Saturday, August 17, 2019
इनैलो को मिल रहा है छत्तीस बिरादरी के लोगों का भरपूर समर्थन : सपना बडशामीशहीद की पत्नी संग जोड़ा भाई-बहन का नाता 18 अगस्त को होने वाली परिवर्तन रैली में लाडवा हल्के से जांएगें हजारों कार्यकत्र्ता : मेवा ङ्क्षसह बाबैन में ऐतिहासिक होगा जन आर्शीवाद यात्रा का स्वागत : रीना देवीखिलाडिय़ों के लिए स्टेडियम व बेटियों के लिए कॉलेज बनवाना होगा प्राथमिकता : गर्गफंस गए भूपेंद्र हुड्डा,कांग्रेस छोड़ने के अलावा नहीं बचा कोई विकल्परॉकी मित्तल ने ग्योंग गांव में शिक्षा एवं खेल क्षेत्रों के विद्यार्थियों को सम्मानित कियाट्रक डाइवर व क्लीनर को बंधक बना ट्रक लेकर फरार, केस दर्जपंजाबी वर्ग की जनसँख्या के अनुसार राजनैतिक पार्टी दे टिकटें: अशोक मेहता। वीर सम्मान मंच कैथल के द्वारा अटारी बॉर्डर पर मनाया गया रक्षाबंधन उत्सव:-

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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.