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Media Watch

May 2011

Supplementary Issue


Media Convergence in current times

Rohit Manchanda, Editor, TSI Media Watch

It has been talked about as the ultimate threat as well as ultimate opportunity for media houses. For more than a decade, we have heard about its disruptive and transformative powers. But for most media houses in India, Convergence had remained just an esoteric word till recently because of low Internet penetration and a lack of understanding of what Convergence can do. That has decisively changed now.

Cover Story

King of Heartland

Rohit Manchanda and Mehnaz Nasreen

Aggressive marketing has helped the Dainik Bhaskar group dethrone competitors with ease in literally every market they have entered, write Rohit Manchanda and Mehnaz Nasreen.

My Days with Dainik Bhaskar

Uday Sinha

Uday Sinha, the former Executive Editor with Dainik Bhaskar, has been in the field of journalism for over 28 years. Presently, he is the Managing Editor with Channel One and has also worked as an Editor with Sahara Time and as an Executive Editor with The Pioneer.

Unlike Other Newspapers, We Give Readers What They Want

Rohit Manchanda and Mehnaz Nasreen

The Managing Director of Dainik Bhaskar Group in Jabalpur, Kailash Agarwal is also in-charge of Dainik Bhaskar’s five editions in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Also the first cousin of Ramesh Agarwal, Chairman of DB Corp. Ltd., he speaks to Rohit Manchanda and Mehnaz Nasreen in an exclusive interview for TSI Media Watch

Paid News

‘There is a difference in Bharat and India’

Sanjeev Shrivastava

Sanjeev Shrivastava is an veteran journalist and educator with over 33 years of experience in print, radio, television and documentary cinema. He co-authored the report of the sub-committee of the Press Council of India called ‘Paid News:Page 28-29’. He has authored a textbook entitled ‘Media Ethics: Truth, Fairness and Objectivity: Making and Breaking News’, published by Oxford University Press.

Photo Feature

Anna v/s Irom: Media insensitivity in focus

Rambahadur Rai

Rambahadur Rai is a veteran journalist and a key Jayaprakash Narayan aide. He is the editor of Hindi forthnightly magazine Pratham Pravakta and the man behind the Hawala Scam expose.

On the ball, always

Spriha Srivastava

Popular cricket anchor Gautam Bhimani shares the secret of his success with Spriha Srivastava

Newsroom War

Poll battle divides media

Chandrasekhar Bhattacharjee, Sukumar Mitra

With the parties at loggerheads and media outlets openly taking sides, the political schism in Bengal has grown wider than ever before; write Chandrasekhar Bhattacharjee and Sukumar Mitra

New Media

Indian media in crisis of credibility

Praful Bidwai

Praful Bidwai, is a senior columnist and peace activist based in New Delhi. He has been associated with several leading newspapers in South Asia. He has written many thought-provoking pieces on all aspects of Indian politics, economy, society and its international relations.

International Media Watch

A Tale of Two Disasters

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

Foreign correspondents covering the near-meltdown in Japan found themselves grappling with a knowledge deficit in terms of nuclear science and its jargon, says Saurabh Kumar Shahi

Media Trend Graph

Analysis of the Coverage

Media Watch

As the situation in LIBYA has moved into the spotlight, Egypt has largely disappeared from the international news, with little coverage of the success of the revolution or the process of building a new government.

Regional Media Watch

Regional media

Media Watch

Monalisa Gogoi on how an Assamese reporter blew the lid off lies propagated by the state government.

International Column

American atrocities in Afghanistan

Dave Lindorff

Dave Lindorff is an investigative reporter based in Philadelphia. This article first appeared on

Guest Column

The positive interventionist

Media Watch

A small-town boy makes it to the top of TV charts, this is Ashutosh’s story


Tycoons as Holy Cows

Sutanu Guru

The sad truth is: Indian media has made it a habit to habitually glorify tycoons-even if they are crooked... By Sutanu Guru