Environment Reporting

Pollution: Forget politics, focus on smog science

BY ANUP KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/11/2017

It’s not the crop burning, stupid. It’s vehicles that create smog and the media should educate the public.

 

Pollution coverage: good but sporadic

BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/12/2016

The Hindi press’ writing on pollution has been good but if it were more sustained and went deeper into the causes, the result would be terrific.

 

Rising to the pollution challenge

BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/10/2016

If Indian cities have a massive pollution problem staring them in the face how much more should newsrooms be doing,

 

Cauvery: pretty good coverage

BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/09/2016

Despite the complexity of the issue and the high emotions, the print and digital media did a pretty thorough and fair job of covering the Cauvery water dispute.

 

Yamuna and AoL: selective environmentalism?

BY NIVEDITA KHANDEKAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |10/03/2016

The frenzied media outrage over the event is great but where were the channels all these years when others were guilty too

 

When journalists also pitched in…

BY AMITABH SRIVASTAVA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/01/2016

The media overcame its scepticism of the odd-even scheme to publicise and support the scheme in a big way.

 

Environment reporting in digital media

BY FATMA M KHAN and NANDITA JHA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |02/01/2016

When rated for the degree of original content offered, The News Minute and Catch News came out on top.

 

Doesn't climate change affect Hindi readers

BY NIVEDITA KHANDEKAR| IN MEDIA MONITORING |30/12/2015

A comparative analysis of coverage from and related to the Paris summit shows that Hindi newspapers gave substantially less coverage than the English press.

 

Green journalists, red zones

IN SPECIAL REPORTS |30/11/2015

As the Paris talks begin Reporters Without Borders (RSF) investigates the ‘Hostile Environment for Environmental Journalists.’

 

Reporting or covering up?

BY REJIMON K| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/11/2015

The Kerala media have been self censoring stories to protect advertisers and influential people.

 

IE lobbies for large dams in Arunachal

BY Himanshu Thakkar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |25/10/2010

A series of reports and editorials that began appearing in the Indian Express beginning October 8 makes the newspaper sound like a mouthpiece for the Arunachal Pradesh CM and the pro-dam lobby.

 

Environmental journalism and economic liberalization 

IN BOOKS |11/05/2010

The Hoot excerpts a section of Richard Mahapatra’s essay from The Green Pen, edited by Keya Acharya and Frederick Noronha.

 

Climate change via FM

BY TERESA REHMAN| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |16/05/2010

Families in remote areas of Meghalaya are now getting information about climate change via a popular FM radio music programme in Khasi.

 

Environmental journalism and economic liberalisation

BY Subarno Chattarji| IN BOOKS |02/05/2010

The Hoot excerpts the Darryl D’Monte's foreword from The Green Pen, edited by Keya Acharya and Frederick Noronha.

 

Sticking to the Gujarat government’s version

BY Himanshu Upadhyaya| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |04/04/2010

Does the Narmada issue and its emotive appeal in Gujarat predetermine the stylistic and editorial cuts in such a way that ‘an official’s version’ is zealously embraced, putting aside all the qualms about verifying the truth,

 

Dangers of green reporting

BY hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |04/10/2009

The gathering of information alone is threatening for many companies, organised crime groups, governments…Environmental concerns complicate their plans.

 

For the truth about the Kosi river, track the Nepal media

BY Himanshu Upadhyaya| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |09/07/2009

One gets to see more news on the Kosi barrage--under the control and operation of the Government of Bihar--emerging from Nepal-based media houses rather than from the Indian media,

 

 

Go green or smoke screen?

BY Anand Bala| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/02/2009

Is it logical to have the leader in one of the most polluting industries in the world as a sponsor for an environmental campaign

 

Celebrating good news!

BY Shravya Jain| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/01/2009

In its 400th issue, ’Down To Earth’, focuses on inspirational, community and personal success stories at the grassroots level.

 

Narmada: planted news vs genuine reportage

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/09/2008

The tenor of the news story went on to present the speculative conjecture of ‘an official’ as if it were a fait accompli.

 

Dow Chemicals’ real intentions

BY Vinita Deshmukh| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |09/03/2008

As villagers living on its periphery stepped up their protests against its 100-acre R & D Centre, the multinational resorted to a hectic PR campaign.

 

Saving the rhino or saving the minister?

BY Nava Thakuria| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/02/2008

The IANS reporter in Guwahati was silent on the demand for a CBI enquiry by the NGO.

 

Where are your glasses, dear editors?

BY Himanshu Upadhayaya| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/04/2007 ?

No one asked, what will happen to the 9000 villages that were to receive water out of the Narmada water that is allocated for `municipal and industrial use`.

 

India’s water portal

BY Anil Gulati| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/01/2007

A web-based initiative by a NGO could be a useful public and media resource on national water data and management practices.

 

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?

 

 

Damned development

BY S R Ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE|20/04/2006

The media`s role in the Narmada drama was as biased as the conduct of Union Water Resources Minister who almost joined the ranks of protestors.

 

Martyr in the cause of environment

BY Nava T| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |16/01/2006

His reports exposed the illegal activities of some forest officials who were hand-in-glove with the timber mafia.

 

A Mumbai in New Orleans

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |02/09/2005

The most sensible comment came from the Boston Globe that recalled the Mumbai floods and said that the real name of the hurricane is not Katrina but global warming.

 

Court allows Indian Express appeal against Patkar

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/01/2005

The Delhi High Court Thursday dismissed a lower courtøs order that had restored a criminal defamation complaint filed by Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar against the Indian Express in 2000.

 

Silent, as Harsud drowns

BY Pradyumna Singh| IN OPINION |04/07/2004

Letters to the Hoot-- such a grave injustice does not so much as even find a passing mention in these newspapers.

 

A science communication success story

BY Y. Bala Murali Krishna| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/07/2004

Two thirds of them wrote stories in different formats in the regional Tamil language and the rest in English to suit the requirements of different media.

 

 

A network of Asia-Pacific journalists on water issues

BY balmurli krishna| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/04/2004

The Asian Development Bank is trying to create a network of journalists to circulate news stories related to water issues in the region.

 

Documentary films on environment and development

BY TERI| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |30/06/2003

The Tata Energy Research Institute has produced seven documentary films for the use of those working on environmental issues.

 

Media and Environment in Uttaranchal

IN REGIONAL MEDIA |09/08/2002

Even as media proliferates in the wake of statehood for the Uttarakhand region, its primary challenge is to engage meaningfully with issues that are related to the environment.

 

When media begins to campaign

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/04/2002

Indore has one big difference. The city`s leading newspapers, Dainik Bhaskar and Nai Duniya are campaigning for water conservation

 

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