Journalism

 Freelancing: freedom or folly?

BY URVASHI SARKAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/01/2018

With more journalists becoming freelancers, it’s time to attend to the issues of pay, ID, and safety.

 

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.

 

How to identify media propaganda

BY ANUP KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/03/2017

Any news that does not contain facts and shades of opinion that allow readers to draw their own meaning is inadvertent propaganda.

 

Virtual reality debuts in Indian journalism

BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/10/2016

After the internet and the rise of digital media, VR could well turn out to be journalism’s next big technological disruptor.

 

The death of journalism?

BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |25/08/2016

Comedian John Oliver’s takedown of the way the media is headed with their digital-first strategy is riotously funny and devastating,

 

Panama Papers: the Indian journalists behind it

BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/04/2016

An Indian Express team was among the 250 journalists in the gigantic, global investigation which has begun to topple presidents and prime ministers.

 

When just reporting is not enough

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/01/2016

As an expat reporter in Bahrain, Anwar Moideen’s stories uncover the lives of poor Indian workers and touch the conscience of local people.

 

Influencers of opinion

BY NANDITA JHA and BHANVI SATIJA| IN MEDIA MONITORING |18/09/2015

The Indian Express had five times as many opinion pieces on politics/political history/political economy as the Times of India, and five times as many on economy/finance/ business.

 

The dumbing down of data

BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA MONITORING |16/09/2015

The media coverage of the Census data on religion focused on the timing of its release and the politically controversial aspects. Many deeper and more complex layers were totally ignored.

 

Journalism's four 'I's

BY sevanti ninan| IN OPINION |31/10/2013

Between Pierre Omidyar's Greenwald-fronted venture and the assertions relating to changes at The Hindu, older values of journalism are being tested,

 

Whither Communication teaching?

BY JENSON JOSEPH| IN MEDIA MONITORING |31/08/2013

Has the discipline of Communication and Journalism in India failed to redefine itself as a relevant academic field in the context of media's changing political economy,

 

Not such a great profession after all?

BY hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/07/2008

Journalists in India are better paid than ever before, but job satisfaction is on the decline.

 

Done nothing illegal, says Bahal

BY Gyan Varma| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/12/2005

"What we have done is not illegal or unlawful and since we have not done anything wrong, people cannot target us for anything."

 

Cautionary tale

BY Ayaz Amir| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/12/2005

Indian papers, driven by the great forces of the market, have been dumbed down to the point where they are indistinguishable from any other consumer product.

 

Mahatma Gandhi and Journalism

BY B.P. Sanjay| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |02/10/2005

The sole aim of a newspaper for the Mahatma was service. Conscious of the power of the medium, he believed in control and restraint.

 

Death at St. Ann’s

BY s ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/08/2005

 

Coolie journalism

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/08/2005

It is much easier playing the confession box than acting the watchdog

 

 

Resorting to two editorials

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/08/2005

Begin with an attack on the police, and balance it with an attack on the Left. In Gurgaon last week nobody had the gumption to call a spade a spade.

 

Deep Throat sets off debate on sourcing

BY Dasu Krishnamoorty| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |09/06/2005

It`s worth reconsidering the entire nature of reportorial authority and responsibility. In other words, why quote anonymous sources at all?

 

Untoo, the police and the press

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/06/2005

 

Oh journalism, where is thy sting?

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/05/2005

 

New fundamentalism sweeping media

BY manish chand| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |25/03/2005

"Television network executives and editors are trying to follow the audience rather than lead the audience."

 

 

Real victims of crime reporting

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |04/03/2005

The media’s ‘freedom of expression’ often infringes on the rights of those undergoing a trial.

 

Where have all the science writers gone?

BY Frederick Noronha| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |10/01/2005

Hardly a handful of major newspapers in India have weekly pages or sections devoted to science. From across the border, science writers in Pakistan seem to have similar experiences.

 

Media as Conscience-keeper?

BY haritsa| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/05/2004

The newspaper report cleverly combines the sources and techniques of journalism and fictional narration to ‘establish’ and pronounce judgment on ‘what really happened’.

 

Journalists and spin-doctors

BY ninan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/03/2004

To avoid being taken for a spin journalists should start treating spin doctors for what they are: not news providers, but government workers running campaigns to get their bosses elected.

 

The Press must represent the public: Tejpal

BY noronha| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/01/2004

"At the heart of the paper are two Cøs. Crusading, constructive journalism. We will not only expose, and knock those doing wrong, but also appreciate those doing the right thing."

 

Arun Shourie on the media and public discourse

BY shourie| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/03/2003

Balanced journalism as practiced today amounts to neutrality between the arsonist and the fire-fighter.

 

In Defence Of Journalism As A Public Trust Salzburg, AustriaMarch 26, 2002

BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/03/2002

 

Investigative Journalism

IN OPINION |07/09/2002

Vinod Mehta: Investigative journalism has a nice, grand ring.

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