In Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism, James T. Hamilton gives a bird’s eye view of the ecosystem of investigative reporting and addresses its costs, benefits and impact.
An email sent to the BJP president and to the Prime Minister’s Office suggests Shishir Gupta was serving as the eyes and ears of the ruling party in its war of attrition with Delhi’s AAP government.
Evading science communication simply because it is difficult, time-consuming or not important enough reflects more on how much scientists value their own work and its place in posterity.
Because not all science that happens is covered; not all science that is covered is consumed; and not all science that is consumed is remembered.
Newspapers depict young women as “the public face of binge drinking” which leads to women being judged more harshly for drunken behaviour than men.
The newspaper started publication and distribution for the first time after it was banned through an order passed by the district magistrate on October 2.
The claims, and their popularisation, were further hobbled by glaring regulatory failures and/or a lapse of other checks.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor.
Many articles are beginning to deal with objects that may not exist but are worth writing about because of hope. Has this prompted science writers to think about their writing?
Studies have found that bloated claims in news reports are often simply carried over from university and journal press releases, which are approved by scientists.
The state already has a high number of government-accredited journalists who are entitled to various concessions. The latest move to woo the media further legitimises bribing journalists for favourable reporting.
Knightley is best known for his investigative work on master spy Kim Philby, whose trust he managed to gain.
A fortnightly column from the Wire’s Public Editor
The media is meant to report the truth, but the structure and vested interests of the Indian press have stopped that from happening.
Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities not just for access, but also for active participation, are more widely shared.
Dealing with Donald Trump’s tweets and other fake news.
He was a public intellectual and man of letters who steered the Times of India through crucial periods in India’s history
Padgaonkar was appointed one of the members of the three-member Interlocutors Group on Jammu and Kashmir, set up by the government after continuous unrest in the Valley in 2008.
It is the responsibility of non-Dalit journalists to be casteless and fight for equality in the country.
Reportage from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives and Bangladesh.
The Indian state has a propensity to censor regardless of the government in power. Nevertheless, the ban imposed on NDTV India is a significant escalation against the country’s free press.
The court dismissed the review petition in the Soumya case before turning its ire on Katju for the language used against the bench in his Facebook post.
A joint statement by news organisations on the government’s clampdown on media
Officials said that the decision has been put on hold until the time NDTV’s appeal for review is dealt with.
NDTV India Could Succeed in Challenging Ban If it Were to Dispute Validity of Cable TV Programme Code Rules
The Hindi news channel is charged with violating certain sub-clauses of the Programme Code, but many of the clauses may not hold up under legal scrutiny.
The channel has pointed out that other channels and newspapers released the same information but were not penalised for the same.
News Time Assam has been accused of violating guidelines on ‘more than one occasion’
Kumar tried to interview mime artists to help depict the censorship being imposed on his channel and raise questions about the state of freedom of speech in the country.
Why the I&B ministry’s allegation that NDTV India endangered the lives of civilians and security forces personnel after the Pathankot attack is inconsistent.
The organisation claimed the censorship imposed on the Hindi channel by the government was reminiscent of the Emergency and demanded an immediate withdrawal of the ban.
Channel invokes the “dark days of the Emergency when the press was fettered.”
“I thought it was a bit too much to receive a journalism award from a man so contemptuous of journalists,” winner of the award for best non-fiction book Akshaya Mukul said after boycotting the event.
ISRO scientists have separately claimed that data from a CartoSat satellite was used to assist with the surgical strikes and that they invented the lightest material ever. Why were these claims made?
Corporate control of the media is one reason given for the way the Indian media behaves, but that cannot be the full story
While the Russian media has a clear pro-Trump bias and the Arab media has shown a strong preference for Clinton, the Chinese media have consistently focused on the weaknesses of both candidates.
A North Dakota judge today refused to authorise riot charges against award-winning journalist Amy Goodman for her reporting on an attack against Native American-led anti-pipeline protesters.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor.
Beyond the personalities and the calculations at work in the NDTV-Chidambaram censorship affair, what we should indeed be mourning is the sudden death of liberalism.
The social media services shut off the data access of Geofeedia, the Chicago-based data vendor that provided data to police, in response to the American Civil Liberties Union findings.
Cyril Almeida reported on a suspected rift between civilian and military leaderships in Pakistan.