It's time for a NewsCap
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Theme: Time for a newscap!

Sessions include

  • 12 minute bane vs FDI boon?
    The 12 minute advertising cap -Is it a step to wipe the slate clean of all small and medium broadcasters? What are the alternative revenue streams if any that may emerge with such a cap? Will it further effect- the credibility of news rather than increase content on channels? What of the small and medium advertisers- -do they resort to cable channels and what regulations on that? An estimated indigenous revenue loss of 500cr is envisaged, along with High Carriage fees and digitization benefits still a distance, does increasing FDI in broadcast content & carriage entail better quality of content and distribution of resources?

  • Big Story – Cult anchors vs Cult stories Investigations
    Big Story – Cult anchors vs Cult stories Investigations, descriptive stories, slice of life bits or the large variety of reportage has begun playing second fiddle in importance. If there is a visible and invisible hierarchy in the ladder of news priority, it is opinion. The edit page so to say has become the front page on TV. 

  • Not for Profit media- an oxymoron?  
    Has the time come to vigorously insulating media from the compulsions and vagaries of market and bring about greater objectivity in dealing with news and views. People like Pierre Omdiyar and Bezos are talking about a new kind of philanthropy where the donation is for a commercial venture without any expectation of return, and these ventures include helping such media without expectation of any financial return. Is India ready for ‘Not for profit Media’?

    The agenda is work in progress, exact session details will be shared closer to date.