BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/09/2017
Newton is a quiet film which delivers a ringing satire on the nature of state intervention in Naxal areas and the sham elections that are held there.
While the wire reports claimed that the government has “frozen” the bank accounts of all the 2.09 lakh companies, the PIB press release did not use the word “frozen” even once.
BY JYOTI PUNWANI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/09/2017
Never has a terror accused released on bail received the kind of welcome Times Now and Republic TV accorded to Malegaon blast accused Lt Col Purohit.
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |25/08/2017
Politicians who lie, spin or make tall claims are being mercilessly exposed by new fact-checkers – private citizens or websites – fighting against fake news
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/08/2017
The coverage of a tragedy produced by professional journalists affects how a community and a nation responds to the underlying causes,
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/08/2017
Sometimes brave, usually timid, the nervous broadcaster’s saga of what to carry or not carry, spans decades and several governments.
BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |14/08/2017
As the chief minister decried the TV coverage as fake news, the theatre of denial on the airwaves touched a new low in Indian politics.
Does the visibility provided by transgender characters on entertainment television lead to greater acceptance of trans people?
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/08/2017
A one-sided story painting a picture of Shias plotting to take over is a classic example of rumour and conjecture replacing facts.
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/08/2017
In the guise of debate, Kashmiris are being subjected to vilification, venom, and finger-wagging by jingoistic anchors. Some are saying ‘no thank you’.
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The third murder of a journalist in the month of September  took place in Mohali in Punjab. Journalist KJ Singh and his mother were found murdered at their house in Mohali on September 23.  HT and Scroll report that he was found with his throat slit and his mother appeared to be strangulated.  The Punjab Police have set up a Special Investigation Team to look into their deaths.

The Hindustan Times has announced that the editor of Mint, Sukumar Ranganathan  will become the editor-in-chief of the paper. The internal mail to staff said that the appointment of an editor for Mint would be announced shortly. The current editor Bobby Ghosh will remain with the company till October 31, the announcement said.                    

 

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The Washington Post  is rolling out Talk  a new commenting system that will allow the paper to better engage with readers who comment on its stories and help promote civil conversations. The software was developed by the Coral Project, a collaboration between The Post, the NYT and Mozilla, funded by a grant from the  Knight Foundation. The Post will integrate Talk with ModBot, its AI-powered comment moderation technology.                                                                         

Propublica has built a  Facebook bot which is a tiny computer program that automatically converses with you over Facebook Messenger to determine you experiences with reporting hate speech on Facebook. Its says its objective is to learn more about Facebook’s secret censorship rules and what the social media determines is hate speech. (Nieman Lab)                                       
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