Press and Politics

“I thought I was moving to a platform where you can raise issues”

IN Regional Media | 2018-08-10

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.


Keeping politics and journalism apart

BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN OPINION |16/03/2018

Do nominations to the Rajya Sabha compromise journalism? If you are an editor yes, If you are a media owner perhaps, but not if you are a talking head on TV.

 

Andhra Pradesh: no space left for independent media?

BY SURESH KUMAR ALAPATI| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |16/09/2017

With large swathes of the Andhra Pradesh media either owned by political parties or lined up behind them, unbiased news is a rarity.

 

Journalists cross ‘enemy’ lines in Punjab?

BY VIPIN PUBBY| IN REGIONAL MEDIA|03/02/2017 ?

The AAP’s love-hate relationship with journalists swings to love with several senior journalists getting a ticket

 

India Today’s ‘sting’ and the UP assembly enquiry

BY PRASHANT R. THIKKAVARAPU and SAI VINOD| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |25/01/2017

Will the breach of privilege case and the challenge before the Supreme Court outlive dissolution of the UP Assembly?

 

Bury the media?

BY Madabhushi Sridhar|IN REGIONAL MEDIA|12/09/2014

The divisive climate in the newly created states is leading to a worrying new news dynamic which is never discussed.

 

Mamata 2.0: ABP stoops to concur with Didi

BY S DHAR| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |28/07/2016

The state’s leading media group has changed its tune. It is generous to Didi and reserves criticism for TMC’s party rank and file,

 

'The negative media campaign just crushed us'

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/06/2014

Yogendra Yadav tells PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA and MOHAMMAD GHAZALI in the second part of their interview with him.

 

In Assam too, scribes take the plunge

BY TERESA REHMAN| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |08/04/2014

The star attraction this election in Assam is prolific journalist and former Deputy Editor of the television news channel DY 365, Manorom Gogoi.

 

What wrong did Punya Prasun Bajpai do?

BY AMITABH SRIVASTAVA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/03/2014

There is nothing wrong if a politician is suggesting that certain issues should be highlighted or a helpful anchor is giving helpful suggestions for an interview as long as the basic thrust and thought of the interview is not diluted,

 

RG gave edit writers little to chew on

BY Darius Nakhoonwala|IN OPINION|29/01/2014

The Telegraph said uncharitably that even those who are sympathetic towards him will be compelled to concede that he does not have it in him to be the prime minister or any kind of leader.

 

Why this licence to Mamata? ?

BY RANJIT SUR| IN REGIONAL MEDIA|20/05/2012 ?

PCI Chairman Justice Katju sees a"concerted move" from Delhi to Kolkata behind the media criticism against the West Bengal Chief Minister.

 

The Bofors story, 25 years after

BY Chitra Subramaniam Duella| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/04/2012

"I knew what I was doing when I leaked the documents to you. I could not count on my government or Bofors or the government of India to get to the bottom of this."

 

Mamata's mantra: divide and rule

IN REGIONAL MEDIA|09/04/2012

The West Bengal Chief Minister has made it clear that any public voice of dissent would be curbed by whatever means required

 

 

Who needs paid news?

BY hoot desk| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/01/2012

Congress MLA Venod Sharma has the advantage of being the proprietor of a newspaper his family has started, Aaj Samaj. He gets generous coverage in his own newspaper. And his paper is now campaigning against paid news.

 

The Sun shines on Karunanidhi in TN polls

BY Sanjay Bharthur| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/03/2011

The DMK front rally was telecast live by Sun News. With a control of over 60 per cent of electronic media, the DMK holds an edge in Tamil Nadu elections.

 

Sakshi's U-turn

IN MEDIA PRACTICE|22/05/2010

The once Congress-affiliated media house now attacks the Congress party as well as Chandrababu Naidu -- a new strategy with wider political implications for the Congress party and YS Jagan Mohan in Andhra Pradesh.

 

‘Vir Sanghvi is being elitist’

BY Anand Kumar| IN OPINION |24/03/2009

Those could be his opinions but they fail two important tests. One, they fail to take cognizance of facts. Two they fail the test of neutrality.

 

Mayawati¿s PR exercise

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |19/12/2008

She shares a love-hate relation with the media and several party members who dared to disobey her commandment of not talking to the "presswalas" have been made to to suffer.  But all that is changing, and the BSP¿s "Behenji" has decided to make peace after all with the media. After its debacle in Delhi..

 

Spin doctoring In Andhra Pradesh

BY CSHN Murthy| IN BOOKS |11/06/2008

Monitoring of two newspapers -- Eenadu and Sakshi -- provides documentation of how single-mindedly the Congress party is using its chief minister’s family newspaper to tarnish the TDP’s Naidu.

 

Congress vs Media

BY C.S.H.N.MURTHY|IN REGIONAL MEDIA|27/10/2007

For sixty years the Congress Party at the Centre and in the states has demonstrated an inclination for media repression.

 

Editorial & political correctness

BY B.P. Sanjay| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/06/2007

By any yardstick, editors in the past have not used the open letter option to interfere in a democratic process.

 

Congress turns broadcaster

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/04/2007

On May 1 defence minister A K Antony will inaugurate the studio complex of a Congress-backed Malayalam channel.

 

Media on two years of the UPA

IN MEDIA PRACTICE|31/05/2006

The common man was missing from the media analyses of the United Progressive Alliance government’s two-year record.

 

A smiley, smiley person

BY sevanti ninan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/10/2006

Sanghvi`s style is inimitably his own: ask rude questions inoffensively, or tough ones fleetingly with no intention of pinning the person down.

IN Media Practice | 22/06/2005

 

Every text has a context

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/06/2005

To what extent can headline writers, who have become a specialised tribe in some of the regional newspapers, take liberty with the headlines

 

The Mitrokhin masala

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/09/2005

Anyone who was part of the Bahadurshah Zafar Marg crowd at the time covered by the Mitrokhin papers knew where the KGB funds went.

 

Media ceasefire on Bofors

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/06/2005

Why have newspapers like the Hindu and Indian Express which unstintingly invested editorial resources on probing Bofors now decided that it is a non issue

 

Four Orissa editors in poll fray

BY patnaik| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |05/04/2004

For the leading vernacular dailies of Orissa, it is only a thin line that divides politics and journalism.

 

Vijay Karnataka helps launch a regional party

BY B S Chandrasekhar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/03/2004

Karnataka’s leading newspaper is energetically promoting the regional party launched by the newspaper’s owner Vijay Sankeshwar in the run up to the state elections.

 

Carrots for the loyal boys

IN OPINION |16/09/2002

 

 

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