BY A HOOT COMMENT| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |26/05/2018
That so many fell for this sting says a lot for the amorality that may have begun to pervade the media business.
IN DIGITAL MEDIA |19/05/2018
Real news about fake news: fake audio on WhatsApp in India, and a fake pre-election poll purportedly sponsored by the BBC, showing a big victory for the BJP.
BY WILLIAM MCKEEN| IN OPINION |18/05/2018
He was one of the New Journalists, who wrote nonfiction using the techniques of fiction.
BY JYOTI PUNWANI| IN OPINION |14/05/2018
Ravish Kumar chooses issues that affect large numbers of ordinary people in small towns. And the authorities are taking note.
BY S HUSSAIN ZAIDI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/05/2018
The feisty reporter lost seven years of her life to pain and humiliation on account of fellow journalists who bought the theories the police planted,
IN MEDIA BUSINESS |08/05/2018
With a salary backlog of four months, the mood among BW journalists is grim, even as they hang on in hope of collecting past dues.
BY MEREDITH SHAW| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/05/2018
Are North Korean media outlets signaling that the regime is getting serious about diplomacy? They showed the two leaders interacting on an equal footing,
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/05/2018
From the Hoot archives: Incredibly, news reports quote crime branch police sources (unidentified, of course) who state that the case against Vora became stronger when the gangster himself called up several journalists and businessmen.
BY N. P. CHEKKUTTY| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |25/04/2018
Kerala youths were drawn into violent protests over the Kathua case by anonymous WhatsApp calls made by shadowy forces with ulterior motives
BY JEFF INGLIS| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |21/04/2018
It could take responsibility for the content it publishes and start competing to provide the most accurate news instead of the most click-worthy.
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Paid news falls within the citizen's right to free speech and the Election Commission has no business trying to stop it, according to the Delhi High Court. ET reports that while the EC thinks paid news is a major challenge to conducting free and fair elections, and 15 cases of paid news were identified in the recently concluded Karnataka polls, the HC says the EC's remit is confined to the poll expenditure of a candidate, and not the content of the advertising s/he spends on.                                                             

Journalists covering the ongoing protest of residents of the coastal town of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu were at the receiving end of police violence and found their cameras and cellphones snatched. The residents were demanding immediate closure of Vedanta Sterlite's copper operations and the agitation turned bloody, leaving 9 persons dead in police firing.          

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