The most disturbing reality might be that there are “more Indians have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet,” but there are other digital facts like “60 percent of all households have cable and satellite” or that “DD National, covers about 92 percent of the 1,200 million-plus population,” and so on, makes for a heady digital mix that requires a serious study to get a fair understanding. Mapping Digital Media: India, a report that has been spearheaded by Vibodh Parthasarathi and Alam Srinivas for the Open Society Foundations does just that.
Ever since I read the story of Prabhat Khabar by Harivansh in Practising Journalism: Values, Constraints, Implications, I’ve been keen to follow the Jharkhand paper’s success story. But visiting its website was a disappointment. You are welcomed by an atrocious homepage – a flash page, “please enter”. Today exchange4media reports that Prabhat Khabar has launched […]
Vijayanand Printers (VPL), withÂ Vijay Times with 10 editions and two Kannada newspapers Vijay Karnataka and Usha Kiran, are now firmly in the Bennett, Coleman & Co (BCCL) stable.Â BCCL with the acquisition enters the fast-growing regional media market. Apparently “readers, advertisers, employees and business associates have all played a vital role in building these […]
This one’s for posterity. The subversive potential of new media is real. Yet blogsphere has served merely to extend the reach of established media. The manufacturing of consent becomes that much more easier if news spreads through the blogosphere. Ultimately, the framework remains the same. But in cases such as the one that the link […]