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.
DB Corp has had some misses but has been chugging along comfortably overall. However latest figures suggest improving profitability will get harder.
BY CHINTAMANI RAO| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |10/03/2018
The dishonesty starts with the pitch. Even if they don’t actually fudge the numbers, often an agency in a pitch does a great deal of window dressing to what it presents.
In the past five years TV Today has seen a sharp acceleration in revenue growth and profit margins.
Profitability has never been an issue for this Southern giant, but the growth rate of net profits has been coming down.
BY LYNDSAY DUTHIE| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |23/10/2017
More women are graduating from the world’s top film and television schools and often outperforming their male counterparts, so why are they not in positions of power equal to men,
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |12/10/2017
Helped by their role in muddying in the US election, Rupert Murdoch’s campaign to whittle away Google and Facebook’s supremacy is showing results.
BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |09/10/2017
Publishers are losing direct traffic, regional language sites see an uptick, WhatsApp is India’s largest media consumption platform, and start-ups find that millennials are willing to pay for news.
The expanded profile of bidders this year suggests that IPL rights now attract players from various segments of the ICE business.
The company that publishes Dainik Jagran goes from strength to strength ten years after its 2006 IPO.
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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 one person dead in police firing.          

According to this report  34 people who were employed by  ABP Ltd through contractors for different departments, and were fired,  have been protesting outside the ABP premises for almost a month now but there has been no media coverage. Their troubles began when they formed a union in response to not being paid minimum wages by their contractors in 2016. Their union is affiliated to the TMC. They were fired after forming a union.The ABP management has not met them yet. Media outlets approached by the workers have declined to cover their plight. The Labour Minister has lent them a ear, but that has not resulted in any action.                     

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