Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicTV News

Topic: TV News

TV news must take a break from its anchors-in-chief and follow Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss model

Having no anchors has many advantages: TV channels would be forced to concentrate more on news than views, and allow reporters more screen time.

‘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.

Nupur Sharma coverage tells why TV news can follow CNN’s example—less hype, more nuance

The Nupur Sharma episode isn’t one bit surprising. TV thrives on the clash of opposites–haven’t you seen anchors seated quietly while panelists insult each other?

‘Mil Gaye Baba’: In Gyanvapi case, news TV shows which side it’s on — and it’s not news

News channels use repetition to hammer home a point. And so the constant telecast of the ‘shivling’ and the inside of the mosque make viewers believe this is ‘Gyanvapi ka sach’.

Bulldozer, Hanuman Chalisa, Taj Mahal, Mughal — Want to make TV headlines? Pick any

Not all bulldozers will get the same TV treatment. JCB in Delhi gets the best carpet coverage. But if you want to be an overnight TV star, pick a religious angle.

So happy Indians in Europe, so angry Indians back home – the two India stories on TV news

Unlike the country's picture in Modi's Europe tour, TV news back home spoke of a different India—‘communal clashes’ in Jodhpur to ‘Rajasthan's hate cauldron’.

‘Bharatanatyam’ in Ukraine to bulldozer in Jahangirpuri, action just doesn’t stop for TV news

With Aaj Tak’s Anjana Om Kashyap standing in the middle of a crowd that surrounded a bulldozer, the channel said: ‘Action will begin in a short while.’

From Ram Navami ‘clash’ to ‘gun-tantra’ in New York, Indian news channels sell violence best

The latest news from Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s wedding celebrations seems to be the only coverage across channels that isn’t blood-stained.

Meat ban, Sri Lanka crisis, Russia-Ukraine war – IPL couldn’t have been timed better

In the midst of war and economic distress, IPL 2022 offers four hours of unadulterated entertainment every evening—that’s more than what Hollywood and Bollywood can do.

India takes a backseat on Indian news channels. It’s all Ukraine, Ukraine, WW3

News channels put out promos and boast of the size of the team covering Ukraine. Even a smaller player like 'India Ahead' is promoting itself through its Ukraine stories.

On Camera

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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.

Defence

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.
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