Signs of trouble?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 11/08/2010

DNA's Mumbai edition is thinner soon after its fifth anniversary.  DNA Money, hitherto a pink pullout has been put in the main paper, bringing the pages down from a total of 26 to 24. Even the DNA  after hrs, the several pages big page 3 version of other newspapers has been trimmed. This, even as  the economy improves and advertising has gone up across media. Signs of DNA not yet breaking even yet?  This amid several senior hands quitting the newspaper in recent times.

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The new term for self censorship is voluntary censorship, as proposed by companies like Netflix and Hotstar. ET reports that streaming video service Amazon Prime is opposing a move by its peers to adopt a voluntary censorship code in anticipation of the Indian government coming up with its own rules. Amazon is resisting because it fears that it may alienate paying subscribers.                   

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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