Media

‘We Are in an Era Where the Media Has Itself Become a Threat to Democracy’

Two years ago, we launched The Wire Hindi with a small team and big dreams. How has the experience been so far? What have we achieved, or not? Before we begin to discuss these questions, we need to know about the time in which the idea of The Wire Hindi was born. It is also important that we talk about the era in which ... Read More »

Blaming social media for child angst? It’s only half the picture

 Illustration by Nate Kitch Nothing turns a parent’s heart inside out like the unhappiness of a child, and your own helplessness in the face of it. When they were tiny, it was all so much easier. Toddlers can turn from sunny to inconsolable in a second, but are equally miraculously restored by a nap or a box of raisins. The ... Read More »

Tuesday briefing: ‘Social media behaves as if it is above the law’

Top story: Facebook, Instagram told to shield young minds Good morning, Warren Murray here with your primer at the gates of dawn. Feelings of inadequacy driven by social media are driving a loss of hope in life among new people, a study suggests. The government has signalled it will make social media firms sign a legally binding code of conduct ... Read More »

Support for Nifty at 10,777; PSU banks, media stocks to remain under pressure

Chandan Taparia Nifty index had a volatile Budget day but overall witnessed strong recovery of 400 points from recent swing low of 10,583 to 10,983 zones in last four sessions. It corrected from higher zones in the last week but again managed to attempt the same key hurdle area. It formed a Bullish candle on weekly while a High Wave ... Read More »

Social media firms warned they could be blocked over suicide content

Social media firms could be banned if they fail to protect children from suicide and self-harm material, the Health Secretary has warned. Matt Hancock said Parliament had the power to block access to the social networks and that the Government “must act” if tech companies failed to purge their sites of such images and videos. His comments come as a Daily Telegraph investigation ... Read More »

Media reboot: the real story is the rise of data

Experienced journalists are also enrolling on postgrad courses for data training. Photograph: artiemedvedev/Getty Images/iStockphoto Back in the day, if your shorthand didn’t stretch to 100 words a minute, your chances of landing a journalism job were sketchy. These skills are now pretty much redundant – better to know how to whip up a frenzy on social media, build an interactive ... Read More »

Conspiracy theories and the media

Conspiracy theories involving powerful forces orchestrating global events have a long history. Ideas that Jews, Freemasons, the Illuminati, lizard people or aliens are secretly running world affairs have been around for centuries. But in the past year conspiracy theories have been taking centre stage in mainstream politics both in Europe and the United States and have also been linked to deadly crimes. Hungarian Prime ... Read More »

Use Of Multiple Social Media Platforms Linked To Depression: Everything You Should Know

We all have multiple social media platform apps installed on our phones. Some of the most common social media apps which people use include Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and Snapchat. A lot of time is spent (often wasted) on browsing through social media feeds. And if a recent study is to be believed, using multiple social media platforms can lead to ... Read More »

Foreign Media On ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Fight At RBI

Tensions between the RBI and the Modi government have increased dramatically. New Delhi: Central banks are usually pretty boring places, home to technocrats who keep watch on inflation and exchange rates and pride themselves on avoiding public controversy. So it came as a shock when the deputy governor of India’s central bank gave a speech in October warning that the institution’s ... Read More »

Mortgage rates drop to 2-month low—an unexpected holiday gift to housing

Americans may be losing money in their stock portfolios this week, but they are gaining purchasing power in the housing market. Mortgage rates are falling sharply, as investors head to the relative safe haven of the bond market. Mortgage rates follow loosely the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury. The average rate on the popular 30-year fixed has fallen 21 ... Read More »