BY Ajitha Menon| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/11/2012
The American media have publicly analysed charges of bias against themselves in the coverage of the 2012 Presidential election.
BY Ajitha Menon| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/10/2012
Soundbite journalism allows those making the charges to get onto a soapbox and have their say without any accountability.
BY Ajitha Menon| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/06/2011
Its not clear whether ‘Didi’, who had portrayed herself as a champion of democracy, approves of such behavior but it is obvious to the field reporters in Kolkata that the media is on its knees.
BY Ajitha Menon| IN BOOKS |15/01/2011
While the Telegraph covered city based colleges and universities, Anandabazar Patrika looked at the significant role that student politics plays in the state, covering college elections across districts with greater regularity and with in-depth ana
BY Ajitha Menon| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |13/11/2010
The Telegraph tried really hard to find local angles to the US President’s visit. Its Bengal counterpart Anandabazar Patrika however went for straight news coverage which put the Telegraph in the shade.
BY Ajitha Menon| IN BOOKS |04/11/2010
Reporting Ayodhya IV--The Telegraph as well as Anandabazar Patrika came up with some amazing headlines – good, bad, ugly, convoluted, confused – during the Ayodhya pre-verdict and post-verdict coverage,
BY Ajitha Menon| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |23/10/2010
The minority perspective got virtually no space in both the Anandabazar Patrika and The Telegraph in the run up to the Ayodhya verdict.
BY Ajitha Menon| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/06/2010
Front benchers at Trinamul press conferences often shout down other reporters asking ‘unpleasant’ or ‘difficult’ questions to Mamata Banerjee or any of her party leaders.
BY Ajitha Menon| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/12/2009
Journalists often have a tendency to the sweep legal aspects of the situation totally under the carpet, and a sub plot in 'Paa' satirises this point.
BY Ajitha Menon| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/10/2009
Are journalists so dependent on Kishenji's phone calls to cover Maoist issues in West Midnapore that they are willing to take all kind of arrogant, humiliating nonsense from him,
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Clearly, the run to the 2019 elections is on. A journalist received a call from someone saying they were from Aajtak channel and were conducting a survey, asking whom she was going to vote for in 2019. On being told that her vote was secret, the caller assumed she wasn't going to vote for 'Modiji'. The caller, a woman, also didn't identify herself. A month or two earlier the same journalist received a call, this time from a man, asking if she was going to vote for the BSP.                 

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