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.
BY THE HOOT| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |13/05/2016
The new government in Kashmir has begun badly where press freedom and free speech are concerned.
BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |03/05/2016
All over India, journalists at the district level are vulnerable but things are worst in Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/03/2016
Enfants terrible grow old, a lurch to the Right, family coups and the rise of Arnab the Terrible.
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An impressive  battery of lawyers lined up by Rupert Murdoch’s Star India have succeeded in securing for the broadcaster an SC ruling which ensures that Prasar Bharati will no longer be able to air the mandatory sharing of sports feed on cable TV networks and pay DTH platforms.  Star India has estimated a subscription loss of Rs 970 crore and a loss of advertising revenue to the extent of Rs 245 crore since 2007 because of DD’s practice. The court has limited DD’s telecast of matches to its terrestrial network  and its Freedish. (Daily Post)                                                            

Sometimes the police balk at registering a case against a politician. Sometimes they register it and tell journalists at the same time that the allegations are baseless. Which makes you wonder with how much conviction the case will be investigated. HT reports that the Karnal police booked BJP MLA Bakshish Singh Virk and some 200 others for their alleged involvement in an attack on a journalist in Assandh.  The DSP told a reporter that an FIR had been registered but the case seemed politically motivated and without basis.                               

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