Das ka Dum with Dr Bhaskar Das | Do you think the news media is going overboard with news on some members of the Bachchan family testing Covid-positive?

13 Jul,2020

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Q. Do you think the news media is going overboard with news on some members of the Bachchan family testing Covid-positive?

 

A. There is no denying that there is audience curiosity about Bollywood/ celebrity news in general and the AB family in particular. News packaging is a function of demand and supply. When demand is high, more is less. Besides, during times of Covid, there is always heightened anxiety about corona-related diseases for people whom one knows. So one has to empathise with human feelings.

 

 

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