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Newsmanic: Of editors, horses and blinkers

By BV Rao | Sep 11, 2009

News channel editors are like horses. While horses are forced to wear blinkers, news channel editors wear them voluntarily. Horses are made to wear these blinkers so that they see only the road ahead and stay on course. We call that focus. Blinkers are meant to keep the horse on course, not to blind it. However, the editors’ preoccupation with the ‘big story’ often blinds them to the other stories of the day, says BV Rao.

I&B Ministry reiterates need for regulation in broadcast sector; voices other concerns

By Noor Fathima Warsia | Sep 10, 2007

The I&B Ministry convened a meeting on the proposed Broadcast Bill on September 7, 2007 that was attended by all stakeholders of the broadcast sector. The I&B Minister has reiterated the need for regulations for the broadcast industry and further stated that aspects of the industry such as the ratings system would also come under the scanner. Industry members were of the opinion that there should be regulator who should be autonomous.