EPW finally gets an editor

IN Media Watch Briefs | 05/01/2018

The Economic and Political Weekly has appointed political scientist Gopal Guru who currently teaches at JNU as editor, the Sameeksha Trust announced yesterday. The search for an editor was on after Paranjoy Guha Thakurta resigned in July 2017. The previous two editors have been journalists.              

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 A Hindu report datelined Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh says a case has been registered  with Huzurabad police on March 17 against five persons for "manipulation, tampering, cheating, and  breach of trust for forcing the television viewers to watch particular channel serials by bribing them in order to increase TRP ratings  of particular channels." The ratings agency BARC had lodged the complaint.                     

Of all the resignations announced on Twitter, this one was the most curious: Nitin Sethi, deputy editor of the website Scroll.in,  announcing his resignation today, added a link to the last story he filed on the Adani Mundra port, setting off intense speculation in media circles that the Adanis were behind his exit. No one's talking as yet but with jittery media folk facing censorship from within and without, their antennae are quivering in curious anticipation.                      

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