What a Waste of Space

March 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm 13 comments

Do the readers only want to read about bollywood and really care to know about every single thing that’s happening in the life of the Bachchans or the Khans. I seriously feel it’s high time that the media does a reality check.

Creating controversy each time about a non-issue, latest being Abhishek Bachchan’s absence from the ‘Earth Hour’ event in Delhi last weekend. It is ridiculous that every National daily published the news on front page and it made it to headlines on channels.

Is there actually nothing more newsworthy happening or it’s this belief that only ‘masala khabar’sells?

I believe there is more to news than the ABC!

A-Actors
B Bollywood
C-Controversy

PS: Sensationalism is not Journalism

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  • 1. Mayur  |  March 29, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Absolutely. And that is what the media today wants to show. I agree with you. But what about the argument where these channels say that they are merely showing what the viewers want to see?

    We see because they show. And they show because we see… its a vicious circle you see. 🙂

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  • 2. delhizen  |  March 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    and who started this circle? the media of course! They need a major change in attitude; ‘Media makes news and creates newsmakers’, they need to understand the responsibility they carry. Pg 3 circa and fashion news should be limited to pull outs or half an programmes.

    We need to understand the value of a news- a bollywood event/ fashion show can’t be give the same level of importance as a fire breakout in Park Street

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  • 3. Prateek  |  March 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you voicing it. This is the reason why I prefer to watch the half hour english news broadcast on DD from 8:30 mto 9:00 P.M.

    Its not just that. With so many 24hrs news channel you can’t have so much news to keep people glued, so create sensationalism. Things are good when they are short and sweet, if you start stretching it, chances are you will end up ruining it.

    And Pal, one last thing, we cannot blame the media alone. People watch such things therefore they are shown that. There are many people who do not know who the finance minister of India is but can write a thesis on a catfight between two heroines.

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  • 4. ray of light  |  April 2, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    i know! ws just a few days ago , i ws wonderng to myself , tht, is it just me or am i using the word brain dead a lot, ABC ofcourse , advertsing esp’ly othr two r as it is brain dead… as a direct consequence we r all bcumn brain dead! cos of the brain dead stuff round us!

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  • 5. kidakaka  |  April 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I agree!! Its more of yellow journalism and less of actual content … also since when did media start being judgemental!!

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  • 6. Mayur  |  April 5, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    If it was not enough, look at how Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza’s marriage is being followed by the news hungry media.
    I hate it becaise-
    1. I dont think Sania is a great tennis player.
    2. I dont think Shoaib is a great cricket player
    3. Even if they were, I dont understand why the journalists would hound them like hungry wolves.

    Shit!

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  • 7. delhizen  |  April 5, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    one of the leading national daily carried this picture on the front page today with a caption which reads ‘This photograph, which purportedly shows Ayesha Siddiqui and Shoaib Malik together, was provided to XX channel by Ayesha. Neither the channel nor the paper can vouch for its authenticity ..

    When you can’t authenticate the source and confirm credibility of the picture then how can you publish it?? Just because it makes for an interesting copy.. crap!

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  • 8. Joshi Mukard  |  July 14, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    A short post, but straight to the point.

    I feel the degradation of Journalism is a duel headed issue. Though Media should feel guilty, we people are also to be blamed. We are more interested to know what Amitabh Bachchan would love to eat for break fast, than what’s left in our house to feed our children when the day breaks…

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  • 9. Viju  |  July 20, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Nice! short but effective!

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    • 10. delhizen  |  July 21, 2010 at 7:17 pm

      thanks Viju! looking forward to your regular visits here!

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  • 11. unrulyrebel  |  July 20, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    well dey write wat viewers enjoy…y to blame dem…
    n for dat pic of shoaib n ayesha…atleast dey let u know dat dere r some speculations dat something occured…but dey r not sure it did…dats it.. 🙂

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  • 12. Someone Is Special  |  July 22, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Well said, short and sweeet.. “Sensationalism is not journalism..”

    I wish you a good luck

    Saravana Kumar – Is Indian Media Misusing Its Freedom?

    Yours Frendly,
    Saravana Kumar M

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    • 13. delhizen  |  July 22, 2010 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks for the comment and good wishes!

      Reply

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