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“Bad news folks, and warm regards”— the media recession of 2008

Shrinking advertising, more intrusive advertising, salary and job cuts, postponed launches, dropped supplements—revisiting how media houses and journalists were hit.

15 Sep 2018 12:00 am
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2001-2018—what The Hoot’s long haul captured

It never did have its own reporters, so what came is what we used. But once the space was created, willy nilly, it captured what had not been captured before.

26 Aug 2018 12:00 am
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Assam’s NRC: doing justice to its complexities

Was it really about ethnic cleansing? Reporting in the English press shows that the issue is far more layered. But the BJP’s political rhetoric is drowning out other aspects.

19 Aug 2018 12:00 am
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The Prime Minister throws a tea party

Mr Vajpayee decided to invite women journalists to tea, as many as could be traced, young, old, junior, senior, and middling. The masterstroke was inviting the junior and deskbound, who would normally never see the inside of the PM’s house.

17 Aug 2018 12:00 am
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“I thought I was moving to a platform where you can raise issues”

The former journalist who has just become Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha explained earlier this year why he was disappointed with his shift from journalism to politics.

10 Aug 2018 12:00 am
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Newsrooms in Brazil team up to fact check WhatsApp

Comprova, a fact-checking collective made up of 24 newsrooms around Brazil, launched this week in the lead up to the October elections.

8 Aug 2018 12:00 am
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Perils of exposing illegal sandmining

Andhra Pradesh’s districts teem with stringers hunting in packs for stories to feed to their TV channels. Police cases against them, and abrupt termination are all part of the game.

22 Jul 2018 12:00 am
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When the Chief Minister is also a media owner…

…and the dept of information and publicity is the nodal agency for allocating state advertising, some interesting patterns emerge. A Telangana case study.

16 Jul 2018 12:00 am
Changing airspace rights and drone journalism

After a spate of “drones are spying on me” stories in the media, new model laws proposed in the US will make it easy to sue over news photography.

15 Jul 2018 12:00 am
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Thai cave rescue: when the media became emotional

Reporters hugged and smiled, TV anchors cheered on air, Zain Asher in the studio said “Here in CNN we have all just been singing!!”

12 Jul 2018 12:00 am
Times Now and Republic TV distort facts on Sharia courts

Both Rahul Shivshankar and Arnab Goswami went on a no-holds-barred attack on an institution whose legality was upheld by the Supreme Court.

11 Jul 2018 12:00 am
11 Jul 2018 12:00 am
Making WhatsApp the scapegoat

There were no social media or messaging apps when the Nellie massacre occurred. Yet it happened. Media reporting is taking the easy way out,

8 Jul 2018 12:00 am
8 Jul 2018 12:00 am
PCI in Kashmir: the credibility question

What precisely does the Press Council of India hope to achieve on its second visit in 9 months when the recommendations of the first visit remain unimplemented,

3 Jul 2018 12:00 am