While the Indian Readership Survey results gave print media its biggest high in 2018, issues like fake news and paid news marred its credibility at other times

Ruhail Amin Dec 24, 2018 8:09 AM


The Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity had suspended the empanelment of these newspapers for breach of journalism norms

exchange4media Staff Apr 11, 2018 9:00 AM

Guest Column: Many of TRAI's recommendations look reasonably sound: Mitrajit Bhattacharya?blur=25

While stating that a lot of detailed work that has gone into TRAI's recommendations on media ownership, Chitralekha Group's Mitrajit Bhattacharya writes that the issues of Prasar Bharati's autonomy & paid news are critical

Mitrajit Bhattacharya Aug 14, 2014 8:49 AM

Views mixed on control mechanisms for curbing paid news in media?blur=25

While some media players have called for strict enforcement mechanisms to monitor & restrict the proliferation of paid news, others insist curbing paid news should be self enforced & a moral responsibility of the media industry

Abid Hasan Jun 30, 2014 7:58 AM

Indian democracy owes a great deal to freedom of press: Govt paper on media laws?blur=25

The Paper issued by Law Commission of India raises some select concerns, and poses a set of questions that will help foster a larger public debate amongst stakeholders

exchange4media Staff Jun 12, 2014 9:33 AM

Govt initiates discussions on media laws, releases Consultation Paper?blur=25

The Paper raises concerns on issues such as self-regulation, paid news, opinion polls, cross media ownership, social media, and regulations surrounding Government-owned media

exchange4media Staff Jun 11, 2014 9:17 AM

President Pranab Mukherjee raises concerns over paid news?blur=25

Speaking at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the INS, the Indian President stressed on the need for self-correcting mechanisms to check such aberrations. He also flayed the temptation to "dumb down" news

Abid Hasan Feb 28, 2014 7:55 AM

"We are looking forward to BARC as the present ratings system is not up to the mark"?blur=25

Avinash Kaul, CEO, ET Now, Times Now & Zoom talks about the content orientation of Zoom, 10+2 ad cap challenge, ratings scenario & paid news, among other things...

Abhinav Trivedi Oct 24, 2013 8:37 AM

It's incorrect to say MIB is not dealing with paid news: Uday Varma?blur=25

The MIB Secretary maintains that paid news is a complex phenomenon and will require a comprehensive approach by several agencies and ministries

Abid Hasan May 9, 2013 8:52 PM

B'casters reject Parliamentary panel report on paid news?blur=25

B'casters have raised their voice against the Committee's report that makes a case for controlling print & electronic media. B’casters stress on self regulation

Abid Hasan May 9, 2013 8:26 PM

Give statutory authority to self regulatory body: Uday Shankar?blur=25

While the STAR India CEO slams paid news as a threat to society & freedom of media, he maintains that media has a very transparent & empowered self regulatory body

Abid Hasan May 9, 2013 8:09 PM

Paid news a major cause of concern for media: PM?blur=25

"I am of the view that it is up to the media itself to find effective ways and means of addressing these problems," says the Prime Minister

Abid Hasan Apr 17, 2013 7:28 PM

Asianet announces steps to restore trust in media?blur=25

Asianet News Network has announced steps to restore confidence in media and has also urged all other media companies to follow suit

exchange4media Staff Dec 10, 2012 3:52 AM

Vivid: Paid news – innovation is key, not banishment?blur=25

Paid news is as true as the day; innovation like Medianet is the answer, says Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, exchange4media Group

Annurag Batra Oct 22, 2012 7:42 PM

‘No Paid News’ in Dainik Bhaskar?blur=25

Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar has embarked on a ‘No Paid News’ campaign, which stresses on the fact that readers would not be misguided with Dainik Bhaskar

exchange4media Staff Feb 7, 2012 9:19 AM

GoM meets on ‘Paid News’ for first time today?blur=25

While, the Group of Ministers will discuss the nitty-gritties of the report titled ‘Paid News: How Corruption in Indian Media Undermine Democracy’, speculations rife that it might also mull over various other issues concerning the Indian media industry, including FDI limit across media sectors.

Nitin Pandey Sep 7, 2011 2:33 PM

Media issues strict guidelines to skirt ‘paid news’ as EC tightens noose on the syndrome?blur=25

The media and political parties alike have come out against the syndrome of ‘paid news’, especially during elections. Even as the Election Commission has made its stand absolutely clear on ‘paid news’, some dailies have issued election coverage guidelines and code of conduct for their reporters.

Nitin Pandey Oct 12, 2010 8:15 AM