Business Journalism

Friendly interview

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |25/05/2017

While many Delhi broadsheets had full page ads by the Kerala Government completing one year in office, Economic Times went one better and tied up with the state government for  another page at the back of the ad which it called a 'consumer connect initiative'. The interview carried there with..

 

Cheering the govt on

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |16/05/2017

Amit Shah is smart. If as reported he was the brain behind the government's decision to pull out of the ET Global Business Summit at the last minute thereby sending the Times Group a message, it has worked wonders. First the paper said flattering things about the Yogi Adityanath government's..

 

Ditching the Times Group

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |27/03/2017

Why did the PM and his ministers and bureaucrats, and Chandrababu Naidu (whose state is an official partner of the summit)  all pull out of the ET  global summit at the last minute? It started on March 27. The reason offered by a gossip portal, that the PM and his..

 

The Sahara-Birla papers: such reluctant coverage!

BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/01/2017

Now that the Express has turned up some hard evidence, will Google searches on this story continue to yield spectacularly sparse results,

 

Start-up fever

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |06/12/2015

Journalists are not immune to the start-up fever that they have been reporting. Three of them have left different editions of the Economic Times in recent weeks to start digital companies. That includes the principal correspondent and the technology editor at the Bangalore ET who are partnering another person to..

 

Now pink in Hindi

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |07/02/2008

Four Hindi financial dailies will roll out by the end of this year. Only one of them has made its plans public: the CNBC TV 18-Jagran joint venture. Of the other three two are Hindi verisons of existing business dailies, and one is from the stable of a leading Hindi..

 

Network18's Reliance effect

BY PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |14/06/2015

After Reliance took over Network18, how have its TV channels fared as compared with rivals?

 

Exits over ESOPs attract attention

BY PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |10/06/2013

The Forbes India departures highlight how vulnerable even senior journalists have become in a media environment that has become increasingly uncertain and volatile.

 

Infiltrating edit page

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |15/10/2012

The head of Hindustan Unilever writes an edit page article in the Economic Times on handwashing initiatives undertaken by the private sector and the government of India. His company ofcourse makes soap. Elsewhere in the same issue of the paper there is a full-page paid feature on Handwashing Day with..

 

Kid gloves for Mr Vadra

BY hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/10/2012

The media response to the story has been illuminating. Competing for the top slot in the play-it-down competition were the Indian Express and the Hindustan Times.

 

The Hindu scores

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |08/10/2012

The Hindu on October 8 showed up the business press with a lead story that took a detailed look at the balance sheets of Robert Vadra's companies and provided an even-toned account of what they showed. Three days after Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan levelled charges against Vadra of unexplained dealings..

 

Embarrassed silence

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |08/06/2010

A reader points out that the Economic Times editorialized on the Bhopal verdict on June 8 observing that the court ruling ‘establishes the accountability of senior management, executive as well as non-executive’. It did not mention Keshub Mahindra by name, the man to whom the paper gave a lifetime achievement award in January 2010…

 

Storm in a teacup

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/04/2009

How much of a big deal can a newspaper scooping ad industry awards become? A press freedom versus media ethics issue, no less.

 

NREGS: look closer

BY Himanshu Upadhyaya| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/03/2009

In reporting from the performance audit reports of Rural Employment Schemes the media should go into the details.

 

Bad for business

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |23/09/2008

When the CEO of a company is beaten to death by his workers it is not news for our upbeat business press. While the general newspapers led with it on Sept 23, Mint and Economic Times did not have the story at all, and Business Standard had a single column.. ??

 

Tranparency, anyone

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |02/02/2008

Mint, the financial daily, has set itself  up as a model of transparency. On its first anniversary it told us how it had done so far in terms of circulation, advertising, and the accuracy of its reporting. It present detailed pie charts of mistakes made by the paper, and by..

 

The business channel boom

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |10/01/2005

Can so many business news channels can survive? Can the market absorb this sudden rush of news channels?

 

Business channels spell business

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/08/2004

Competition and higher revenues is driving networks to start business channels

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