Semantics

Facebook admin released

IN Media Watch Briefs | 2018-04-03

Deccan Chronicle reported  on April 3 that the admin of a Facebook page ‘Spirit of Telangana’ was picked up by Hyderabad police in mufti on Monday for allegedly posting derogatory comments against the government. He was told the complaints were from the CM's office. He challenged them to prove that the posts were..


When a virus goes viral

BY RAJEESH KUMAR| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |28/05/2018

Social media in Kerala has been spreading falsehoods and panic over the Nipah virus..

 

Algorithms and human journalists need to work together

BY ANDREAS GRAEFE| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |04/09/2017

As a researcher and creator of automated journalism, I’ve found that computerized news reporting can offer key strengths. I’ve also identified important weaknesses..

 

 

A style guide to avoid slurs

BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/08/2016

A new Canadian style guide offers help on navigating the shoals of ethnically and racially diverse societies.

 

Requiem for a demonised university

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/02/2016

The coverage of such crises have always thrown up the responsibility aspect of our media. In its quest for prime time justice it seems oblivious to the damage it does..

 

New times, new words please

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/02/2015

Why do we continue using hoary words that either date back to the Raj or are out of tune with the character of our modern Republic?

 

Tackling private censorship in media

BY sevanti ninan| IN CENSORSHIP |24/07/2014

But is editorial discretion passing into the hands of the proprietor? Corporate owner or family owner, censorship is increasingly becoming the owner's prerogative,

 

Words and their meanings

BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN OPINION |08/07/2010

The language used to describe those who protest in Kashmir is not just a matter of semantics. It is important because it places what is happening within a context..

 

In the dollhouse

BY Shefalee Vasudev| IN OPINION |05/06/2010

While one journalist uses fashion vocabulary to locate a cultural type, the other finds a moralistic high ground to defend her. Both appear to believe that to be meaningful, a woman must be in self-denial.

 

Conflict and reconciliation in Naga newspapers

BY Subarno Chattarji| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |15/03/2010

Media in Nagaland - Part I. The making and the un-making of the Naga Nation�: narrating conflict in the Naga English media.

 

 

New Media: 2005 and Web 2.0

BY jyothi kiran| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |31/12/2005

2005 saw a change in the very semantics of the web and boisterous Web activity owing to new technologies related to Web 2.0.

 

Why is a pogrom called a riot?

BY Manjula Lal| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/04/2002

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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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