JOURNAL

  • Hrithik Roshan defends ex-wife Sussanne Khan and Arjun Rampal against a link-up story published in daily November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Hrithik Roshan defended his former wife, Sussanne Roshan and friend, actor Arjun Rampal and trashed a story that was published in Bombay Times, a supplement paper of The Times Of India. Bombay Times had reported recently that Arjun Rampal's marriage was in trouble due to his closeness to...
  • Congress frowns at RSS article holding Jawaharlal Nehru responsible for India's partition October 25, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress in Kerala has expressed strong resentment against an article carried by RSS journal 'Kesari' allegedly running down India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. On getting a complaint seeking action from KPCC General Secretary Sooranad Rajasekharan, state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has asked DGP KS Balasubraniam to examine the issue...
  • Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan inaugurates film festival with focus on journalism October 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: An International Film Festival, with 'journalistic courage under fire' as theme, was inaugurated by Kerala Minister for Cinema Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan here. The festival titled 'Behind the Lines, Between the Lines', organised by Thiruvananthapuram Press Club in association with the United States Consulate, would feature 24 films from eight countries. The...
  • World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: study September 19, 2014

    Washington: The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UNled analysis published on Thursday. That would mean two billion more people on Earth than expected by 2100, largely due to high birth rates in Africa, said the report in the...
  • Will he or won't he? Cyrus hopes to get big awards for 'The Week That Wasn't' September 14, 2014

    CNNIBN swept Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards as it won five awards. Its sister channel IBN Lokmat also four awards. ...
  • CNNIBN bags five Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards September 10, 2014

    CNNIBN once again made a mark at the seventh edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards as it bagged five awards on Tuesday. ...
  • CNNIBN sweeps Ramnath Goenka awards, wins five honours September 10, 2014

    CNNIBN swept the Ramnath Goenka awards this year winning five honours. Sister channel IBN Lokmat also get four awards. ...
  • Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards: CNNIBN wins 5, IBN Lokmat 4 September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: CNNIBN once again made a mark at the seventh edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards as it bagged five awards on Tuesday. Smita Nair won the award for reporting on politics and government for the year 2011 and Marya Shakil also won the award in...
  • Curating from the Curated: An Independence Day (journalistic) prayer August 14, 2014

    The Oxford Dictionary meaning of 'Curating' or 'Curation' is: "Select, organize, and present (online content, merchandise, information, etc), typically using professional or expert knowledge." And 'Journalism', says the Cambridge Dictionary, "is the work of collecting, writing, and publishing news stories and articles in newspapers and magazines or broadcasting them on...
  • National Herald case: HC stays lower court's summons to Gandhis till August 13 August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed a lower court's summons to Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case till August 13. The Congress leaders were summoned in relation to the alleged misappropriation of assets worth Rs 2000 crore of the National Herald newspaper. Senior Congress leader...
  • One of Internet's most prolific tech leakers retires, as tweeting can't help him earn enough August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The onceanonymous prolific tech leaker @evleaks who gave the world and eager technology journalists a peep at many bestselling devices much before they were officially launched, has finally called it a day and that too after only two years of running his popular Twitter account. Evan...
  • 'Pure news is passe, now ideology shapes news' July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior journalists rounding up their assessment of media coverage of the 2014 general election said that "pure" news has more or less disappeared and that the personal ideology of the editor or proprietor often shapes news. At a panel discussion chaired by NDTV Group Editor Barkha Dutt on Tuesday...
  • Journal expresses 'Concern' over Facebook study July 4, 2014

    San Francisco: The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two U.S. universities examining people's online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled. In a note of contrition, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that the decision to manipulate the content appearing on the...
  • National Herald case: Congress defends Sonia, Rahul Gandhi June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have not received any notice from the court regarding the National Herald case in which they have been named as accused, said party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi. "This is a stale complaint, we have not received the complaint letter; will give an...
  • US Journalism school students receive misspelled diplomas June 25, 2014

    New York: A journalism school in the US has awarded 30 misspelled diploma degrees to its students. Illinois university's Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communication recently gave 30 diplomas to graduates on which the word "integrated" was spelled without the 'n.' Kit Fox, one of the 250...
  • Mumbai artist inducted on international panel June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: A citybased artist has been appointed as "ethics adviser and ambassador" by the World Citizen Artists (WCA) to raise awareness about global issues through art. Prakash Bal Joshi, a former senior political journalist with a English daily here, has exhibited his art in Europe, USA, Turkey, Bhutan and other international...
  • New media start up focussing on digital journalism June 20, 2014

    Kochi: A Kochi based new media start up, Southlive Networks, focusing on digital journalism, will go on stream from the first week of September with interactive news both in English and Malayalam. Apart from giving current news, Southlive will have web magazine, IP television and other services like ebusiness and...
  • Yahoo India bags prestigious RedInk award in Journalism June 11, 2014

    Yahoo India has announced that it has won three RedInk Awards for original features. RedInk is one of the largest, independent journalism awards in India. The competition includes all major news media news papers, websites and television/cable channels. This year, Yahoo India was the only online media company to...
  • 14-year-old Indian boy tells US how to save $400 mn by changing font March 30, 2014

    New York: A 14-year-old Indian-origin boy has come up with an unique plan that could help the US save nearly $400 million a year by merely changing the font used on official documents. Suvir Mirchandani, a student in a Pittsburgh-area middle school, claimed that if the federal government used the Garamond...
  • World's first academic pornography journal launched March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: For those interested in knowing the culture of pornography or the nature of sexual fantasy, here comes a first-ever "dedicated" porn journal. Named as 'Porn Studies', the open-access journal is an "international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore cultural products and services designated as pornographic", its London-based publisher Routledge...
  • Farhad Dadyburjor's 'How I got lucky' is a fun and light read February 22, 2014

    Media and Journalism is a riotous industry, more so because of the stiff and exponentially increasing competition for the breaking news. Everyday there are tons of stories to be covered, some make headlines and others just go down in the archives but if you are reporting for the Bollywood, then...
  • Prasar Bharti Chairperson Mrinal Pande to head Haridev Joshi University's advisory council February 22, 2014

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Fridaynominated Prasar Bharti chairperson Mrinal Pande as thechairperson of the advisory council of Haridev JoshiUniversity of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jaipur. Alva also nominated senior journalist Kumar Ketkar, ChiefEditor of Dainik Divya Marathi, Siddharth Varadarajan, formereditor of The Hindu, Sachidananda Murthy, Resident Editor ofThe Week, Nupur...
  • 18 signs that you are married to a journalist February 7, 2014

    What's a typical day like in a journalist's life like? Honestly, there is nothing typical about it. There isn't one shift that they stick to, anything from a building collapse to a cat stuck in a tree is considered breaking news given how bad or good the news day is...
  • Govt mulling check on social media to stop misuse: Shinde on Muzaffarnagar riots January 18, 2014

    Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Saturday drew attention toward alleged "misuse" of social media in forking old "provocative" photographs to foment communal riots and said his ministry was mulling to put a check on it. "Sitting in Home Ministry I see old provocative photographs being circulated on Facebook which...
  • Tehelka: Rumours on shutting down triggers debate over its legacy January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The media circle is abuzz with rumours of investigative magazine Tehelka closing down. Even though there is no official confirmation on Tehelka shutting shop, insiders confirm that the magazine is on its way out. According to a Tehelka journalist, the magazine has already shut its circulation department with...
  • Devil's Advocate: Role reversal, Kapil Sibal grills Karan Thapar December 30, 2013

    On this New Year special edition of Devil's Advocate, Union Minister Kapil Sibal plays the Devil's Advocate role and questions senior journalist Karan Thapar about his life as a journalist and the nature of journalism. He also talks about the 2G scam and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • Justin Bieber wants a 'long' break from music December 18, 2013

    Los Angeles: Pop star Justin Bieber has said that he is planning to take a break from his music career as he wants his talent to 'mature'. The 19yearold says once his new album 'Journals' is released, he will take a long break, reports contactmusic.com. "After the new album, I'm actually retiring,...
  • Chinese journalist tries to crowdfund his career with online donations November 2, 2013

    Beijing: From his temporary home on a friend's sofa, Yin Yusheng hopes to craft a new kind of journalism in China, where the industry is widely seen as statecontrolled and corrupt. He wants to make his readers the boss and that includes paying his salary. Once users pledge 5,000 yuan...
  • eBay founder Pierre Omidyar aims to build a new 'mass media organisation' October 18, 2013

    San Francisco: eBay founder Pierre Omidyar has become the latest selfmade tech baron to plunge into the struggling news industry hot on the heels of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, who just paid $250 million for the Washington Post. But unlike Bezos, the Frenchborn Iranian American says he aims to build...
  • Technology should be used to promote, propagate Urdu, says Hamid Ansari September 13, 2013

    Technology should be increasingly used to promote and propagate Urdu among the masses, especially students in schools, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Friday. Ansari, in a function organised by Urdu daily Nai Duniya, said while films have had a huge impact in spreading Urdu, technology can be used to promote...