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सारंगढ़ भाजपा प्रत्याशी के दिन नहीं ठीक लगातार पकड़ा रहा पैसा और शराब, फिर पकड़ाया 6 लाख से अधिकग्रहों की स्थिति के अनुसार मध्यप्रदेश, राजस्थान और छत्तीसगढ़ में हारेगी भाजपा: ज्योतिषाचार्य भारद्वाजरेपिस्ट मानसिकता वाले है मुख्यमंत्री मनोहरलाल खट्टर: जयहिन्ददुष्कर्म पर मुख्यमंत्री ने शर्मनाक ब्यान देकर महिलाओं के प्रति अपनी मानसिकता दिखाई: प्रेमवती गोयत कैथल के मुख्य रेलवे स्टेशन पर आकर रुकी तो बेरोजगार युवाओं की एक लंबी और असंख्य भीड़ रेल पर टूट पड़ी मानो उनका यह आक्रमण करने का ईशारा होअटल हिन्द वेब पोर्टल के नरवाना संवाददाता नरेंद्र जेठी सम्मानित अटल हिन्द की पत्रकार छाया शर्मा हरियाणा सरकार की मंत्री कविता जैन के साथबीजेपी विधायक के पति ने कहा मुझे सी एम योगी से जान का खतरा
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Instead of the traditional models of family-owned, corporate-funded and controlled or advertising-driven newspapers, websites and TV channels, can we reimagine the media as a joint venture in the public sphere between journalists, readers and a concerned citizenry? One in which decisions over what to cover and how, who to hire and where to send a correspondent or photographer, are taken by editors on the basis of professional judgment, without worrying about what a proprietor or politician, official or advertiser might think or want.

In a democracy, this is the least that readers or viewers expect. And yet, the business model that underpins most Indian news media seldom allows editors the freedom they need. Worse, it has slowly eroded professional standards of reporting and contaminated the media ecosystem with toxic practices like rampant editorialising, paid news and ‘private treaties’. Increasingly, media houses are reluctant to spend money on news-gathering; and as they develop secondary business interests and ‘no go areas’ proliferate, their newsrooms suffer further collateral damage – especially as these interests often depend on proximity to politicians and bureaucrats. Is it any wonder that readers have begun to notice the erosion of professional standards, ethical breaches and fall in quality? They now feel shortchanged.

The founding premise of ATAL HIND is this: if good journalism is to survive and thrive, it can only do so by being both editorially and financially independent. This means relying principally on contributions from readers and concerned citizens who have no interest other than to sustain a space for quality journalism.