Media

February 29, 2016

National Media Analytics Centre (NMAC)

The Government has proposed to set up a National Media Analytics Centre. The main objective for such a  proposal is to actively come up with instant counters to negate the resentment triggered by news items, so that the contents on…

June 23, 2015

[Essay] Breaking News Syndrome-2

On April 19th, 2013, CNN reported “breaking news” - the police had a suspect in custody for the Boston bombing, and they were on the way to the courthouse with the suspect. One hour later, they reported “breaking news”- there…

June 23, 2015

[Essay] Breaking News Syndrome

When Howard Beale at UBS Evening News learnt that he had only a couple of weeks more on the air, due to declining ratings, he would have been envious of his counterparts in the Indian public service broadcaster, Doordarshan. However,…

May 2, 2015

Media Trial

Whenever a sensational criminal case comes to be tried before the court, there is an expected upsurge in the public curiosity. Using the thirst for sensational news, Media, including TV Channels, Newspapers, News Websites etc. start publishing their own version…

February 9, 2015

Streamlining Government Communication

In the present context the channels of communications are altered significantly. The convention of newspaper pages being sacrosanct is now changed, and the reason for this is the entry of 24×7 television in the last two decades. The definition of…