RANJONA BANERJI

  • Ranjona Banerji: Coverage that makes you laugh, and cry

    Ranjona Banerji: Coverage that makes you laugh, and cry Posted on 28 Mar,2017 | under COLUMNS The BJP is not happy with anyone who does not love it. But it has Gaurav Sawant and a whole host of other journalists to push its agenda, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Anything you can say i can repeat better?

    Ranjona Banerji: Anything you can say i can repeat better? Posted on 24 Mar,2017 | under RANJONA BANERJI So what new info did you actually from news TV get after the London terror attack, wonders Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: The sad, mad world of Twitter Bhakts, Turncoats and Trolls

    Ranjona Banerji: The sad, mad world of Twitter Bhakts, Turncoats and Trolls Posted on 21 Mar,2017 | under RANJONA BANERJI “Which brings us to the second point of fun on Twitter and India Today TV’s Rahul Kanwal telling the world that Yogi Adityanath should be “given a chance” as chief minister of UP before passing judgment on him. This attitude would be spot on perfect if Kanwal was a spokesperson of the BJP. He is not though. He is a prominent news anchor. It is his job to put ministers under scrutiny. If journalists bat for “giving chances” to politicians before they even start working then that is the end of journalism,” writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Why no focus on BJP and government formation?

    Ranjona Banerji: Why no focus on BJP and government formation? Posted on 17 Mar,2017 | under RANJONA BANERJI The focus of the media needs to be primarily on those who are in power, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Time to show the door to Exit Polls?

    Time to show the door to Exit Polls? Posted on 14 Mar,2017 | under Ad Agencies Either editors don’t listen to what reporters tell them or reporters doctor their reports to fit newsroom ideas, rues Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Of what use are Exit Polls?

    Ranjona Banerji: Of what use are Exit Polls? Posted on 10 Mar,2017 | under RANJONA BANERJI I understand they give employment to pollsters and I am all for employment. But for the media to get into such a tizzy over them, I am less understanding, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Is this the 'Independence' Republic looks to foster?

    Ranjona Banerji: Is this the ‘Independence’ Republic looks to foster? Posted on 07 Mar,2017 | under RANJONA BANERJI ArnabGoswami’s last days at Times Now showed him treading a line which was far removed from how most journalists view their calling, notes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Did HT play down story on RSS leader's 'fatwa'?

    Ranjona Banerji: Did HT play down story on RSS leader’s ‘fatwa’? Posted on 03 Mar,2017 | under RANJONA BANERJI It was quite a sight to watch Times Now’s Navika Kumar shout down retired army chief Gen Shankar Roychowdhury about how soldiers must conduct themselves, writes RanjonaBanerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: In Trumpland: Disagree and get banned!

    Ranjona Banerji: In Trumpland: Disagree and get banned! Posted on 28 Feb,2017 | under BLOGS People, the media and the American system understand rights and responsibilities and what it means to lose them, notes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Criticise and be damned!

    Ranjona Banerji: Criticise and be damned! Posted on 21 Feb,2017 | under MEDIA If you criticise a leader in India, it could be blasphemy and it could be lack of respect for the chair or any other such absurd allegation, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • 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

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