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July 27, 2010

Media in Kerala flayed for 'wrong' reporting of court proceedings

The Kerala High court on Monday criticised a section of the media for publishing and telecasting "wrong" reports regarding court proceedings. The observations were made by a division bench, comprising Justice CN Ramachandran Nair and Justice PS Gopinathan, while considering a review petition filed by the state government against the judgment prohibiting conducting roadside meetings. The bench said some media had published false reports regarding court proceedings and had attributed certain... MORE
July 26, 2010

Gujarat's first Sanskrit daily to roll out on Sunday

The first Sanskrit newspaper in Gujarat christened Sanskritvartmanpatram will roll out on Sunday. It is only the third of its kind in the country and is the result of enthusiasm of three persons connected with teaching the language and dealing with ancient scriptures. Their effort will now be to provide current affairs and news in Sanskrit, says a Times of India report. A faculty at Baroda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya of M S University (MSU) Praful Purohit, former professor of the college J K Bhatt... MORE
July 21, 2009

World's only Sanskrit newspaper turns 40

Sudharma , the world's only Sanskrit daily, published from Mysore celebrated its 40th year on Sunday, the Indian Express reported. A special anniversary issue was brought out to mark the occasion. The newspaper's readership comprises mainly of Sanskrit scholars and students. Some details: [ Link ] Sudharma has a daily circulation of about 2,000 copies and is mostly circulated through post. The paper, which strives to revive Sanskrit as a spoken language, has subscribers in countries like Japan... MORE
July 3, 2007

Urdu journalist’s sentence set aside

New Delhi, July 3: Delhi High Court today set aside a lower court order convicting an Urdu newspaper jounalist on the ground that he had promoted feeling of hatred and dissatisfaction against the Government through his article 24 years ago. Justice Shiv Narayan Dhingra ruled that the lower court had erred in concluding from the article that it was against the goverment. The judge said ‘’I consider that the trial court has wrongly concluded that the caption of the article as a whole promoted... MORE
April 1, 2007

Agra is now centre of intense media war

Suddenly the media scene seems to be undergoing a dramatic metamorphosis in Agra, all to the advantage of the readers who have many more choices now. A new mid-day daily tabloid called DLA has finally entered Agra’s media ‘mandi’ with a bang, leading to intense competitive war with all kinds of innovative schemes and discounts. Local journalists never had it so good, with ample opportunities coming their way to shift loyalties and get out of turn promotions. DLA has appeared on the scene at the... MORE
March 22, 2007

NE Newspaper Society formed

GUWAHATI, March 21 – North East Newspaper Society, an organization of the owners of the newspapers of the North East region has been formed today to promote and protect the interests of the newspaper industry in the region. An executive committee of the Society has also been formed with Kanaksen Deka of Agradoot as president, PG Baruah of The Assam Tribune group as vice president and GL Agarwala of GL Publication as the general secretary. Subrata Sarma of Janambhumi group and Jayanta Baruah of... MORE
February 12, 2007

Schism between English and regional language press leading to elitism

Pune, February 12: THE socio-cultural divide between the English and regional language press had given rise to ‘English elitism’ and a peculiar caste and class structure in the Indian media, said Loksatta editor Kumar Ketkar. He was speaking at a University Grants Commission-sponsored National Conference on ‘Regional Language Press: New Era, New Challenges’ organised by the UoP’s Department of Journalism and Communication Studies on Monday. With English becoming the lingua franca in the country... MORE
December 29, 2006

Hindi papers ride market boom

Access to funds, shift in ad spends drives growth. Behind the mushrooming of new and parallel Hindi newspaper brands lies the story of a buoyant advertising market in the Hindi-speaking states. Publishers who are launching second titles in the same market see merit, therefore, in segmenting their readers and offering more focused audiences. It is obvious that the understanding of markets and marketing has reached new levels in Hindi publishing. The Hindi papers’ advertising cake is estimated to... MORE
October 30, 2006

Journalism mall

The last decade of 20th century was a period of epochal upheaval in India. The Congress monolith fragmented under mounting pressure of religious, casteist and regional aspirations; tottering economy found remedy in liberalisation and, as a result, burgeoning politico-economic consciousness in the Hindi heartland ensured proliferation of Hindi newspapers. For the first time, Hindi press posed a real challenge to English papers’ supremacy. Hindi newspapers’ circulation started galloping. As a... MORE
August 19, 2006

Media in Kashmir

Media in Kashmir has come to stay as an instrument of shaping public opinion and as a potential influence on people’s precepts and practices. In the backdrop of the conflict that has dogged every aspect of life in Jammu and Kashmir in a muted way for the better part of the past century and significantly over the past one and a half decades, the media has played the role of a catalyst not so much at the sub-continental or international levels as at the domestic level. With an appreciable... MORE