Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Topic: Media

‘Regressive, bid to encroach’ — TRAI proposal on cross-media ownership panned by industry

TRAI consultation paper released in April said cross-media ownership had resulted in a monopolistic market, and suggested a regulatory body for checking market monopoly.

Govt media advisory body gets new name, Central Bureau of Communication. Aim is ‘uniformity’

Bureau of Outreach and Communication, which comes under I&B ministry and provides 'communication solutions' to govt bodies, was renamed via gazette notification issued Tuesday.

‘Action begins’, ‘bulldozers roll’ – TV news treated razing of a family home like a film shoot

Several news channels supported and even justified the bulldozer demolition in Prayagraj as a legitimate punishment even before a trial.

TRP or ethics? Sonali Bendre’s The Broken News gets Indian media right. With a dash of fantasy

Sonali Bendre's maiden OTT venture on Zee5 sees her playing an ethical journalist who just can’t seem to get the TRPs.

NFHS shows double-digit drop in Indians reading papers, watching TV & listening to radio

NFHS data shows fall in mass media consumption between 2015-16 and 2019-21. However, it does not take into account the rise of digital media.

Complaints, corrections, compliments – What ThePrint readers write in about

Your feedback is invaluable as it helps ThePrint team to correct, reset its compass, and better align content to readers’ interests.

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover no big deal. BJP knows which platform matters, journalists don’t

Journalists are a little bit like the Congress when it comes to Twitter. We mistake the fights and the trolling for real politics.

ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta recognised with ‘Lifetime Contribution to Media’ award

Thirteen other noted personalities including Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla and Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran were also awarded under various categories by AIMA.

Seeing ourselves on screen can affect cultural change. Media needs diversity

A new WEF report shows 59% of people who identify as a minority tend to engage with brands more frequently if they are inclusive of diverse views.

The importance of being Nirmala Sitharaman — only BJP minister facing media line of fire

At the post-Budget press conference, Sitharaman was sharp as nails when the need arose.

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.