Tag Archives: Paid-For News

Just in case you have a view on ‘Paid News’…

A DAVP advertisement which appears in several newspapers today eliciting evidence on “paid news”. Also read: The paid news of India: guess who monetised first? Free, frank, fearless. No, grubby, greedy, gutless Editors Guild on paid news, private treaties The decentralisation of ‘paid-for’ news begins Advertisements

Jessica Lal verdict proof that Indian media works

The Supreme Court of India has upheld the life sentence awarded by the Delhi high court to Manu Sharma, the son of Congress leader and former Union minister Vinod Sharma, for killing Jessica Lal, who had declined to serve him a drink after the bar had closed in Delhi, in 1999. Manu Sharma’s counsel, the…

It takes 3 Idiots to call the bluff of Pauper Tigers

The prostitution of Indian journalism by pimps, promoters and proprietors selling editorial space without letting the reader know what is independently verified news and what is a paid-for advertisement in the garb of news, has attained pandemic proportions. “Paid News”, as the trend has been sadly named, happens not just during election time, but in…