Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Media and Yellow Journalism

Media surely knows how to highlight the stories and how to keep the reels going.  Just today read that the guys involved in dastardly act was hung in Pune's Yerwada Jail.  Indeed a good news and indeed a news that would be cheered by the nation and specifically Mumbaikars as they were the sufferers of the 26/11 attack.

Though the news is something to be welcomed, but the act of Media post that in recounting what happened, what videos did they air, what news and facts did they air seems to me like each of the media house is trying to just portray that they did the needful to get the culprit to justice.

Media, that had actually jeopardized the ground operations by live coverage is now trying to earn another round of TRPs by re-instating their acts then.  

Why are they trying to portray or give undue publicity to someone who was supposed to be hung the day verdict was passed. I don't understand when Media would learn to be sane or when they would learn to stop following their "Yellow Journalism" culture.

Incidentally, all the major Media Houses that I follow on Twitter / Facebook have been indulging in this act!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. To summarize in a few words, "its yellow journalism"