anchors with diametrically opposite convictions rode high, and Sushma Swaraj’s Twitter activism went global. But regional media barons ran afoul of parties in power, and a jailed reporter spent yet another year deprived of freedom.
BY THE HOOT| IN OPINION |01/11/2016
The Noise is about to subside. Temporarily, we are told. The competition cannot believe its ears.
BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/06/2016
How on earth did so many media outlets propagate a totally baseless story about a young woman killed in a seafront accident?
BY THE HOOT| IN RESEARCH STUDIES |15/05/2016
And news websites are the largest source of news for youth followed closely by newspapers and newsapps.
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The National Herald has announced  that Neelabh Mishra, Editor-in-Chief of National Herald and Navjeevan, died on February 24 after a long illness, in Chennai. He was formerly editor of the Hindi Outlook until 2015, and became editor of NH in 2016. He began his career from the Navbharat Times in Patna, and launched Eenadu TV in Rajasthan in 1998. Tributes to him on Twitter describe him as  deeply committed to egalitarian and secular values.                                             

The Hindu, The Times of India and  Hindustan Times reported the most controversial parts of the Army chief's Feb 21 speech on immigration in the North East and the growth of the AIUDF as a party. It was only Indian Express that reported a longer excerpt, in which he spoke of amalgamation rather than identification as a solution in Assam, and pointed out that Muslims had come to Assam with the Ahoms in the 1200s and had equal rights over the land. "Both these people have claim to the state of Assam and therefore to the North East region," the army chief said.  Why didn't the others report this crucial admission, which is rarely heard? Because it would have gone against the sensational headlines all the papers gave to their report of the speech? The headlines either highlighted Rawat's comparison between the growth of Badruddin Ajmal's  AIUDF's and the BJP, or his accusation that Pakistan and China were driving the illegal immigration into the North East.                     

            

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