Issues in Indian media

First posted at the SPJ International Journalism Committee site.

The following linked item is a blistering attack on the lack of ethics in the Indian media by an Indian commentator.

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar: The ugly face of Indian news media

How much of what she describes is widespread is hard to tell. But she does make an case that there are some serious problems in India.

Most TV reporters are imposing their half-baked moral judgements on the audience because editors are allowing them to. Editors and publishers simply don’t have the time, energy or money, or all three, to take them through the ropes.

The result: In a market where the context of news was set by some really good brands, the drop in standards has been nauseatingly dizzy.

Oh, does some of this sound familiar to U.S. ears as well?


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