MxM JOURNALISM REVIEW

  • Ranjona Banerji: Wayward Pines v/s News Television

    Ranjona Banerji: Wayward Pines v/s News Television Posted on 26 Jul,2016 | under BLOGS Is the role of a journalist to support the government of the day, asks Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: TV journalism touches a new low

    Ranjona Banerji: TV journalism touches a new low Posted on 22 Jul,2016 | under BLOGS Gagging or stopping the media is unacceptable but TV journalism in India has reached a very low level and one that is becoming dangerous, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Media gag in Kashmir: Crawl, Bend or Stand Firm?

    Ranjona Banerji: Media gag in Kashmir: Crawl, Bend or Stand Firm? Posted on 19 Jul,2016 | under BLOGS The freedom of the press is an integral part of a democracy and any government which cannot show good faith with its people has failed to uphold democracy, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Can a checklist save journalism's many boo-boos?

    Ranjona Banerji: Can a checklist save journalism’s many boo-boos? Posted on 15 Jul,2016 | under BLOGS Some newsrooms had some simple rules, some even put up on notice boards, mainly for sub-editors. Check headlines, captions, intros before releasing a page for instance. But that is now one of those customs more practised in the breach, as Shakespeare put it, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Getting to know your readers by listening and responding

    Ranjona Banerji: Getting to know your readers by listening and responding Posted on 12 Jul,2016 | under BLOGS “It is difficult to understand why a media organisation would not want a public or readers’ editor. One can of course point out the obvious – that they do not want to be open to public scrutiny, that the media thinks too much of itself, that editors do not want to hand over control and so on. However, these are childish, egotistical reasons. A news organisation that keeps its readers views in mind is a news organisation that is in touch with its main constituency,” writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Chronicles of Death Unknown

    Ranjona Banerji: Chronicles of Death Unknown Posted on 08 Jul,2016 | under BLOGS Ranjona Banerji writes on the deaths of two friends – Lajpat Rai and Saumit Sinh, very different and met under very different circumstances.

  • Ranjona Banerji: No one cares for locals in Dhaka attack?

    Ranjona Banerji: No one cares for locals in Dhaka attack? Posted on 05 Jul,2016 | under BLOGS In an emergency, journalists tend to think of those closest to themselves or look for connections which they think will interest their readers, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: The Interview: A press release from govt-run PIB?

    Ranjona Banerji: The Interview: A press release from govt-run PIB? Posted on 01 Jul,2016 | under BLOGS This was an interview as a public relations exercise. Many PR companies today will in fact provide you with such an interview with a film star or a sports star if you want, notes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Did the nation get to know what it wanted to know when Gentleman Goswami interviewed the PM?

    Ranjona Banerji: Did the nation get to know what it wanted to know when Gentleman Goswami interviewed the PM? Posted on 28 Jun,2016 | under BLOGS The Prime Minister is a consummate public performer and given that Goswami was largely docile, he was never going to be a threat, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Does the BBC think Indians aren't interested in Brexit?

    Ranjona Banerji: Does the BBC think Indians aren’t interested in Brexit? Posted on 24 Jun,2016 | under BLOGS All of Thursday, as the world wanted to know about Britain’s vote on staying or leaving European Union, international news channels were quite on their own usual pet news subjects, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: The News via Facebook

    Ranjona Banerji: The News via Facebook Posted on 21 Jun,2016 | under BLOGS “Trending on Facebook” is my current favourite source of news, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Rising prices sees end of media's love for Modi govt

    Ranjona Banerji: Rising prices sees end of media’s love for Modi govt Posted on 17 Jun,2016 | under BLOGS For the first time since 2014, I have begun to notice a change in the tide in previously pro-Narendra Modi journalists and media houses, writes Ranjona Banerji

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