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Arent the media guys and gals downright mean, when they don't even spare the badly wounded and grief stricken with their acts of trying to be the first to BREAK their news (more to make money than for any other purpose) and keep poking their microphones and cameras in the face of these affected people with their senseless queries? Isnt it an utterly heartless thing for any sane and educated person to do?

They dont even wait for these people to recover from their shock and pain! They (these heartless journalists and their inhuman bosses/editors who drive them) simply make me sick.

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Asked by Noel David, 10 Apr '08 07:50 pm
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The state of Journalism today is similar to that described by the Irish poet Edward Eggleston as Organized gossip. It reports everything that people would be interested in rather than everything they should know.

Since it has become a mammoth industry with turnovers running into hundreds of crores, it is dominated by the old economic principle of demand and supply. However, basic duties such as reporting truth and informing people about both the sides of the coin are something that cannot be compromised at any cost.

Journalists have to be honest fair and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information; ensuring accuracy, objectivity, balance and fairness. A Journalist should be free of any obligations, whether political or corporate.. Speaking of corporations, there is no denying that Journalism and reporting like most other professions need significant capital inputs and sound business sense to survive. But, this is a profession where the stakes are much higher b ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 01 Mar '12 07:39 pm

 
  
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Precaution is better than cure
Answered by Anand Agarwal, 21 Oct '09 06:00 pm

 
  
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Sir, why do you look at just the media, insensitivity is circulating in our veins.
Media is nothing other than a shop. Its a business. Its no longer the fourth leg of democracy. These are businesses listed on stock exchange and their success is measured by the amount of profit they make....So why blame them?
'Poor' guys hire the most incompetent and cheap people as reporters and teach them to create human drama and increase their TRP, even if, in the process, the country, the morality and the ethics are sent to dogs.
Answered by JK MN, 26 Feb '09 10:54 pm

 
  
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Media is worried about its trp and it has moved from its sacred duty and the pen is no longer mightier today as it has become dirtier
Answered by harmony gafur, 11 Apr '08 09:33 pm

 
  
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True...news has become an entertainment today...the more sensational the coverage....the more viewership......Even death and destruction boils down to TRP gaming....all journalist ethics is lost in the name of breaking news.
Answered by sumitha, 10 Apr '08 07:59 pm

 
  
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They are oing their job. True they are insensitive but do they have a choice. they have tp show you the news. Do you watch Doordarshan news. No na. But you will watch NTV or IBN or times now. Why? Because they put thier own lives at risk tio get t what they are getting. Dont forget even they are at the receiving end.
Answered by Lakshmi Rajesh, 10 Apr '08 07:53 pm

 
  
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Are u talking about comic channel ZEE NEWS and STAR NEWS
Answered by Sandeep saxena, 10 Apr '08 07:52 pm

 
  
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This type of break news drama should be immediately banned
Answered by Prakash Mehendale, 10 Apr '08 07:51 pm

 
  
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