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  • Is Hire & Fire the new normal in traditional news media?

    Is Hire & Fire the new normal in traditional news media? Posted on 17 Feb,2017 | under BLOGS Ranjona Banerji and Pradyuman Maheshwari present their perspectives on the recent retrenchment and shutting of newspaper editions

  • Ranjona Banerji: TV's protectionism of the BJP and is the Nine O'Clock News back in fashion?

    Ranjona Banerji: TV’s protectionism of the BJP and is the Nine O’Clock News back in fashion? Posted on 14 Feb,2017 | under BLOGS “NDTV is now experimenting with a traditional 9 pm news broadcast. This is a rarity for Indian new channels at prime time. But what a relief! No yelling guests, no hysterical anchors, no absurd subjects – just the news of the day like a proper news channel. Am not holding my breath about how long this will last though,” writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Our Media, Their Media

    Ranjona Banerji: Our Media, Their Media Posted on 10 Feb,2017 | under BLOGS In contrast to the US media’s coverage of President Donal Trump, what we get in our news media are anodyne headlines andbland reportage, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Those shameless American journalists doubting Trump's credentials...

    Ranjona Banerji: Those shameless American journalists doubting Trump’s credentials… Posted on 07 Feb,2017 | under BLOGS I would have expected by now some very angry tweets and columns from Indian journalists about how terrible the American media has behaved with Trump, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Switching subjects when the Budget is a bore

    Ranjona Banerji: Switching subjects when the Budget is a bore Posted on 03 Feb,2017 | under BLOGS Discuss Trump, Pakistan etcetc or just go to Amritsar and sport a red pagdi, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Shame on our journalism!

    Ranjona Banerji: Shame on our journalism! Posted on 31 Jan,2017 | under BLOGS What most of television news now practices in India is not journalism, even if it ever was at some point, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Will Arnab Goswami's 'Republic' really be

    Ranjona Banerji: Will Arnab Goswami’s ‘Republic’ really be “independent”? Posted on 27 Jan,2017 | under BLOGS To pretend to be “independent”? when you are in fact fooling nobody may well be foolish in the long run, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: In the US, the press is calling Trump's bluff. In India?

    Ranjona Banerji: In the US, the press is calling Trump’s bluff. In India? Posted on 24 Jan,2017 | under BLOGS The American press will do their jobs as journalists, even if it upsets the powers that be, notes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Owners and managements to blame if & when newspapers die

    Ranjona Banerji: Owners and managements to blame if & when newspapers die Posted on 20 Jan,2017 | under BLOGS The possible demise of the Indian newspaper industry may be imminent but the fault will lie with the newspaper owners and managements themselves, writes RanjonaBanerji

  • A Media Wishlist for 2017!

    A Media Wishlist for 2017! Posted on 03 Jan,2017 | under BLOGS A list of things which will never happen but one must pretend that one has not already lost hope for one week of 2017 at least​.. by Ranjona Banerji

  • Lookback 2016: Donald Trump or Demonetisation...

    Lookback 2016: Donald Trump or Demonetisation… Posted on 27 Dec,2016 | under BLOGS Continuing our series of lookbacks at 2016, Ranjona Banerji looks at the world of news – on television, on digital and of course the newspapers

  • Ranjona Banerji: Unbalanced coverage of demonetisation continues on TV... and here's Arnab!

    Ranjona Banerji: Unbalanced coverage of demonetisation continues on TV… and here’s Arnab! Posted on 20 Dec,2016 | under BLOGS “We remain, since November 8 2016, stuck in this same impossible, awful situation placed upon the nation by demonetisation. I use these words which sound not balanced and definitely biased because when 100 people at least have died as a result of a government action, when thousands have been rendered jobless, when industries have shut down, when there is anxiety and apprehension everywhere, when corruption and scams continue, then it is the media’s job to represent all that,” writes Ranjona Banerji

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