Monday, October 24, 2005


Theatre Of The News

Interesting what two channel bigwigs have to say about the sensationalisation of news in this Outlook article.

" "Sensationalism is the key word, it's very much out of the closet," says Siddhartha Gupta, director, Channel 7. Sharma [Rajat Sharma, editor-in-chief, India TV] concurs: "The overall news market is getting shriller, smuttier. The perception is that sex and sleaze is the way to be. That's the form all other media are taking too." "

Elsewhere: " "Such news gets mentioned in print too. Why ask this [I assume 'this' refers to responsible reporting] of news channels alone?" says Yogesh Mawani, spokesperson for Star News. "

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