Pakistan lobbying and spin on US public and policy opinion

The media coverage of Mark Penn dropping the PPP account last year hides more than it informs, in particular how public opinion is shaped and the weaknesses of Indian media’s foreign news coverage. Late December 2008, Times of India, The Read More …

Child prodigies and television news scripts… aaaw! Guest post at Kafila.org

My guest post at Kafila.org, “Child prodigies and television news scripts… aaaw!”. The essay critically analyses the script of NDTV‘s news report on Lavinashree and what possible meanings it might offer. Read it in Kafila.org here.

Advertising, newspapers, and ethics

This advert for Sunny hair care products (Hindustan Times, Del, 25 Dec 2008, p2), though explicitly not stating that it regrows hair nonetheless presents two pictures — before and after. The copy does say “Keep alive your hopes of healthy Read More …

Times Now advert 24 Sep

Appeared in Times of India, Del, 24 Sep, p21. For some speculations on the purpose of adverts in the series read here, here For some other news TV adverts navigate here, here. For some newspaper adverts, navigate here, here, here

TimesNow advert: More mediation

The previous TimesNow advert asked, “What are they saying but not telling?”. This advert asks, “What are they really fighting for?”. These series of adverts define news as being inherently complex, requiring mediation and decoding. TimesNow positions itself as having Read More …

News television ads and elite associations

“What are they saying but not telling?” teases this advert for Times Now (Times of India, Del, 22 Sep 200, P19). In response the copy says “Getting the right answers begins with asking the right questions. With inspired reporting and Read More …