Thursday, July 21, 2011

News You Can Abuse, "Please Do not Sell" And An Alert Note To The Indian Media


A Feedback to a Cover Story of Outlook Weekly News Magazine
A response to a cover story published in the popular Indian weekly News Magazine about the present trend of some of the media in India. Vinod Mehta the Chief Editor and his team brought out a vital and serious issue prevailing in the Indian Press/Visual Media.


This week's OUTLOOK weekly magazine published a very serious phenomenon prevailing in the press. Vinod Mehta and his team brought out a naked truth to the general readers under the titles  “paid-for news,  News You Can Abuse” and “Please Do not Sell”.



Mr. Vinod Mehta
The Chief Editor
Read more at this Link 


Here is my response to the cover story.

Here in India, when elections are round the corner, politicians are more worried and in turn media mint money. This is not a new thing in our country, this was going on quite sometime and now it is increased tenfold or more. Your cover story said it all in an organized way. Now we the readers or the voters must decide of our own what to do at the polling booth. Indeed very strange things are happening day in and day out in our political arena.  Thanks Mehta for this wonderful cover story of paid for news. Here everyone (politicians) is paying for their space in the respective newspapers or visual media, where your cry of "Please Do not Sell” will only remain as a wild cry. So sad.

Read my post HERE 


Yet another response.


Ones it was sex sells, now it seems politics sells well. What a sad state of our fourth estate. Mr. Mehta your cry I think will not be heard by your counterparts. It will remain as a wild cry. So sad the present condition of our media especially the print media.

philip verghese ariel,Secunderabad, India

Read More Here




END NOTE:

The recent Rupert Murdock  incident at UK and the shutting down of his paper is a good pointer to this line. 
Beware!!! The India Media... 
More Such Involvement Reports are coming in...




Source: www.outlookindia.com


picture credit Outlook Weekly, New Delhi

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