Goofs multiply fast

IN Media Watch Briefs | 28/07/2017

Minister Smriti Irani tweeted today that the strikingly captioned front page photo in the Indian Express, credited to PTI, was of Chennai in 2015, not of Ahmedabad airport in flooded Gujarat. PTI and Express used Twitter to apologise, and the former said it had sacked the photographer.                          

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Srinivasan Jain of NDTV posted on his Facebook page that a report by him and a colleague  on loans given to Jay Shah's companies was taken down from NDTV's website because the channel's lawyer said it needed to be removed for 'legal vetting'. He adds that it has still not been restored though  the report is based entirely on facts in the public domain  and "makes no unsubstantiated or unwarranted assertions". He says he is treating this as a distressing aberration and will continue reporting for NDTV.                                     

Aroon Purie, chairman of the India Today Group, announced today that he was handing over charge to his daughter Kalli Purie, who will now become Vice Chairman. All those who report to him will now report to her his letter said, but the Group Editorial Director, publishing, and the CFO would "have a dotted line" reporting to him.                                            
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