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Pamela Philipose

Backstory: Landmark Verdicts, Landmark Journalism?

A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor. The pronouncements of the country’s highest court on issues of vital public interest become what could be termed “news-as-history”, in so far as they contain both the preoccupations and anxieties of the present moment as also the norms and values […]

Backstory: Budget Cover and Media Coverage

A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor Media coverage of the Budget in an earlier day had a certain ceremony of passage in the country’s news rooms. Editorial teams would sit in front of television sets with notepads and pens to jot down news points as the Union […]