The Indian television coverage of the Mumbai terror strikes left much to be desired. Senior broadcast journalist and media researcher Venkata Vemuri analyses the areas of weaknesses and finds no excuse for the substandard reportage of such a serious issue.
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In an increasingly global world, where one of the instruments of globalisation is the media, how is national interest to be negotiated with international actors? Who is ‘foreign’? Rohit Chopra looks at the crucial questions buried in the Prince Harry media blitz.
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Even as the British media patted itself on the back with one hand, with the other it dished out princely servings of Harry topped with every sinful dressing in the spin world. They used to call such reportage ‘plugging’ in old-school journalism. It used to be frowned upon, writes Chindu Sreedharan.
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