The Future of TV News: A Crisis of Technology and Legitimacy
India’s FirstPost.com reports that There’s been plenty of news about television in recent days, and none of it any good. Prominent instances of shoddy coverage of the Mumbai rape coincided with reports of layoffs in Network 18 (Firstpost‘s parent company), similar to cuts made last year at NDTV and Headlines Today. Open Magazine tackles these events in separate pieces, which taken together spell out the daunting challenge faced by the Indian television media.
“A Tale of Two Exclusives” by Madhavankutty Pillai takes to task two of the biggest names in the business, Arnab Goswami and Barkha Dutt, for shamefully kowtowing to their big-name guests at a time of great tragedy. In his desire to “get” Raj Thackeray on his show, Goswami ceded his right to challenge Thackeray’s anti-migrant rhetoric.