Media

Digital platforms to drive growth in media and entertainment: Report

According to EY’s report on the industry growth in digital media businesses would far outpace TV, print, radio or music concerts at 26 per cent CAGR between 2016 and 2021. MUMBAI: India’s media and entertainment industry is forecast to touch $34.8 billion by 2021, logging a CAGR of 11.8 per cent in the preceding five years, paced by significant growth in digital platforms that ... Read More »

The media dangerously misuses the word ‘trolling’

We need to call out trolling for what it is: harassment and abuse. Dragana Gordic/Shutterstock The word “trolling” has become a media stand-in for online behaviours that are nothing to laugh about. Journalist Ginger Gorman touched on this in her recent “Staring Down The Trolls” series, which explores the experiences of people who are harassed in digital spaces and offers advice ... Read More »

Pakistan Sentences Man To Death For ‘Blasphemy’ On Social Media

Pakistani religious students and activists gathered for a protest in Islamabad in March, as they demanded the removal of all blasphemous content from social media sites in the country. Aamir Qureshi /AFP/Getty Images In Pakistan, a court in Punjab province has sentenced a 30-year-old man to death over posting allegedly blasphemous content on social media. Prosecutor Shafiq Qureshi confirmed the ... Read More »

Free media, a necessity in a free society: Ansari

Vice President Mohammand Hamid Ansari, on Monday, said a free media is not only beneficial but also a necessity in a free society and any attack on press freedom will result in jeopardising citizens’ rights. Mr. Ansari, who launched National Herald’s commemorative publication – “70 years of India’s Independence” – in the presence of All India Congress Committee Vice President ... Read More »

A media moment of truth

(PTI photo)   The government’s action against NDTV is like many other elements in the BJP government’s conduct post their stunning UP victory, puzzling. Why act against the channel now, and why do so with such little substance? The charge itself is difficult to take seriously -the reduction by a private bank of interest on a loan that has been ... Read More »

Woodward: “Smug” media on Trump crusade

Axios Bob Woodward told Axios’ Mike Allen that the press is covering Trump with a certain smugness, but it’s not the media’s job to make his presidency an editorial. “You have to have a presumption of good will,” said Woodward. “I think there’s so many people treating the Trump presidency as if it’s a try-out, as if it’s provisional…odds are, ... Read More »

Proving the media wrong is part of Trump’s brand. He just proved the media right.

Washington Post national security reporter Greg Miller explains what President Trump’s potential disclosures to Russian officials means going forward. (The Washington Post) When you’re a billionaire, it isn’t easy to be a convincing underdog. Yet Donald Trump pulled it off in 2016 by constantly telling voters that he was going to prove wrong a national press corps that doubted his ... Read More »

Tracking Trump: president threatens Comey, the ‘fake media’ and Democrats

It may be that you caught a couple of things Donald Trump said or did this week; it’s not every day the president of the United States fires the FBI chiefinvestigating his own campaign. But a few other key moments may have passed you by. Last weekend As supporters and opponents digested the provisions of the healthcare bill passed by ... Read More »

Violence not something that social media can easily tame

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company’s annual F8 developer conference, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. It’s been a bad week for Facebook. First, a Cleveland killer livestreamed the act of murder through the app’s Live feature. Then, days later, a shooter in Fresno left behind a Facebook page littered with threats against the president and ... Read More »

United and Pepsi Affairs Force Brands to Respect Social Media

When Jason Marker, the new chief executive of the company that owns Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, met with several of his marketing executives this week, one of his first requests was for screens to be installed in the company’s headquarters to display real-time social media conversations about its brands. It is the sort of setup that already exists at the ... Read More »