Selective reporting

IN Media Watch Briefs | 02/08/2017

NDTV announced on its website that its digital revenues for quarter one were up 65 percent. It did not mention the company's consolidated after tax loss of Rs 22.01 crore in the same quarter. Nor the company's consolidated after tax loss of Rs 86.16 crore in FY 2016-17.             

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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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