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TV channel jingoism is helping separatists even as Salafist Islam takes root in Kashmir

Jul 24, 2015

TV channel jingoism is helping separatists even as Salafist Islam takes root in Kashmir

Minor incidents involving the waving of Pakistani or ISIS flags are being turned into major events worth fulminating over by TRP-hungry TV channels. This easy publicity is giving oxygen to separatism and jihadi forces. #TV channels #Times Now #Kashmiri separatism #Media Watch #Hurriyat #jingoism #ISIS #Salafi Islam
Have you been Arnabbed? Like google or xerox, 'arnab' is a verb now

May 28, 2015

Have you been Arnabbed? Like google or xerox, 'arnab' is a verb now

Arnab Goswami has redefined the news category on TV, and the others are rebranding themselves as "not Times Now" to check if the old safe news categories are still relevant. #Times Now #CNN-IBN #Media Watch #Arnab Goswami #NDTC #Arnab Goswmai as news anchor #Indian news anchor
Barkha Dutt steps down as NDTV group editor, to set up her own media company

Feb 16, 2015

Barkha Dutt steps down as NDTV group editor, to set up her own media company

Journalist Barkha Dutt has stepped down from her position as Group Editor in NDTV after almost two decades of joining the news channel and is going to step up her own media company. #Barkha Dutt #NDTV #MediaWatch #Prannoy Roy #NDTV group editor #Radhika Roy
CP Kuruvilla: A towering business newsman you may never have heard about

Feb 16, 2015

CP Kuruvilla: A towering business newsman you may never have heard about

On 14 February, CP Kuruvilla, one of the best news journalists in business ever, died. His contribution can never be measured by the positions he held, but by the number of talented people he nurtured. #Business Standard #MediaWatch #Media Watch #TN Ninan #CP Kuruvilla #Busines journalism
Rahul Pandita's resignation letter to The Hindu's Malini Parthasarthy goes viral

Jan 02, 2015

Rahul Pandita's resignation letter to The Hindu's Malini Parthasarthy goes viral

Trouble continues in the Hindu. Now it appears that Rahul Pandita, the paper's Opinion & Special Stories Editor, has resigned from citing differences with the editor. #SocialMedia #Hindu #MediaWatch #Hindu resignation #Rahul Pandita letter
Benjamin Bradlee and Abe Rosenthal The Men Who Fought For Words

Oct 24, 2014

Benjamin Bradlee and Abe Rosenthal The Men Who Fought For Words

Ben Bradlee, former Executive Editor of the Washington Post, who died this week, was in constant combat with his New York Times rival Abe Rosenthal. #InMemoriam #Washington Post #Media Watch #Ben Bradlee #Abe Rosenthal #Ne York Times
Rupert Murdoch withdraws $80 billion offer for Time Warner

Aug 06, 2014

Rupert Murdoch withdraws $80 billion offer for Time Warner

Rupert Murdoch has said his 21st Century Fox group had withdrawn its bid for Time Warner, a massive offer which could have shaken up the media-entertainment world. #Rupert Murdoch #Media #Time Warner #MediaWatch #Fox Group #Fox Network
New York Times bids goodbye to India Ink, cites resource constraint

Jul 07, 2014

New York Times bids goodbye to India Ink, cites resource constraint

Citing resource constraints, the New York Times has dropped its special "India Ink" section providing in-depth coverage of "The World's largest Democracy at a Crossroads" after a three year run. #Media #news media #New York Times #Wall Street Journal #MediaWatch #NYT #WSJ #Digital Journalism #India Ink #NYT's India Ink #India Ink shut down
BCCL needs to make up its mind on the Indian Readership Survey

Jun 13, 2014

BCCL needs to make up its mind on the Indian Readership Survey

The IRS numbers were published in January 2014; what has provoked this mornings front page ET story, more than four months after the release and when nothing new has happened since then? #CriticalPoint #IRS #MediaWatch #Indian Readership Survey #Bennett Coleman and Company Limited
Infosys defamation suit Why media should fight for its quick disposal

Jun 10, 2014

Infosys defamation suit Why media should fight for its quick disposal

Thanks to the slow speed at which courts in India operate, defamation suits could be, and are, used to bully and harass smaller media products. #social media #Infosys #Media #The Economic Times #The Times of India #Newspapers #MediaWatch #Defamation Suits #The Financial Express #defame