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  • Ranjona Banerji: When Cyrus Broacha excelled at playing Arnab

    Ranjona Banerji: When Cyrus Broacha excelled at playing Arnab Posted on 26 Aug,2014 | under BLOGS Meanwhile, BCCL has instituted an odd social media policy for its employees according to a story in quartz.com where personal Facebook and Twitter accounts can be used by the company, notes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Sensitivity in dealing with closure is not in their DNA

    Ranjona Banerji: Sensitivity in dealing with closure is not in their DNA Posted on 22 Aug,2014 | under BLOGS Once more you see a media organisation getting away with sacking staff at short notice with no severance package and no fight from senior staff, rues Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Why should the media bend when it can crawl?

    Ranjona Banerji: Why should the media bend when it can crawl? Posted on 19 Aug,2014 | under BLOGS The media continues with its long leash to the new government as it genuflects before each pronouncement writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Long way to go for ToI's Doon edition

    Ranjona Banerji: Long way to go for ToI’s Doon edition Posted on 12 Aug,2014 | under BLOGS The first rule for a local edition is local coverage and The Times of India’s all-new Dehradun edition doesn’t fair too well at that, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Twitter hysterics get twisted in political faultines

    Ranjona Banerji: Twitter hysterics get twisted in political faultines Posted on 05 Aug,2014 | under BLOGS Surely the Meerut gangrape case is about more than the rightwing versus leftists, asks Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: The Curious Tweets of Gaurav Sawant

    Ranjona Banerji: The Curious Tweets of Gaurav Sawant Posted on 01 Aug,2014 | under BLOGS These tweets led to massive outrage from what is called the “secular” brigade on social media, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Neil Harman's tale of 'unattributed' content

    Ranjona Banerji: Neil Harman’s tale of ‘unattributed’ content Posted on 30 Jul,2014 | under BLOGS The story of Neil Harman, much respected tennis writer for The London Times, is a cautionary tale for all journalists, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Right or not, Arnab Goswami?

    Ranjona Banerji: Right or not, Arnab Goswami? Posted on 25 Jul,2014 | under BLOGS Comments on social media are now asking whether Goswami was really as rightwing as he appeared to be when the BJP and Narendra Modi were sworn in to power, notes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: More scrutiny by the media

    Ranjona Banerji: More scrutiny by the media Posted on 22 Jul,2014 | under BLOGS The media cannot find answers and cannot be expected to. But it can force society to take a closer look at itself and what it puts up with, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Inhouse 'censors' may police TV newsrooms

    Ranjona Banerji: Inhouse ‘censors’ may police TV newsrooms Posted on 15 Jul,2014 | under BLOGS CNN-IBN has, it is said, introduced a novel new designation in its newsroom – the “escalation editor”, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Boring & Silly Budget coverage

    Ranjona Banerji: Boring & Silly Budget coverage Posted on 11 Jul,2014 | under BLOGS There is once again a need for the media to examine this manufactured hysteria about the annual budget of the Central government, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: CNN-IBN is feeling the pinch post Rajdeep Sardesai

    Ranjona Banerji: CNN-IBN is feeling the pinch post Rajdeep Sardesai Posted on 08 Jul,2014 | under BLOGS In his farewell letter, Rajdeep Sardesai hoped the new management would put journalism first. Those old enough may want to remember the Reliance experiment with the Observer. Those young enough can believe what they want, writes Ranjona Banerji

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