Press and Politics

Keeping politics and journalism apart

BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN OPINION |16/03/2018

Do nominations to the Rajya Sabha compromise journalism? If you are an editor yes, If you are a media owner perhaps, but not if you are a talking head on TV.

 

Andhra Pradesh: no space left for independent media?

BY SURESH KUMAR ALAPATI| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |16/09/2017

With large swathes of the Andhra Pradesh media either owned by political parties or lined up behind them, unbiased news is a rarity.

 

India Today’s ‘sting’ and the UP assembly enquiry

BY PRASHANT R. THIKKAVARAPU and SAI VINOD| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |25/01/2017

Will the breach of privilege case and the challenge before the Supreme Court outlive dissolution of the UP Assembly?

 

Mamata 2.0: ABP stoops to concur with Didi

BY S DHAR| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |28/07/2016

The state’s leading media group has changed its tune. It is generous to Didi and reserves criticism for TMC’s party rank and file,

 

'The negative media campaign just crushed us'

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/06/2014

Yogendra Yadav tells PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA and MOHAMMAD GHAZALI in the second part of their interview with him.

 

What wrong did Punya Prasun Bajpai do?

BY AMITABH SRIVASTAVA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/03/2014

There is nothing wrong if a politician is suggesting that certain issues should be highlighted or a helpful anchor is giving helpful suggestions for an interview as long as the basic thrust and thought of the interview is not diluted,

 

The Bofors story, 25 years after

BY Chitra Subramaniam Duella| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/04/2012

"I knew what I was doing when I leaked the documents to you. I could not count on my government or Bofors or the government of India to get to the bottom of this."

 

Who needs paid news?

BY hoot desk| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/01/2012

Congress MLA Venod Sharma has the advantage of being the proprietor of a newspaper his family has started, Aaj Samaj. He gets generous coverage in his own newspaper. And his paper is now campaigning against paid news.

 

The Sun shines on Karunanidhi in TN polls

BY Sanjay Bharthur| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/03/2011

The DMK front rally was telecast live by Sun News. With a control of over 60 per cent of electronic media, the DMK holds an edge in Tamil Nadu elections.

 

‘Vir Sanghvi is being elitist’

BY Anand Kumar| IN OPINION |24/03/2009

Those could be his opinions but they fail two important tests. One, they fail to take cognizance of facts. Two they fail the test of neutrality.

 

Spin doctoring In Andhra Pradesh

BY CSHN Murthy| IN BOOKS |11/06/2008

Monitoring of two newspapers -- Eenadu and Sakshi -- provides documentation of how single-mindedly the Congress party is using its chief minister’s family newspaper to tarnish the TDP’s Naidu.

 

Editorial & political correctness

BY B.P. Sanjay| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/06/2007

By any yardstick, editors in the past have not used the open letter option to interfere in a democratic process.

 

A smiley, smiley person

BY sevanti ninan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/10/2006

Sanghvi`s style is inimitably his own: ask rude questions inoffensively, or tough ones fleetingly with no intention of pinning the person down.

IN Media Practice | 22/06/2005

 

Every text has a context

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/06/2005

To what extent can headline writers, who have become a specialised tribe in some of the regional newspapers, take liberty with the headlines

 

The Mitrokhin masala

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/09/2005

Anyone who was part of the Bahadurshah Zafar Marg crowd at the time covered by the Mitrokhin papers knew where the KGB funds went.

 

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

 

Vijay Karnataka helps launch a regional party

BY B S Chandrasekhar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/03/2004

Karnataka’s leading newspaper is energetically promoting the regional party launched by the newspaper’s owner Vijay Sankeshwar in the run up to the state elections.

 

 

 

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