Lies and Rumors spread by Indian media

whitestar_999

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yes, news paper is still better for vast coverage of different news which online / tv media fails to show .. they have the resource but are more focused on certain topic / news only.
I suggest ToI & Hindu for national level news & a good regional newspaper for local news(in North states like UP & Bihar it is usually amar ujala & dainik jagran).
 

Faun

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IMO TV News has become a TRP game. The bottom line is ad revenue and their reporting is all centered towards this end. Print media I think does not have such a motivation, at least not to the same extent as TV and therefore are more trustworthy.
TRP and ad revenue.

When ad provider is refrigerator, ac or car company. The audience will be middle class or higher. And you will see no news about farmers or those in abject poverty. You will see news which is focused on middle class or higher. Because poor wil not buy that ac, fridge or car.
 

Desmond David

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Another thing to notice is a big change in tone between Hindi and English news channels. Hindi news channels tend to be more sensationalist than English news channels, kind of shows the demographic they are targeting.
 

whitestar_999

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Another thing to notice is a big change in tone between Hindi and English news channels. Hindi news channels tend to be more sensationalist than English news channels, kind of shows the demographic they are targeting.
Not necessarily(though I do agree somewhat with regards to newspapers) because english news channels can be sensationalist too but in a tone not identified by your typical person but only those who understand the subtlety. Of course because of hind news channel reach their impact is amplified much more.
 

Desmond David

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Yeah, it always comes down to rhetoric. Still in general I feel a less subtle tone has more emotional appeal.
 
Another thing to notice is a big change in tone between Hindi and English news channels. Hindi news channels tend to be more sensationalist than English news channels, kind of shows the demographic they are targeting.
Yeah, I basically stopped watching hindi news channels for the same reason. They make everything too flamboyant without actually giving any real details.
 
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