Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicDigital Media

Topic: Digital Media

Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, digital news media brought under I&B ministry jurisdiction

I&B ministry had been seeking jurisdiction over OTTs and digital media platforms due to a lack of clarity over regulations on content.

Multitasking between different digital media linked to memory failure, finds Stanford study

Researchers studied brain activity and pupil dilation to discover that engaging with multiple digital media simultaneously led to an inability to recall events, even in young adults.

India’s oppressed groups had high hopes from Internet. But upper castes got in there too

The Oxfam-Newslaundry report shows how upper castes dominate Indian newsrooms. But journalists like Rajat Sharma, Sudhir Chaudhary and Rahul Kanwal have also emerged as influencers on digital space.

How Rediff On The NeT first created a template for the Hindu Right online in the 1990s

Rediff was, arguably, the first Indian publication, online or otherwise, to unapologetically feature three very strong Hindu Right-wing voices of the time.

Facebook will soon have a separate tab for news

Facebook is paying some publishers $1 million to $3 million a year to put their articles in the new section.

Modi govt plans revamp of Indian Information Service to factor in social media, 24×7 news

IIS was created with only print media in mind, but the explosion of digital media, social media and 24x7 TV news has changed the nature of the job.

Why children don’t like YouTube Kids – the most popular kids’ video site in the world

Even in India, YouTube’s biggest market by volume, usage of the Kids app is negligible. Children shift to YouTube’s main site before they hit 13.

Over 100 journalists write to Smriti Irani against online media regulation

The letter says that the govt’s proposed move may drastically impact a medium that has made the media more open and democratic across the world.

Printline Media concludes first round funding with stellar list of investors

N.R. Narayana Murthy, Ratan Tata, Nandan Nilekani, Uday Kotak Family, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Bangalore-based tech entrepreneur Rajiv C. Mody, Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Chairman, LVMH Asia Ravi Thakran, IIFL founders Nirmal Jain, R. Venkataraman, Karan Bhagat and Yatin Shah are eminent investors in the venture.

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PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.