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  • Ranjona Banerji: Has Times Now's News Hour gone totally beyond journalism as we know it?

    Ranjona Banerji: Has Times Now’s News Hour gone totally beyond journalism as we know it? Posted on 27 May,2016 | under BLOGS “We realise that almost all “prime time” debates on news channels are platforms for cacophony and bad manners. We realise that little is to be gained or learned from watching these except the enjoyment of drama and spectacle. Many people I know, myself included, have stopped watching Times Now because of the noise and nonsense. However, there are times when we need to take stock,” writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Lies, Damned Lies and Data Journalism

    Ranjona Banerji: Lies, Damned Lies and Data Journalism Posted on 24 May,2016 | under BLOGS One of the fallouts of social media is that every other person is an expert on journalism without having read a newspaper, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Two reviews of Results Day 2016

    Two reviews of Results Day 2016 Posted on 20 May,2016 | under BLOGS Our columnists Shailesh Kapoor and Ranjona Banerji review the fare on news television on Results Day. Must-read!

  • Media & 2 Years of Modi Rajya

    Media & 2 Years of Modi Rajya Posted on 17 May,2016 | under BLOGS The honeymoon lasted longer than normal as the left-right-centre divide has gotten more pronounced, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: TV stories on Christian Michel and Dawood Ibrahim show lack of news sense and urgency

    Ranjona Banerji: TV stories on Christian Michel and Dawood Ibrahim show lack of news sense and urgency Posted on 13 May,2016 | under BLOGS “But the question here is: where is the homework and hard work of the news channels? Just from the face of it, they had to wait for a political storm to brew in India before they started some kneejerk work? If the Hindu had the story last month, then what excuse is possible? Judging from what one read of Michel in the Hindu and what he said on TV, he is quite willing to talk and seems to enjoy the attention,” writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Sports channels blank out tennis yet again

    Ranjona Banerji: Sports channels blank out tennis yet again Posted on 10 May,2016 | under BLOGS If tennis-lovers opt to track the latest matches on the internet, television has no one to blame but itself, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Much fire about Uttarakhand

    Ranjona Banerji: Much fire about Uttarakhand Posted on 06 May,2016 | under BLOGS While armchair activists are fulminating on social media about the lack of media coverage on the Uttarakhand fires, newspaper reports in Uttarakhand say that the tourism industry is furious with the media for over-reporting and exaggerating the fires, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Wrong to say media has ignored Uttarakhand fires (+Why damn Shobhaa De?)

    Ranjona Banerji: Wrong to say media has ignored Uttarakhand fires (+Why damn Shobhaa De?) Posted on 03 May,2016 | under BLOGS It is a downright lie that “the media” – which is a bizarre classification in the sense that it is not one entity – has ignored the Uttarakhand fires, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Women at the receiving end on social media

    Ranjona Banerji: Women at the receiving end on social media Posted on 29 Apr,2016 | under BLOGS There is enough evidence that women receive more abuse, more vicious abuse and more threatening abuse than men, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: The Mumbai Press Club has done the media proud with tonight's RedInk Awards

    Ranjona Banerji: The Mumbai Press Club has done the media proud with tonight’s RedInk Awards Posted on 26 Apr,2016 | under BLOGS “The Mumbai Press Club provides an excellent and refreshing alternative to the Delhi hegemony. Its scrutiny systems and its eye on new happenings in the media have been commendable. It has opened eyes in the media to issues beyond politics. It has not been bound by the politics of the day in either its selection of winners or the issues discussed,” writes Ranjona Banerji.

  • Two views on CNN-News18

    Two views on CNN-News18 Posted on 20 Apr,2016 | under BLOGS Ranjona Banerji and Pradyuman Maheshwari review the new look channel

  • Ranjona Banerji: Does media fuel horror stories?

    Ranjona Banerji: Does media fuel horror stories? Posted on 15 Apr,2016 | under BLOGS Every “good news” experiment by the media has failed mainly because we, as humans, prefer to know what’s wrong rather than what’s right despite any sanctimonious proclamations to the contrary, writes Ranjona Banerji

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