June 2, 2014
There is a certain power to geographical distance. It helps to instantly grasp the ironies of our South Asian polity. On May 21, 2014, I realised this while sitting in Pakistani journalist Beena S...
January 6, 2014
In the creative world, irony and coincidence are cousins. But these enchanting devices rarely help journalists to do their work. On the contrary, they have the potential to torpedo good journalism....
September 24, 2013
The Election Commission is determined to counter the practice of paid news in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections. Speaking at a media workshop on Monday, Election Commission Director-General Aks...
August 24, 2013
Journalists in India have no special rights. Unlike the United States, freedom of the press in the country does not flow from any special provision or amendment to the Constitution, but from the r...
August 12, 2013
Nothing helps to push borders and expand possibilities of good journalism than a good debate based on principles and practices. Last month, I raised a number of issues pertaining to overdependence...
August 5, 2013
Generations of journalists, across beats, have struggled with the dilemma of how to build expertise in a field without developing strong biases »
July 2, 2013
Even though we see more women in regional print media now, they are still in negligible numbers in fields like business, sports, politics and investigative reportage, said U.B. Rajalaxmi, Editor o...
June 10, 2013
Brahma Chellaney exposed the killings of young unarmed Sikh youths for a foreign news agency, and faced severe government harassment
April 29, 2013
The government’s opaqueness did not help. But the recent coverage of the India-China dispute exposed news television’s hollow and dangerous approach to foreign policy issues »
April 2, 2013
The revenue-driven model of TV channels treats news as a commodity to be packaged in a way that will improve viewership ratings. The viewer is a passive spectator of the shrill and boisterous spar...
January 28, 2014
Journalists of Bastar are often exposed to serious security threats by Maoists who want to release a statement or by the police who want to gather information
January 4, 2014
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Friday that she does watch television news channels as it “leads to mental tension and mental pollution”.
Ms. Banerjee, who has bee...
September 14, 2013
Mug shots of December 16 gang-rape and murder convicts — bus cleaner Akshay Thakur, gym instructor Vinay Sharma, fruit-seller Pawan Gupta and unemployed Mukesh Singh — occupied top news slots acros...
August 21, 2013
Seasoned video journalist Rajesh Bhardwaj has come up with a book “Camera Ki Nazar Se”. With 23 years of experience in the field, Bhardwaj has covered Iraq war, insurgency in the Northeast and Guj...
August 7, 2013
The Supreme Court on Tuesday posted for final hearing on September 10 a batch of petitions filed by newspaper managements challenging the Justice Majithia wage board recommendations for journalists...
July 22, 2013
Media houses are increasingly moving towards integrated newsrooms, with journalists reporting across platforms, languages, themes, in real time. But this may not be smooth and uncontested
July 1, 2013
One of the bad practices that affects the quality of journalism is the over reliance on anonymous sources for even a simple, straightforward story. This notorious practice is on the rise, undermin...
May 25, 2013
The former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, N. Ram, and veteran author-journalist-activist Kuldip Nayar were honoured with the prestigious RedInk Lifetime Achievement Awards for 2013 for “a ca...
April 23, 2013
Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House. The tweet said that there had been two explosi...
April 1, 2013
A look at Nepal’s radio movement that has come a long way