The decision by various TV channels to broadcast live an ongoing anti-terror operation on the last day of UP polling raises many questions about the intent of their coverage.
In the fifteenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about biased media coverage of elections and the central government’s much hyped ‘Smart Cities’ project.
We often tend to trust a statement or an argument simply because it conforms to our already-held beliefs, regardless of the strength or weaknesses behind its rationale and the veracity of its claims.
‘The jurors were impressed with the amount of work put into her stories through travelling, collecting documentary evidence and cross-checking facts to give authenticity and a humane touch to them.”
The BBC has managed to widen the prevailing distrust between the forest department and conservationists who wish to research and critically analyse the Kaziranga model.
The media has the power to influence the mindset of how an incident of rape is perceived through the manner in which stories are constructed. It has a responsibility to use that power well.
Several outlets have been critcised for revealing the name of the actor and ‘misreporting and sensationalising’ the incident.
Mayawati has alleged that the media actively discriminates against her party, calling media organisations Brahmanical.
The editor of the newspaper’s website must not be made a scapegoat for an illegal act that was committed by others more powerful than him
Sevanti Ninan, Vipul Mudgal and M.K. Venu on what lies behind recent spate of media sackings.
The cases will be registered under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code along with section 126A and B of the Representation of the People Act.
The vicious cycle of corporate investments in the Indian media plays a major part in stifling the press.
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 […]
After Subramaniam Swamy’s objection to the name, ‘Republic’, Goswami was forced to change the name to ‘Republic TV’.
A journalist’s account of the perils of investigating illegal beach sand mining in Tamil Nadu.
While editors, under law, continue to be responsible for whatever appears in the periodical they edit, more and more of the content is being removed from their purview.
The formation of political opinions is not limited to how one accesses and consumes information. Familial and caste affiliations play a big role too.
This article, and comments on it left by readers, have been taken down in compliance with an ex-parte order of temporary injunction in respect of an interlocutory application filed by Rajeev Chandrasekhar before the Hon’ble City Civil Court at Bengaluru on March 2, 2017 restraining us from providing […]
While several members of the Indian Women’s Press Corps have asked that the clause be removed, office bearers say they are trying to protect members’ interests and do not adhere to the BJP’s views of what is ‘anti-national’.
Paid news in the service of the nation.
Growing animosity against the Centre in Tamil Nadu has taken the form of anger against the prime minister, which many allege has not received its due share of media coverage.
Studies show that biased coverage – from jabs at the German chancellor’s low-cut dress to insinuations that Argentina’s president has a ‘mood disorder’ – undermines women in public office.
When the leadership of India and Pakistan move towards an improvement of ties, they will have to move in tandem with the unanimity of a supportive press.
Social taboos and hostile work environments have kept women away from joining the media in Bangladesh. But this is slowly changing.
Buzzfeed’s decision to publish an unverified dossier that makes explosive claims about Donald Trump has stirred debate about journalistic ethics.
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.