[Watch/Read] Aaj Tak Stringer Fired Who Offered Money To The Kid For A NewsByte

The Logical Indian

November 4th, 2015 / 10:03 PM

Journalism could not have stooped any lower.  Recently, a video of a Madhya Pradesh’s Animal Husbandry Minister Kusum Mehdele kicking aside a teenage beggar went viral.

The video showed how insensitive our politicians are. After the news broke out, the media channels were desperate to take a news byte from a poor child. A journo is seen enticing a poor kid and putting words in his mouth to strike an emotional chord with the audience. The journo is also seen trading with the kid promising alcohol and money. The video is symbolic of what has gone wrong with the mainstream media where TRP’s are the prime indicators of quality and performance.

The mad race for TRP’s by compromising on values and ethics as in this case is becoming more of a norm. It is breach of trust which the vast numbers of people have on the mainstream media as a source of legitimate information. Media was meant to kindle the logic in us with emotion complimenting it and not the other way round. TLI requests the self-regulated media to take a collective decision on keeping up the minimum standards of journalism and work towards a progressive media built on liberal values. India is not short of talented journalists, all we ask to them is to not let us down. We also welcome the fact that, the journo in question has been fire in response to the video going viral.


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Aaj Tak Stringer Fired Who Offered Money To The Kid For A NewsByte"]

Related Stories

Fact-Check: 10 Year Old Video Being Shared As BJP/RSS Cadre Attacking A Church In Mangalore

Fake News

Fact Check: From Fake Video Of Communal Violence, To Cattle Slaughter Ban Notification

Youth And Social Media Changing Meaning Of Journalism

How The Youth & Social Media Are Changing The Meaning & Scope Of Journalism

CRPF Constable

After BSF Jawan, A CRPF Constable Highlights Discrimination & Seeks Help From PM Modi Through A Video

Police Thrashes Rickshaw-Puller

Video: UP Police Thrashes Poor Rickshaw-Puller After He Allegedly Refused To Pay 10 Rupees

TRP-Driven Media Is Overshadowing The Brightspots In Indian Journalism

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Gujarat: Sweeper Seen On Camera Giving Stitches At Civil Hospital, Officials Say It Is An Usual Affair

News

Explain Why Yogi Adityanath Should Not Be Prosecuted: SC Asks UP Govt

Sponsored

It’s Not Hard to Make A Conversation. This World Senior Citizen Day, Let’s Try To Connect With Our Elders

News

Bihar: Miscreants Beat Up & Attempt To Set Professor Ablaze Over Anti-Vajpayee Post

News

Pune: Maratha Outfits On Indefinite Strike Demanding Termination Of Police Cases Against Agitators

News

Pune: Pining Lover Puts Up 300 Banners To Apologise To Girlfriend; Leaves Police Upset

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.