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  • Ranjona Banerji: Why is war like a children's game for our news channels?

    Ranjona Banerji: Why is war like a children’s game for our news channels? Posted on 23 Sep,2016 | under BLOGS “If there ever was a divide between print and TV journalism, it is most evident now. Matters of war and international relations are serious. The complete lack of depth in our public discourse since TV is the dominant media is now proving to be dangerous. This is not the usual complaint of glamour and frivolity getting more attention than “serious” news. It is far worse. This is “serious” news being treated like it was a Hollywood or Bollywood action blockbuster,” writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Warmongering UnLtd

    Ranjona Banerji: Warmongering UnLtd Posted on 20 Sep,2016 | under BLOGS It seems that in this sort of a mindset, when war has to be decided on new channels, the question du jour is: how dare anyone conceive of peace, notes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: A question of national interest on Kashmir

    Ranjona Banerji: A question of national interest on Kashmir Posted on 16 Sep,2016 | under BLOGS The media does not need to find answers; it needs to expose the problem and it needs to ask the questions, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Time for TV journos to 'reset' their idea of news

    Ranjona Banerji: Time for TV journos to ‘reset’ their idea of news Posted on 09 Sep,2016 | under BLOGS Is there nothing else in life except BJP versus Congress versus AAP, asks Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: The brain just doesn't work without a deadline!

    Ranjona Banerji: The brain just doesn’t work without a deadline! Posted on 06 Sep,2016 | under BLOGS Almost everyone I know struggles to get down to work without the deadline looming, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: WION - Less breathless so far

    Ranjona Banerji: WION – Less breathless so far Posted on 02 Sep,2016 | under BLOGS The Zee Networks’ WION has so far eschewed the usual TV news route and concentrated on news itself, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: When everyone in India thinks they know how the media works...

    Ranjona Banerji: When everyone in India thinks they know how the media works… Posted on 30 Aug,2016 | under BLOGS … and everyone who has a friend or a relative who is a journalist is also an expert, without having ever spent even one day in a newsroom, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Comments, abuse and the Grand Jury of Newshour

    Ranjona Banerji: Comments, abuse and the Grand Jury of Newshour Posted on 26 Aug,2016 | under BLOGS “All of high society India is now on television deciding whether it was Indrani who is the main villain or Peter and Indrani or just Peter and so on. None of these detectives and home-grown psychologists presents the argument: “how dare you even suggest a mother can kill her child?” any more when it comes to Indrani Mukerjea. That is reserved for our other psycho-detectives on the Aarushi Talwar murder case,” writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: So, how do you feel about... and such inane questions asked by reporters...

    Ranjona Banerji: So, how do you feel about… and such inane questions asked by reporters… Posted on 23 Aug,2016 | under BLOGS That you and I get to hear this daft question is the joy of live television and the apparent lack of editors in TV newsrooms. But it is not that print journalists at press conferences ask questions any more intelligent than this, whether here or anywhere else in the world, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Less breathless hysterics from media on sports, please?

    Ranjona Banerji: Less breathless hysterics from media on sports, please? Posted on 19 Aug,2016 | under BLOGS At the end of this Olympics, we have to have some analysis of how India can do better, minus exaggerated chest-thumping and also needless breast-beating, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: When freedom of press is far from an absolute...

    Ranjona Banerji: When freedom of press is far from an absolute… Posted on 16 Aug,2016 | under BLOGS From a journalistic point of view, the Outlook investigation ticked all the boxes, notes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: When sports journalists behave like unreasonable fans

    Ranjona Banerji: When sports journalists behave like unreasonable fans Posted on 09 Aug,2016 | under BLOGS Can it be that only journalists and fans want athletes to do their best, to win medals and the athletes themselves do not, asks Ranjona Banerji

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