Covering Events and Issues

How the Pew report on Modi was covered

BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA MONITORING |19/11/2017

Holes, slanted and selective fact-picking, and weak analysis contributed to projecting an overly positive image for the PM and BJP

 

The media betrayal over Aadhaar

BY VIDYUT| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/01/2018

Patchy, inconsistent, unfocused coverage is what we got. Consistent investigative reporting would have told us long ago what we know now

 

Scaremongering over HIV and Aadhaar

BY PRASHANT REDDY THIKKAVARAPU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/11/2017

A Scroll report that patients will stop treatment revealed a lack of understanding and objectivity, adding to the misinformation.

 

Demonetisation in numbers—how statistics were used

BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA MONITORING |12/11/2017

Two aspects of partisan commentary stood out: adjectives coupled with decontextualised statistics create an illusion of success, and favourable “facts” are mentioned in numbers, whereas inconvenient ones are stated in words.

 

Demonetization version 2.0: the frozen accounts fiction

BY PRASHANT REDDY THIKKAVARAPU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |09/09/2017

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.

 

Journalism of outrage in Gorakhpur, minus empathy

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,

 

Tragedy and denial in Gorakhpur

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.

 

TwoCircles.net and Radiance Weekly debate triple talaq

BY ANKITA PANDEY| IN MEDIA MONITORING |10/06/2017

Coverage of the issue in two publications which focus on Indian Muslims suffered from omissions and contradictions.

 

UP mein Yogi Raj-- the advent of Adityanath

BY ANKITA PANDEY| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |05/04/2017

While the English press focused on abattoirs and anti-Romeo squads, reporting in the Hindi press ranged across a wide canvas of pressing issues.

 

@The Gaushala at 3 am

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |26/03/2017

@gauravcsawant is at the Gorakhpur mandir gaushala at 3am tweeting away. "Cow protection is integral to our life. It is very important for us both in the state & the centre," @CMOfficeUP tells @IndiaToday @AajTak. And Sawant then goes on to how there are more than 350 cows at the..

 

How Jagran and Ujala covered UP: Part II

BY ANKITA PANDEY| IN MEDIA MONITORING |25/02/2017

Dainik Jagran and Amar Ujala were pretty balanced but one striking failure was putting tough questions to politicians on behalf of their readers

 

How Jagran and Ujala covered UP: Part I

BY ANKITA PANDEY| IN MEDIA MONITORING |25/02/2017

Of all the parties in the UP election, the BJP received more coverage in Amar Ujala and Dainik Jagran, mainly because it had more star campaigners.

 

How TOI and Jagran differed in their currency ban coverage

BY ANKITA PANDEY| IN MEDIA MONITORING |28/01/2017

Analysis shows that Dainik Jagran’s front pages and editorial stance backed demonetization while TOI was more nuanced and critical.

 

A death that could not be reported

BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/12/2016

Archival nostalgia became the highlights that gave viewers a rare insight into the otherwise aloof Amma.

 

The media’s rockstar humanitarian

BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/09/2016

The Catholic Church’s latest saint in heaven is really the first “saint” of our mediatised, hyper-exposed times — at once glorious and flawed.

 

Ra-Ra Rajan: media and the Rajan effect

BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/06/2016

News of 'rock star' RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's exit sparked a torrent of media coverage -- reverential and otherwise.

 

Requiem for a demonised university

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/02/2016

The coverage of such crises have always thrown up the responsibility aspect of our media. In its quest for prime time justice it seems oblivious to the damage it does,

 

Is media creating mass hysteria?

BY AMITABH SRIVASTAVA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/12/2015

Was the juvenile brutalised by his depiction? Do the facts of the case fly in the face of the media myth-making?

 

Without restraint

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |23/05/2013

Punjab Kesari on Thursday splashed gory pictures of the victims of a mass murder in Ghaziabad. The pictures of the family of seven that was brutally killed in their house are disturbing to say the least. Time for the Press Council and its otherwise vocal head Justice Katju to take..

 

Demolitions and the English press

BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |16/05/2013

Slum demolitions don't attract press coverage; building demolitions do. Because buildings, not slums, are where people like us live.

 

Kolkata press twists students' voices?

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/04/2013 ?

Violence in Presidency University provoked the Times of India and The Telegraph to denigrate campus politics. ??

 

 How not to cover a major strike?

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/03/2013 ?

The magnitude and purpose of the protest was trivialised, especially by pink papers.

 

Unable to handle complexities

BY MAYA RANGANATHAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/02/2013

The similarity between the media and the masses in resisting divergent views is uncanny.

 

Create forums, not battlegrounds

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/02/2013

The present situation demands that national media cover the Gorkhaland movement as comprehensively as the Telangana movement is covered.

 

Over the top

IN OPINION |20/11/2012

The coverage given to Thackeray's death by some television channels was overwhelmingly disproportionate to his contribution to people's well-being.

 

Kudankulam's nuclear holy cow

BY NUPUR BASU| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |18/12/2012

The Tamil media was clearly negating a powerful people's movement with its inexplicable prejudices which were fully exploited by the security forces.

 

Unfair, inaccurate, disparaging

BY Sharda Ugra| IN OPINION |11/08/2012

"A lowly eighth?" Why does the Indian media's Olympic coverage frequently embrace derision of our athletes

 

Insensitive and unrepentant

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/03/2012

One of the largest-selling newspapers of West Bengal has shown utter disregard for decency and journalistic ethics while covering an incident of rape.

 

News from the extremities?

BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/05/2012 ?

The"national" media have been consistently lukewarm to the concerns of north-eastern India, but now it appears the neglect of south-west has begun.

 

Media feasted on Modi fast

BY Adil Hossain| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |09/01/2012

A comparative study of how three newspapers and a website covered the Supreme Court's verdict on the Zakia Jafri case and Narendra Modi's"sadbhavna mission" reveals how they allowed him to set the agenda.

 

When media is nuked

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/12/2011

Is the media taking sides when reporting on nuclear debates? In some cases, the disproportionate reportage is as explosive as the nuclear controversies themselves,

 

Anna agitation - a non-stop reality show

BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/08/2011

The frenzied coverage of Anna Hazare’s fast by the media surely gives it epic proportions. This is apart from the significance of the movement against corruption itself.

 

Deal differences

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |19/07/2008

The nuclear deal is a sensitive subject for The Hindu.  Its chief editor is opposed to it, and senior staff have to toe the editorial line. Siddharth Vardarajan’s article on July 12,saying it wasn’t such a bad deal after all, was countered on July 14 by Prabir Purkayastha, a contributor,..

 

An India-Africa summit? Yawn
BY shubha singh| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/04/2008

An African journalist asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh whether there was sufficient interest in India about Africa since there was nothing in the Indian newspapers to reflect it!

 

N or M

BY Darius Nakhoonwala| IN OPINION |16/10/2007

The Congress is more worried about Mayawati than the nuclear deal. No edit writer mentioned this.

 

When the PM and Sonia ate crow, publicly

IN OPINION |19/10/2007

With that avian breakfast ended the useful life of the UPA government. Surprisingly, it was the Times of India, that said it all.

 

Waiting for the tsunami to strike

BY Rema Sundar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/09/2007

Did a tsunami, even small, hit Indonesia after the earthquake on 12th September? TV whipped up a scare, and then dropped the story.

 

Aye aye comrades

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |20/08/2007

When asked to choose between the party line and its own convictions lately expressed in print on the desirability of the nuclear deal with the US, the Hindu leader and op ed writers quickly caved in.

 

Purring about the 123 Agreement

BY Darius Nakhoonwala| IN OPINION |01/08/2007

In different words, the Hindustan Times said the same thing, as did the Indian Express which has been the lead drummer for the deal.

 

Media justice: activism or elitism?

BY Ranjith Thankappan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/06/2007

Jessica and Priyadarshini may become a cause for this `civil society`, but not those majorities falling on the other side of the caste/class order.

 

The Singur Smokescreen: – Part I

BY aniruddha dutta| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |08/02/2007

The coverage of the process of land acquisition in the mainstream English press obfuscates and falsifies ground realities.

 

The Singur smokescreen: Part-II?

BY aniruddha dutta| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |08/02/2007 ?

Glossing over the details of "consent" to acquisition and trivialising the farmers` protests has grave implications.

 

The Singur smokescreen: Part-III?

BY aniruddha dutta| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |08/02/2007 ?

The farmers` resistance was soon overshadowed by law-and-order issues and "mobilization" of public opinion. ??

 

Supporting the state in Singur??

BY Aloke Thakore| IN OPINION |29/01/2007 ?

A boycott in Nandigram of newspapers or of journalists belonging to some news organizations suggests a feeling of media disenfranchisement.

 

Singur--missing the point?

IN OPINION |07/01/2007 ?

Had a Gandhian made the same point, rather than Ms Banerjee, would the matter have received different treatment?

 

Assessing the media’s tsunami coverage

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/12/2006

Some $13 billion was pledged as aid to cope with the tsunami aftermath. The world would have not responded the way it did without the media.

 

The nuke deal and newspaper biases

BY Darius Nakhoonwala| IN OPINION |13/12/2006

The Deccan Herald was the only paper get within sniffing distance of the real issue, but it got to it so late that it had run out of space by then!

 

Media on two years of the UPA

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/05/2006

The common man was missing from the media analyses of the United Progressive Alliance government’s two-year record.

 

Those dumb questions

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/04/2006

At last, during the Mahajan crisis, pesky reporters met their match. Vignettes from the 24 hour coverage

 

 

Shame on you, NDTV

BY Shoba T| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/05/2006

Investigative journalism touched a new low on NDTV on Monday.

 

The perils of becoming a good story

BY Hemangini| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/11/2006

Press coverage began with interest and enthusiasm but increasingly the Blank Noise Project carries implicitly the baggage of the media that has covered it.

 

Media ceasefire on Bofors

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/06/2005

Why have newspapers like the Hindu and Indian Express which unstintingly invested editorial resources on probing Bofors now decided that it is a non issue?

 

The Image Trap

BY bpsanjay| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |14/04/2006

The death of celebrities like Dr Rajkumar is from the media perspective an opportunity to fill telecast time and satiate its appetite for ratings.

 

Narendra Modi, Pravasi Divas, and Secularism

BY ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/01/2006

Rajiv and Indira Gandhi were forgiven their excesses but Modi still gets the secular media’s goat. Any association with him is to be derided.

 

The night of `live’ terrors

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/01/2005

Three malayalam channels were reporting on the tsunami developments in such a hysterical manner as to whip up a scare wave which had people in the entire area from Thiruvananthapuram to Chavakkad on the run

 

The media’s objectification of the youth

BY shivam vij| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/04/2003

The disconnect is not between the urban youth and the realities of india but between the media and the youth.

 

Post Summit Introspection
IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/04/2002
The Indian Women’s Press Corp in Delhi had a discussion on what the relationship between the government and the media should be.

 

The frenzied coverage of Natasha Singhs death
IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/04/2002

 

Reporting the Naval Chiefs sackingA Case of Media Manipulation
BY Sevanti Ninan Shailaja Bajpai| IN BOOKS |13/04/2002

How the Indian Press covered the sacking of Admiral Bhgwat

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