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NDTV, The Week journalists honoured with International Press Institute award

The award for excellence in journalism has been jointly given to NDTV's Sreenivasan Jain and Mariyam Alavi, and The Week's Lakshmi Subramanian and Bhanu Prakash Chandra.
File image of Subhash Chandra, chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises | Scott Eells/Bloomberg

How Subhash Chandra is fighting to keep control of his media empire

The 70-year-old tycoon risks losing control just as Zee’s prospects are looking up. The media mogul is looking for ways to raise his family’s shareholding.
A vehicle set ablaze after violence broke out after farmers agitating were allegedly run over by a vehicle in the convoy of a union minister, in Lakhimpur Kheri on 3 October | PTI

One more death in Lakhimpur Kheri shouldn’t go unnoticed — Indian media credibility

Disconnect between mass media and public opinion is bad news for democracy. It’s worse than censorship.

Off The Cuff with Vir Sanghvi

Vir Sanghvi was our guest at the latest edition of ThePrint 'Off The Cuff'. In conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, the noted journalist spoke about the credibility crisis in the Indian media and the changing environment in the media industry. He also spoke about how he managed newsrooms and how his career as a journalist gave him opportunities to interact with different kinds of people. Sanghvi is one of India’s best-known journalists and has tracked politics, business, society, travel and food. The conversation focused on his now four-decade-long career that has straddled print, television, books and new media.

Sidhu quit, Modi returned – and TV anchors behaved as if these were personal victories

Navjot Sidhu's resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi had Rahul Kanwal of India Today grinning from ear to ear. And everywhere Modi went upon returning from US, cameras reached before.
File photo of Subhash Chandra | Twitter /@SubhashZEE

How media mogul Subhash Chandra managed to beat a US activist fund & hold on to Zee

Sony is merging with Zee. It will control the larger empire & infuse an additional $1.4 bn of cash into it. But the combined entity will be presided over by Punit Goenka, Chandra’s son.
File photo of Outlook magazine's Group Editor-in-Chief Ruben Banerjee. | Photo: Twitter/@Rubenbanerjee/Outlook

Outlook Group Editor-in-Chief sacked 2 hours after rejoining work & commissioning cover on Yogi

Ruben Banerjee, who went on month-long leave from 12 August, says he was sacked without any intimation. CEO Indranil Roy denies any external cause for the move.
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath waving crowd before addressing the public | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

UP 2022 election ‘maha yudh’ has begun. And news channels already have a winner

Advertorials and interviews have interspersed with coverage of a succession of developments in UP. Does this signal “all is well” for the CM?
Video grabs of 72-year-old Abdul Samad Saifi narrating his ordeal (centre) after being beaten up (right) and his beard was chopped off | Photo: Twitter

Editors Guild demands withdrawal of FIRs against journalists who tweeted on Muslim man’s attack

Noting UP Police's FIRs against The Wire and other journalists for tweets on the attack of an elderly Muslim man, Editor Guild calls it 'wanton misuse of laws to criminalize reporting'.
Outlook India’s cover for its May edition | Twitter/@kazhugan

Outlook’s ‘missing govt’ cover page goes missing online, magazine says part of new format

Outlook magazine created a stir Thursday with the cover page of its latest edition, which stated that the Modi govt was missing amid the second Covid wave.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.