Times of India serious threat to journalism in the developing world

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    ANNALS OF COMMUNICATIONS about Samir and Vineet Jain, the two brothers who run the Times of India, which has the largest circulation of any English-language newspaper in the world. While profits have been declining at newspapers in the West, India is one of the few places on earth where newspapers still thrive; in fact, circulation and advertising are rising. In part, this is because many Indian newspapers, following an approach pioneered by the Jain brothers, have been dismantling the wall between the newsroom and the sales department. At the Times of India, for example, celebrities and advertisers pay the paper to have its reporters write advertorials about their brands in its supplementary sections; the newspaper enters into private-treaty agreements with some advertisers, accepting equity in the advertisers’ firms as partial payment. These innovations have boosted the paper’s profits, and are slowly permeating the Indian newspaper industry. Critics point to a decline in journalistic quality, especially amongst high-circulation newspapers (one critic, a former editor at the Times of India named Darryl D’Monte, says the paper is “the most serious threat to journalism not only in this country but in the entire developing world”). Author discusses the disparate personalities, the business approach and close working relationship of the Jain brothers.

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    Known_Unknown Devil's Advocate Stars and Ambassadors

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    ToI/Jain Brothers are infamous as unethical scum who care only about money, quality journalism be damned.

    That's why we have the Indian Express, the Hindu and Hindustan Times.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    They are no better.

    All with vested interests.

    One is totally Govt kowtower!

    The days of honest, incisive journalism died many years ago!
     
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    HT ? Really ?! HT competes with Toilet
     
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    Whatever. Still so many( I think most ) people read it on daily basis. I don't know why.
     
  7. trackwhack

    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    retarded pop culture kids read toi ... unfortunately I inadvertently end up there through some sensationalist headline link. it takes me 10 minutes to realize that I ended up in filth again.
     
  8. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    The only newspaper with some sense of modicum is The Hindu. Even that is eroding.
     
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    The Times of India and Times Now represents all that is wrong with the English Indian media. Nowhere is sycophancy made to look more "cool" and "secular" as in these two works of sewage.

    Outrage this and outrage that. Secular this and secular that.
     
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  10. blank_quest

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    The Hindu is Shit and TOI is shittier !
     
  11. panduranghari

    panduranghari Senior Member Senior Member

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    You will love this one;

    ‘Times of India’: jewel of journalism (updated) | Sepia Mutiny

    ‘Times of India’: jewel of journalism (updated)
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    ToI is bad, but is it worse than The Pioneer?
     
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    I always thought "The Hindu" was a good one and many peeps recommended it :confused: Pade to kya Pade ..........GQ :rofl:
     
  14. chase

    chase Tihar Jail Banned

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    You guys are forgetting Daily Pioneer........its a right wing newspaper which most of the people here will like it.

    http://niticentral.com' is a newcomer which is becoming very popular

    The Hindu is anything but Hindu....it is a leftist newspapers with an anti-hindu and pro-china bias.
     
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    Pioneer never pretends political correctness. It is ToI, HT, IE that pretends to be neutral and unbiased which they are not and are mostly in the business of selling newspace. ToI is actually a good example of tabloid journalism but I don't know why it has got the reputation of main stream newspaper.

    Pioneer and The Hindu are much better as compared to any of these because their inclinations are well know and both are not in the business of selling news.
     

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