News You Can Abuse, Please Do not Sell
(Mr. Vinod Mehta, Chief Editor of Outlook)
A Feedback to a Cover Story of Outlook Weekly News Magazine
A response to a cover story published in the popular Indian weekly News Magazine about the present trend of some of the media in India. Vinod Mehta the Chief Editor and his team brought out a vital and serious issue prevailing in the Indian Press/Visual Media.
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An Illustration in the Cover Story
This week's OUTLOOK weekly magazine published a very serious phenomenon prevailing in the press. Vinod Mehta and his team brought out a naked truth to the general readers under the titles “paid-for news, News You Can Abuse” and “Please Do not Sell”. Read more at this link. http://outlookindia.com/article.aspx?263242
Here is my response to the cover story.
"Here in India, when elections are round the corner, politicians are more worried and in turn media mint money. This is not a new thing in our country, this was going on quite sometime and now it is increased tenfold or more. Your cover story said it all in an organized way. Now we the readers or the voters must decide of our own what to do at the polling booth. Indeed very strange things are happening day in and day out in our political arena. Thanks Mehta for this wonderful cover story of paid for news. Here everyone (politicians) is paying for their space in the respective newspapers or visual media, where your cry of "Please Do not Sell” will only remain as a wild cry. So sad."
Read my post @ http://outlookindia.com/article.aspx?263242
Yet another response on the cover story.
Ones it was sex sells, now it seems politics sells well. What a sad state of our fourth estate. Mr. Mehta your cry I think will not be heard by your counterparts. It will remain as a wild cry. So sad the present condition of our media especially the print media.
philip verghese ariel
picture credit Outlook Weekly, New Delhi
Philip V Ariel Founder and CEO at Philipscom
A freelance writer, editor and a blogger from Kerala. Now based at Secunderabad, Telangana, India. Can reach at: pvariel(@)Gmail [.] Com