Semantics

When a virus goes viral

BY RAJEESH KUMAR| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |28/05/2018

Social media in Kerala has been spreading falsehoods and panic over the Nipah virus..

 

Algorithms and human journalists need to work together

BY ANDREAS GRAEFE| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |04/09/2017

As a researcher and creator of automated journalism, I’ve found that computerized news reporting can offer key strengths. I’ve also identified important weaknesses..

 

 

A style guide to avoid slurs

BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/08/2016

A new Canadian style guide offers help on navigating the shoals of ethnically and racially diverse societies.

 

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..

 

New times, new words please

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/02/2015

Why do we continue using hoary words that either date back to the Raj or are out of tune with the character of our modern Republic?

 

Tackling private censorship in media

BY sevanti ninan| IN CENSORSHIP |24/07/2014

But is editorial discretion passing into the hands of the proprietor? Corporate owner or family owner, censorship is increasingly becoming the owner's prerogative,

 

Words and their meanings

BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN OPINION |08/07/2010

The language used to describe those who protest in Kashmir is not just a matter of semantics. It is important because it places what is happening within a context..

 

In the dollhouse

BY Shefalee Vasudev| IN OPINION |05/06/2010

While one journalist uses fashion vocabulary to locate a cultural type, the other finds a moralistic high ground to defend her. Both appear to believe that to be meaningful, a woman must be in self-denial.

 

Conflict and reconciliation in Naga newspapers

BY Subarno Chattarji| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |15/03/2010

Media in Nagaland - Part I. The making and the un-making of the Naga Nation�: narrating conflict in the Naga English media.

 

 

New Media: 2005 and Web 2.0

BY jyothi kiran| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |31/12/2005

2005 saw a change in the very semantics of the web and boisterous Web activity owing to new technologies related to Web 2.0.

 

Why is a pogrom called a riot?

BY Manjula Lal| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/04/2002

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ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    

Doordarshan interviewed  two BJP ministers in the afternoon about what they thought of Rahul Gandhi's speech during the no-trust motion, and why BJP MPs had felt the need to come outside Parliament and attack him. Ministers of state Ashwini Chaubey and Ram Kirpal Yadav answered at considerable length and were allowed to have their say. The reporter also asked one of them what he thought about RG's hugging the PM and he effectively snorted in disapproval. When a panel discussion began after this,  more leading questions from the news anchor about this 'jadu ki jhappi."  And more criticism followed.                        

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