Content Online Journalism

A step forward

The January 24 newsletter by Frank Barnako has two noteworthy titbits on online journalism: LATimes is to move members of its online team “to take seats in regular newsroom departments”. Now that is nothing novel, and, indeed, such moves can only make sense with a rethink about the entire news process, which obviously means that […]

Broadcast

Downlinking norms

According to the new guidelines for downlinking for foreign television channels announced by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry: The companies operating in India must be registered under the Indian Companies Act. For what that amounts to, visit the FAQ by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry: http://siadipp.nic.in/publicat/most_frq.htm The company […]

Ethics & Legal issues Ownership Uncategorized

Basis of media reform

If public interest is the basis of media reform then the professional and economic independence of media practitioners is a yardstick to measure the scenario. From the multi-edition big newspapers to the small town tabloids a de-unionised workforce is the norm. The implications are manifold: contract labour, job insecurity, harassment of various kinds and so […]