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  • A Media Wishlist for 2017!

    A Media Wishlist for 2017! Posted on 03 Jan,2017 | under BLOGS A list of things which will never happen but one must pretend that one has not already lost hope for one week of 2017 at least​.. by Ranjona Banerji

  • Lookback 2016: Donald Trump or Demonetisation...

    Lookback 2016: Donald Trump or Demonetisation… Posted on 27 Dec,2016 | under BLOGS Continuing our series of lookbacks at 2016, Ranjona Banerji looks at the world of news – on television, on digital and of course the newspapers

  • Ranjona Banerji: Unbalanced coverage of demonetisation continues on TV... and here's Arnab!

    Ranjona Banerji: Unbalanced coverage of demonetisation continues on TV… and here’s Arnab! Posted on 20 Dec,2016 | under BLOGS “We remain, since November 8 2016, stuck in this same impossible, awful situation placed upon the nation by demonetisation. I use these words which sound not balanced and definitely biased because when 100 people at least have died as a result of a government action, when thousands have been rendered jobless, when industries have shut down, when there is anxiety and apprehension everywhere, when corruption and scams continue, then it is the media’s job to represent all that,” writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Damn and get your Twitter id hacked?

    Ranjona Banerji: Damn and get your Twitter id hacked? Posted on 13 Dec,2016 | under BLOGS There is apparent fear of people who raise a voice against the Modi government, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: When senior journos get on to the field...

    Ranjona Banerji: When senior journos get on to the field… Posted on 09 Dec,2016 | under BLOGS Newsgathering is of course another story altogether, especially for television news in India, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • J Jayalalithaa (1948-2016)

    J Jayalalithaa (1948-2016) Posted on 06 Dec,2016 | under BLOGS Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away in Chennai yesterday. Leading the MxMIndia package of stories on the late leader is an article by Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Fact, fiction & fantasy in the demonetisation coverage

    Ranjona Banerji: Fact, fiction & fantasy in the demonetisation coverage Posted on 02 Dec,2016 | under BLOGS How far should journalists go to cater only to the lowest common denominator, especially if it takes you away from the essence of the job, asks Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Any

    Ranjona Banerji: Any “good news” in the impact on demonitisation? Posted on 29 Nov,2016 | under BLOGS Newspapers and news websites have covered the widespread effects better than news channels, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: The King is dead, long live the King?

    Ranjona Banerji: The King is dead, long live the King? Posted on 25 Nov,2016 | under BLOGS “The grapevine says that Rahul Shivshankar formerly of Times Now and currently of NewsX will soon be formerly of NewsX and currently of Times Now. Since Shivshankar has carefully mimicked Goswami and steered NewsX in Times Now’s direction. So if the rumours are true, expect more of the same. However, I would think more of Times Now if Navika Kumar, who is bravely carrying on with Goswami’s agenda, gets the top job,” writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Anyone in English News TV interested in doing fab work?

    Ranjona Banerji: Anyone in English News TV interested in doing fab work? Posted on 22 Nov,2016 | under BLOGS We are now almost a fortnight into life after demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes but the media remains up and down on the issue, especially English news television, notes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: The government will defend monetisation, but journalists?

    Ranjona Banerji: The government will defend monetisation, but journalists? Posted on 18 Nov,2016 | under BLOGS Across news channels, you can see anchors getting shifty when a panellist condemns the implementation of this scheme too much, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Damned if you criticise demonitisation

    Ranjona Banerji: Damned if you criticise demonitisation Posted on 15 Nov,2016 | under BLOGS Better get out of the studio and take off your blindfolds, Ranjona Banerji advises news anchors who are critical of all those criticising the demonetisation

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