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Media is a word that has come to mean bad journalism Can you cite examples to refute this new age belief?

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Asked by shintsie, 17 Sep '09 06:08 pm
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We believe what we see around us ... in India, even those who know them very well, common saying about journalists (any media) is that give them sharaab (wine) and tangdi/boti (chicken/mutton) and they are yours. Most of the journalists are believed to be readily available for these cheap barter.

Most of them need either political patronage or corporate patronage to further their careers. Very few conscientious journalists are around... they face opposition even from their owners (of magazine or newspapers).
Answered by rajneesh Rediff, 17 Sep '09 07:11 pm

 
  
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But i feel this is true............
Answered by shashank sharma, 17 Sep '09 06:19 pm

 
  
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Yes...I feel so...its certainly my opinion only...in simple words they are least bothered that their use of words commercially might take away everything from a person...I think they cud make our lives much better if they try to analyse as receipient before anything thrown to others...
Answered by bijoy agarwala, 25 Sep '09 08:19 am

 
  
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Few years back, I was going through Sunday edition of "The Asian Age" and I came across this special article on "Ideal Couple" - "Sanjay Singh" and "Amita Singh(Modi) (The badminton player)".

I remembered that during our school days, this case had shaken the media, when husband of Amita Modi - Syed Modi - A famous Badminton player was shot outside stadium at Lucknow. At that time, Sanjay Singh's name had prominently figured as the "conspirator" for murder due to "illicit affairs" with Amita Modi. However, he got clean chit within few years' time, even his wife giving the statement that Amita Modi was lerely a friend and nothing wrong was brewing between the two.

Well what happened 15 years later?? They married and media did not even bother to look at its own records to publish it, rather took a U-turn and gave them the necessary "publicity" to show them "good". For what?? For "Public Relation Money"!!! BTW, The Asian Age's Managing Editor is none other than renowned journalist, M ...more
Answered by manish varma, 21 Sep '09 10:33 am

 
  
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Inqs, I feel Media, has both Merits and Demerits. Merits in the sence when media is used to create awareness about seriousness of a situation.But exaggerating the same situation as per certains people's personal interests and talents gives it a negative affect.To use Media to show us the critical sick condition of any dignitaries famous people, celebrities,etc or , death of such people is helpful,because the person must be also someone whom we adore and admire.But using media to expose the personal lives of such people and their privicies gives bad affect.Using media to show us the sensational things happening inside and outside the country helps ,But using media to humiliate any person or incident withour proper evidences and proofs makes media a bad journalism.To promote a product, media can be used and it is enjoyable also eg, The vodaphone ,Idea Sirji advts,etc . But too much of promotion of same product through advts of different companies ,can confuse and even exploit buyers ...more
Answered by Rachana, 19 Sep '09 05:09 pm

 
  
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Most of the time it is a bad journalism. There should be some control over them.
Baat ka batangad banaate hain.
Chhotisi baat ko badhava dekar,
logon ko bhadka dete hain.
Answered by subhash, 17 Sep '09 10:10 pm

 
  
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All commercial organisations are susceptible to various considerations....
Answered by Praveen Kapur, 17 Sep '09 07:40 pm

 
  
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If education is expensive, try ignorance. If you are offered 300 dishes in a dinner, you dont have to eat all. Take the best and leave the rest.
Answered by Lumpen, 18 Sep '09 09:59 am

 
  
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