A Open letter to Today’s Indian Media : Be the voice of People , Do Not show anything for TRP . – By Sourabh Prajapat

Dear Indian Media ,

indian media

Indian media has been losing ground and credibility for focusing a lot on sensationalism and glorifying news rather than educating or informing viewers. You cannot really blame the media for everything because a majority of Indian population wants to watch conflict and contention. The Lok Sabha Channel airs so many debates and discussions on agrarian, economic and international affairs, but how many of you watch it, except for the UPSC aspirants? But, when someone shouts at the top of their voice in newsroom and you get two extreme voices to promote the contention further, the audience enjoys the cock fight. Ultimately, the media houses are corporate entities which run after profit.
A simple example , the recent death of Mr Kalam and the execution of Yakub Memon. Mr Kalam, who has been such a beloved president of the country, was given lesser coverage than the execution of Memon because his execution gave the news rooms a reason to bring the argument between India and Pakistan, and Hindus and Muslims.

It is very easy to promote hatred. Loving each other is an arduous task.

However, it is different for every form of media. While digital media has made everything into a breaking news, television journalism has sensationalised whatever comes its way and newspapers publish gossips, there are a few newspapers like the Indian Express and The Hindu which still talk sense.

Coming to what needs attention, the list seems huge –

  1. The North East, because it seems like mainstream news is confined to Delhi/NCR.
  2. Agrarian news, because Gajendra Singh Tomar is not the only farmer who committed suicide.
  3.  Economic news, because we need to understand the intricacies of the Land Acquisition Bill instead of just watching Rahul Gandhi call the Modi Government a “Suit-Boot ki Sarkar”.
  4.  International news, because we see very little of ISIS in Indian media again, due to expenses and lack of interest.
  5.  Environmental news, because there is more to nature and environment than the Nepal Earthquake.
  6.  Science and Tech news, which has to go beyond Mangalyaan.

By Sourabh Prajapat

  1. Economic news, because we need to understand the intricacies of the Land Acquisition Bill instead of just watching Rahul Gandhi call the Modi Government a “Suit-Boot ki Sarkar”.
  2. International news, because we see very little of ISIS in Indian media again, due to expenses and lack of interest.
  3. Environmental news, because there is more to nature and environment than the Nepal Earthquake.
  4. Science and Tech news, which has to go beyond Mangalyaan.
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