Women and Media

The last few decades have seen tremendous changes in the lifestyles of men and women across all over the globe and particularly so in our own country. Globalization, market economics and above all, fast strides in technology have affected...

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Media and Regulations

The Mumbai terror strikes on 26th November, 2008, left the nation stunned, scarred, numb and with lots of painful memories. Now as the overwhelming reality finally sinks in, it becomes imperative to look back and reflect at the horrendous incident...

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Yellow Journalism

Yellow Journalism is a mutated division of Journalism that goes against the key principles of reporting as an unbiased and objective tool for conveying the news. Yellow Journalism is “journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create...

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Mumbai Terror and the Pakistan Media

Two weeks have passed since terror struck Mumbai. The investigations are going on at full swing and till date, according to Indian agencies, all fingers point towards Pakistan for this dastardly attack. Indian media has also tried to highlight the involvement of Pakistan, which has created pressure on our...

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Challenging the Media

In the light of the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, a lot of questions are being raised; not only in terms of the security of the nation, but also in terms of the media response to it. Of course, we all will agree that there was no lack of...

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( In ) sensitive Journalism?

Media in this country has gone astray and does not really deserve the kudos it gets for all its reporting. The media is vehemently against anybody encroaching into their domain. Yet it really seems that there is no self control in reporting. There is no code of ethic to...

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Indian Media: A Sad State of Affairs

The state of the media in our times today is a pitiable one. Like most other things Indian, after the sudden advent to our shores of ‘economic’ growth, the focus of our media has shifted polarities. We now have enough money, can spend it and can consume without rhyme...

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Imran, Harman, Aarushi… NEWS?

I am not one of those who would be against hardcore publicity of one’s film. Indeed, I fervently consider marketing as an essential element in today’s media industry. Yet for all this, the Imran v/s Harman battle seems a mere concoction of the news media...

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The Media and its Social Responsibility

Media definitely has a responsibility on its shoulders, which is to guide the people. People have blind faith in the media and they are convinced that what they hear or what the media has declared is correct. But have we ever deliberated over the fact that the media can...

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Criminal Cases and the Media

A very interesting phenomenon has emerged lately. As one scans the daily newspapers, one comes across reports of many crimes which have been committed in the city. Naturally, one looks into the article to gain information about the person(s) responsible for this act.

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Media: Broadened Reach, Narrowed Focus?

Well, most certainly! That is how I will answer this question prima facie and so will you and thousands of others who have lived to see the corporatization of Media. While I maintain that corporatization is the best thing that can happen to a sector in this flat world...

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