Edited by Malavika VN
Hosted by Chirag Chinnappa
Television news is becoming more polarized than ever, and what used to be 9 PM news updates have turned into shouting matches where either you love your country or you’re anti-national.
This is what normal broadcast news used to be. Soft-spoken and civilized.
This normal is so different from our current normal that it seems abnormal.
— Hamza Lakdawala (@hamzamlakdawala) October 12, 2020
While on the surface, it seems like anchors are pushing out their own agendas, is there a deeper reason as to why they choose to present news in a certain manner? Does the business model of television news have something to do with it? And what does the future look like for aspiring journalists?
In conversation with Chirag Chinnappa, Vikram Chandra, Founder of Editorji and former TV-anchor, breaks down these questions and gives us a glimpse of the realities behind the camera. This is part 1 of a series on Indian media, viewership and the use of artificial intelligence in news and news products.