After the free-for-all in the Bangalore courts on Friday, in which lawyers took the law into their own hands, clobbering reporters, stoning OB vans, etc, all the 24×7 Kannada news channels—TV9, Suvarna News, Udaya News, Janashri, Samaya, Public TV, News 24—blacked out their screens for two minutes at 8 pm and ran a uniform message registering their protest.
The message read:
“We strongly protest the violence unleashed on journalists by lawyers.”
Photograph: courtesy Vishwatma Bhat
As a story, newspapers verus television is as old as the bush telegraph. But the story gets more interesting when a group owns both print and electronic properties, as The Times group does.
Can it afford to decry one or the other? On the strength of this advertisement, evidently it can.
“While it may stir your emotions, does it [TV] really leave you better informed about the subject being discussed? Probably not.”
Try telling that to Mr Goswami.
Image: courtesy Karthik Srinivasan
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