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President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Bhushan to Rajat Sharma during Padma Awards 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses media outside the PMO after a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. <b>Farewell Ed</b>
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Vinod would've been impressed at the turnout but taken the tribu­tes from friends, family & fraternity in his loopy stride. He'd have stuck to the five minutes given to speak, but for childhood pal Saeed Naqvi or long-time colleague Ajith Pillai, 'twas a tough ask. Sitting in front, Vinod's sister, wife Sumita, brothers Ashok and Harish, and Mark Tully. BSP chief Mayawati talking to the media during the Budget Session at Parliament house in New Delhi. <b>One-man show</b> <i>Newshour</i> is where Arnab plays judge, the audience the jury <b>@ AB-10</b> Vinod at the havan with the Shouries Vinod Mehta Vinod Mehta <b>Lunch hour</b> Bengal Sweet House on his table Vinod Mehta at the launch of <i>The Sunday Observer</i> A young Vinod Mehta in London in the swinging ’60s Vinod Mehta British filmmaker Leslee Udwin addresses a press conference on her documentary film  India's Daughter, about the Dec. 16, 2012 gang rape, in New Delhi. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reacting when questioned about businessman Shibaji Panja, who was arrested last night after arriving from Bangladesh in Kolkata. Media persons outside Delhi Secretariat as they were denied entry today on the first working day of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, in New Delhi. Members of Muslim Community protest against the satirical content of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi. A policeman fires teargas shells to disperse protesters during a clash following a protest against the publication of the blasphemous sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in a French magazine, at Nowhatta in Srinagar. A man beats the burning effigy representing the French magazine Charlie Hebdo during a protest, in Srinagar. Pallbearers carry the casket of Stephane Charbonnier also known as Charb, the publishing director of Charlie Hebdo, in Pontoise, outside Paris, France. <b>Eye am Charlie</b> NY mourners hold signs depicting the slain cartoonists’ eyes <b>All together</b> World leaders at the Je suis Charlie rally People rally to protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Peshawar, Pakistan. Activists of Majlis Bachao Tahreek burn an effigy of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo during a protest in Hyderabad. Pallbearers carry the casket of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, known as Tignous, decorated by friends and colleagues of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, at the city hall of Montreuil, on the outskirts of Paris. President Pranab Mukherjee being presented the Architectural Digest India magazine featuring the Rashtrapati Bhavan in an AD exclusive, by Mr. Alex Kuruvilla, Managing Director, Condé Nast India and Manju Sara Rajan, Editor, Architectural Digest India, in New Delhi. Egyptian journalists hold pens in a show of solidarity with the victims of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper attack, at the Press Syndicate in Cairo. Charlie Hebdo newspaper staff, with editorialist Patrick Pelloux, right, cartoonist Renald Luzier, known as Luz, left, during a march in Paris, France. A police officer takes shelter behind a gendarme car in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris, where the two brothers suspected in a deadly terror attack were cornered. A helicopter flies over a building, where the suspects of a shooting at a Paris newspaper office were holed up, after security forces stormed it in Dammartin-en-Goele, France. Journalists light candles for people who were killed in Paris attack, at Press Club of India in New Delhi. French President Francois Hollande, right, is escorted by police officers and aides as he leaves the Elysee Palace to walk to the nearby Interior Ministry, for a meeting with Prefects and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, in Paris. Investigators are scrutinising the recent past of two brothers with al-Qaida sympathies, as a manhunt for the suspects in the newsroom massacre at a satirical French weekly enters its third day. SWAT police officer patrol in the village of Longpont, north east of Paris, hunting down the two heavily armed brothers suspected in the massacre at Charlie Hebdo newspaper. Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. Workers install a giant banner reading “I am Charlie” for victims of the shooting at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, on the Cannes Festival Palace, in Cannes, southeastern France. A pen rests next to a message written by President Barack Obama in a condolences book during a visit to the French Embassy in Washington. Demonstrators hold a banner reading  I am Charlie, during a demonstration at the Old Port of Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 A woman lights a candle on a makeshift alter including signs that read in French I am Charlie during a vigil in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, outside France's embassy in Mexico City. French soldiers patrols at the Gare du Nord railway station, in Paris, France. French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud, left, looks on as President Barack Obama signs a condolences book during a visit to the French Embassy, in Washington. Mehr Tarar Armed security forces fly overhead in a military helicopter in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris. French security forces swarmed this small industrial town northeast of Paris in an operation to capture a pair of heavily armed suspects in the deadly storming of a satirical newspaper. Some editions of a Spanish regional newspaper fall on a container announcing in their front pages, ''Spain has increased the alert level after jihadist attack in Paris'', with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in Pamplona northern Spain. Charlie Hebdo staff killed in the attack include (from left) cartoonist Jean Cabut, aka Cabu, cartoonist Tignous, Georges Wolinski and publisher Charb. Masked gunman fire their weapons outside the  French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Paris residents captured chilling video images of two masked gunmen shooting a police officer after an attack at a French satirical newspaper. In the video, the gunmen armed with assault rifles are seen running up to an injured police officer, who lies squirming on the ground. The police officer raises his hands up before one of the assailants shoots him in the head at a close range.  Photo provided by The Paris Police Prefecture shows the two suspects in the newspaper attack along with a plea for witnesses. Police hunted for two heavily armed men, one with possible links to al-Qaida, in the methodical killing of 12 people at a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammed. France began a day of national mourning for what its president called an act of exceptional barbarism. Fresh shootouts in France: Hooded police officers stand at the scene after a shooting in Montrouge, outside Paris. Two people were shot and gravely wounded at the southern edge of Paris, including a police officer, raising tensions a day after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper and killed 12 people. A cartoon style drawing hangs outside France's embassy that reads in Spanish The pencil is the most peaceful weapon, don't mess with humor in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mourners hold signs that translate as I AM CHARLIE during a rally in support of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly newspaper that fell victim to an terrorist attack, at Union Square in New York. 12 people were killed when masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the periodical that had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad. Mourners hold signs depicting victim's eyes during a rally in support of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly newspaper that fell victim to an terrorist attack, at Union Square in New York. People gather in solidarity with the victims of the terror attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in Paris. Thousands of people gather for a moment of silence to pay their respects to the victims of the deadly attack at the Paris offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in Lyon, central France. A woman holding a pen shows her arm covered with the words in French I am Charlie at a gathering in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in a plaza in Rio de Janeiro. An injured person is evacuated outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris. At least 10 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire. Police officers and firemen gather outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris. People stand outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office after a shooting, in Paris. French President Francois Hollande, center, flanked with security forces arrives outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris. An injured person is transported to an ambulance after a shooting, at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris. At least 10 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, Paris. At least 10 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, Paris. Activists of Hindu Sena hold a protest against journalist Pravin Swami outside the Indian Express building at ITO in New Delhi. B.G. Verghese, 87, former editor of various leading newspapers died after a prolonged illness. Granville Austin <b>This Smooch In Time</b>
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For 21 years, Rajat Sharma probed India through his close scrutiny of its famous, and got kissed by Salman and SRK for his perspicacity. The due, joined by self-sty­led auteur Aamir, also grilled Sharma by putting him in the trademark dock. Unintended embarrassment followed. <b>As Stars Shine</b>
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When <i>Impact</i> magazine wan­ted to honour a media/advertising personality (as Person of the Decade) for his lasting contribution to the industry, they didn't have to look far. At the <I>Impact</i> Person of the Year awards in Mumbai recently, Maharashtra governor Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao (right) presented it to Star India's Uday Shankar (2nd right).  <b>Courtroom Drama</b>
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Go back to the ’90s, to evenings full of Zee TV serials. Remember that weekly, narrow-eyed inquisition by Rajat Sharma in <i>Aap Ki Adalat</i>? The show marks its 21st year—a celebration included the ruling star trin­ity (as you can see), the president and, hold your breath, the PM! <b>Did he or didn’t he?</b> The cover of the <i>Playboy</i> issue with the Nehru ‘interview’ Shah Rukh Khan talks to media persons after they boycotted a press conference to promote his upcoming film <i>Happy New Year</i> in Chennai. Mahendra Mohan Gupta, Chairman and Managing Editor, Jagran group, who was elected Chairman, Board of Directors of PTI, in New Delhi. Journalists outside KCR’s Hyderabad office <b>Red Roses For The Best Stories</b>
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The prestigious Ramnath Goenka awards in journalism were given to 59 print and broadcast journalists on September 9 in a ceremony attended by Mariane  Pearl, Mark Tully and Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the chief guest, who underlined media credibility, and the need for more coverage of both houses. Journalists hold placards and shout slogans while staging a protest demonstration against arrest of TV journalist Jaiklong Brahma in front of Guwahati Press Club. Afghan President Hamid Karzai, center, speaks in front of local and international media representatives as presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah, right, and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, left , listen during the Independence Day ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan. King Amanullah won the country's independency from Britain in 1919. TV reporters at the Lucknow Vidhan Sabha Abdel Bari Atwan Chief Election Commissioner of India VS Sampath addressing the media after reviewing the preparedness for Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections 2014 in Chandigarh. President Pranab Mukherjee meeting media personnel at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Barack Obama listens to a question as he speaks about the situation in Ukraine in the White House. The president said one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine, and the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada, Chris Alexander speaks during an interaction with the media in New Delhi. Mukesh Ambani and Raghav Bahl at a CNBC-TV18 interview Rajdeep Sardesai with staff in the CNN-IBN newsroom Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad (left), Congress in-charge for Jammu & Kashmir Ambika Soni (centre) and state party president Saifuddin Soz addressing a press conference in Srinagar. This combination of three recent file photos shows, from left, Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste--Al-Jazeera's Australian correspondent, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed in a court room during their trial in Cairo. An Egyptian court convicted the three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced two of them to seven years and one to 10 years in prison on terrorism-related charges, after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politically motivated sham. The verdict brought widespread international condemnation and calls for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to intervene. The president, however, said he will not interfere in court rulings. <b>The Dark Joke</b> C.S. Praveen and P.K. Shihab, editors of Name, <i>Litsokniga</i> <b>Speaking up</b> The SFI protests the arrests Mumbai Samachar turns 192 on July 1, the oldest newspaper in Asia. The Gujarati
daily still sells 2 lakh copies in Mumbai every day. Started as a weekly, became daily in 1832. Lal Krishna Advani talks to the media after meeting party leader Yashwant Sinha at JP Central Jail in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Syed Akbaruddin during a press conference in Thimphu, Bhutan. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav talks to journalists in Patna. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda address the media after signing an MoU for the construction of a bridge over the Yamuna river connecting the two states, in New Delhi. Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal with party leaders Yogendra Yadav, Manish Sisodia and Prashant Bhushan during a press conference in New Delhi. Uday Shankar, CEO, STAR India in dialogue with Bobby Ghosh, Editor TIME International, at PALEY MEDIA COUNCIL Breakfast Session on Friday, May 30 in New York L-R- Bobby Ghosh, Editor TIME International with Uday Shankar, CEO, STAR India and James Murdoch, Co-COO, 21st Century Fox at the PALEY MEDIA COUNCIL Breakfast Session in New York on Friday, May 30 Employees of Pakistani <i>Geo News TV</i>  hold a rally in Karachi, Pakistan. <b>Family Drama:</b> TV newschannels forsook serious reportage in favour of rabble-rousing debates In this file photo taken at the Bonga Bonga stadium in Bangui, Central African Republic, French photojournalist Camille Lepage is seen with a local dancer. Lepage, 26, was killed while covering the deteriorating situation in the Central African Republic. Her body was discovered by French troops. A Sadhu reads the newspaper early morning in Varanasi.

Finance Minister P Chidambaram addresses a press conference at Congress Party office in New Delhi.


Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha addresses a press conference in New Delhi.


BJP leader Amit Shah at a press conference in Varanasi. A protester, with his head covered in a black plastic bag as another wears a mask of President Benigno Aquino III, to symbolize their indignation allegedly for lack of justice, display placards during a rally near the Presidential Palace in Manila, the Philippines. The protest, which ushers the commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, assailed the government of Aquino III for the killings of journalists which to date allegedly stands at 22, since he assumed office in 2010. On November 23, 2009, 58 people, including 32 media workers, were massacred in southern Philippines in what is now infamously called the Ampatuan Massacre. AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press  conference in Varanasi.


Arputhammal , mother of Perarivalan, one of the seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, wailing upon hearing the Supreme Court verdict referring the issue of release of seven convicts to constitutional bench, during a press conferance in Chennai.


Prime Minister's former media adviser Sanjaya Baru during an interaction at Indian Women's Press Corps in New Delhi. AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference in Varanasi.


Senior Pakistan journalist, the news anchor at Geo TV, Hamid Mir, was shot six times during an attack on his life in Karachi on April 19. Three bullets were removed during a surgery while three reportedly still remain in Mr Mir’s body. Videograb: Senior Pakistani TV journalist Hamid Mir, who faced threats from multiple quarters here including the Taliban, was today shot at in Karachi by four unidentified gunmen who waylaid his vehicle near a bridge on way to his office. Mir, 47, sustained three bullet injuries on lower part of his body after he was shot at near Natha Khan bridge soon after he left the Karachi airport for his office. He had just landed in Karachi and was on his way to the studios of Geo TV. Before TV, poll results were heard on radio or read off scoreboards at newspaper
or government offices. <b>No shouting here</b> Prannoy Roy and Vinod Dua on Doordarshan in the 1990s AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal speaks to the media in Ahmedabad.

Investigators examine an Express News vehicle that was attacked in Karachi in January RJD chief Lalu Prasad addresses  a press conference at his residence in Patna.


Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley with Sushma Swaraj and Ravishankar Prasad addresses a press conference in New Delhi.

eneral Officer Commanding of 15 Corps Lt. Gen. Gurmeet Singh speaking to media at Badami Bagh headquarters in Srinagar.

<b>Anti-throttle</b> A protest in Itanagar against the 2012 attack on journalist Tongam Rina Protesting employees of the closed Prime News in Guwahati TDP's Venugopal Reddy along with other Seemandhra leaders speak to the media at Parliament House in New Delhi.


So what if she can’t drive, Somayya Jabarti is now the first female editor-in-chief at Jeddah-based English daily, Saudi Gazette; a “crack in glass ceiling” in the hijaabed state. CBI Director Ranjit Sinha during the inauguration ceremony of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of CVC & Seminar on “Combating Corruption: Role of Accountability in Institutions, Investigating Agencies, Civil Society and Media” in New Delhi.


Early morning runs have hit a hurdle for dailies Lutfuzzoman Babar, a former junior minister for home affairs, speaks to the media near the court in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Babar was among 14 people sentenced to death on charges of smuggling weapons to a rebel group in neighboring India. 

Valerie Trierweiler, former partner of French President Francois Hollande, speaks to the media after visiting Sion government hospital in Mumbai.

Police scuffle with media during a government function to release a calendar in Howrah, West Bengal. Both Chief minister Mamata Banerjee as well governor M.K. Narayanan were present. <b>Hysteria rules</b> Media pronounces judgements before courts           <b>Action station</b> The ANI newsroom in Delhi <b>The eyes above</b> Parties now provide live feed of rallies to TV channels. Who pays for it? Tarun J. Tejpal Journalists of Tehelka magazine come out of Goa Sadan after being questioned by Goa police in New Delhi. Media outside the Saket District Court during a hearing in Dec 16 Delhi gang rape case, in New Delhi. Sachin Tendulkar with wife Anjali Tendulkar and cricketer Ajit Agarkar (L) during Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai's Annual Awards Function in Mumbai.
Asaram Bapu's supporters attack on media persons while they were taking pictures of Asaram and his  son Narayan Sai (unseen) at Raja Bhoj Airport, in Bhopal. <b>Snap edit</b> <i>Khabar Lahariya</i> reporters in Bundelkhand Ace archer Dipika Kumari in tears after intense media pressure for interviews in New Delhi. Dipika was being approached by several reporters for interviews after she along with her teammates was felicitated by the Archery Association of India. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at the inauguration of the National Media Centre in New Delhi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks at the inauguration of the National Media Centre in New Delhi. A view of the newly inaugurated National Media Centre buliding in New Delhi. <b>Listening, seeing</b> TV journalists seek out a story Media outside Senior BJP leader L K Advani's residence at New Delhi. A day after Narendra Modi became the BJP's campaign committee chief, senior party leader L K Advani resigned from all top party posts - the national executive, parliamentary board and the election committee.
Fareed Zakaria Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi talking to media persons who were protesting for not being allowed to cover filing of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's nomination papers in Guwahati. <b>Out of work</b> Media employees of the Saradha group stage a protest CobraPost editor Aniruddha Bahal Papers, some chit fund owned British daily newspapers featuring front-page coverage of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death, are seen in London. <b>Never too far</b> Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Myanmar print workers examine daily newspapers at a printing press before distribution in Yangon, Myanmar. <b>He wants more</b> PCI chairman Katju with Salman Khurshid (left) and Kapil Sibal <b>Done deal</b> Cameron faces the media Muthi-ur-Rahman Siddiqui <b>Working attention</b> New channels have to claw for viewership against entertainers <b>Montek Singh Ahluwalia vs P. Sainath</b>
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When the <i>Hindu</i> columnist lashed out at the Planning Commission deputy chief for being flighty with the moolah on foreign travels (Rs 36,40,140 from May to October 2011), Montek hit back, saying the government, not he, had deemed these trips necessary. India must be represented on international fora, MSA argued. Spot on. Bequeathing the poor a mere Rs 32 a day? A bit off, shall we say. <b>Jindal vs Zee</b>
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A slap dealt to its reporter from steel tycoon MP Naveen Jindal prompted Zee to go to town on the company’s role in Coalgate. But Jindal stung back, catching unsuspecting Zee editors on videotape demanding Rs 100 crore for a truce. Ze extortionists cool their heels in jail. Pleased as punch about his win, but the MP’s put the steel back in the sting. <b>Most Jetlagged Man in India Today:</b> Fareed Zakaria, for lifting a paragraph from the <i>New Yorker</i> and CTRL+V-ing it into his <i>Time</i> magazine column. The mouldy plagiarism puree was only cleared after <i>CNN</i> acknowledged Zakaria was overworked. <b>A.K. Ramanujan Medal of Honour for Infinite Wisdom:</b> Justice Markandey Katju, for dubbing 90 per cent of Indians fools. Also for asking the media to relax on the whole rape thing and focus on India’s Other Equally Important Pressing Problems. <b>Keen play</b> Modi has played the media well Zee Group chairman Subhash Chandra Zee Group chairman Subhash Chandra arrives at Crime Branch office of police for questioning in connection with the alleged Rs.100 crore extortion bid by two Zee editors from Congress MP Naveen Jindal's company for not airing the news to it, in New Delhi. Zee Group Chairman Subhash Chandra's son Punit Goenka arrives at Crime Branch office of police for questioning in connection with the alleged Rs.100 crore extortion bid by two Zee editors from Congress MP Naveen Jindal's company for not airing the news to it, in New Delhi. Zee Group chairman Subhash Chandra arrives at Crime Branch office of police for questioning in connection with the alleged Rs.100 crore extortion bid by two Zee editors from Congress MP Naveen Jindal's company for not airing the news to it, in New Delhi. Protesters spoofing Murdoch, Cameron Zee editors in custody Zee editor in custody File TV Grab image shows the two Zee News editors in a sting operation video. The two editors were arrested on charges of trying to extort Rs 100 crore from a Congress MP Naveen Jindal's firm, were today sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a Delhi court.
A campaigner wearing a giant mask depicting News Corporation's chairman Rupert Murdoch burns the Leveson report while  another wearing a mask depicting British Prime Minister David Cameron, sits tied to a chair during a protest, calling on MPs to back reform legislation to stop any one media organisation developing a stranglehold over the British media, outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London where Lord Justice Brian Leveson is to release his report into the culture and practices of the British press and his recommendations for future regulation to prevent phone hacking, data theft, bribery and other abuses. Britain's Lord Justice Brian Leveson delivers a statement following the release of the Leveson Inquiry report at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London. After a yearlong inquiry full of sensational testimony, Lord Justice Leveson released his report into the culture and practices of the British press and his recommendations for future regulation to prevent phone hacking, data theft, bribery and other abuses. New BBC director general GEORGE ENTWISTLE after Newsnight’s sex abuse expose
on Tory leader proves false. BBC, hit by late Jimmy Savile’s paedophile saga, also charged with nixing probe against him. <b>Thinking ink</b> No Muslim daily in English <b>To Let?</b> What’s up at Herald House? <b>Sting-happy</b> When Lala Amarnath didn’t reply to him, Cho wrote him a stinker Doordarshan <b>Fashion icons</b> ‘Who does your hair?’ An 1855 edition of the ancestor of <i>The TOI</i> <b>Covered</b> Media on Kejriwal’s power restoration drive A batch of  newspapers, some chit fund-owned Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, the publisher-cum-editor of the <i>Blitz</i> ‘Good’ girls go home Shivali, confronted by inspector Balwinder Kaur The Deccan Chronicle offices in Secunderabad Tawfiq Okasha, a popular Egyptian TV presenter accused of inciting the killing of the country's new president on air, stands in the defendants cage at the opening of his trial, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's state news agency said the prosecutor accused Okasha of using his TV program in July and August to incite the killing of President Mohammed Morsi, and of insulting him by calling him an illegitimate leader and a liar. Protesters attack a lensman in Lucknow during a demonstration over Assam and Burma incidents. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee interacts with media people regarding her remarks on judiciary at Writers Building in Kolkata. <b>Caught out</b> Fareed Zakaria at a show NDTV India news anchor Richa Jain Kalra

Founder-editor Lahori Ram Balley, still going strong at 83 Rupert Murdoch <b>Show & tell?</b> Bhuyan, ex-chief, News Live N. Ram, Former editor-in-chief, <i>The Hindu</I> Media professionals holding placards during a protest over the recent cartoon controversy in New Delhi. Members of the Pakistani media hold posters for colleagues who died in the line of duty, during a candlelit vigil to mark World Press Freedom Day in Islamabad, Pakistan. <b>In the line of ABVP ire</b> Offices of Kannada daily Prajavani <b>Disenchanted</b> Press Council chairman Justice Katju <b>Braking story?</b> The Al Jazeera newsroom at the channel’s headquarters in Doha, Qatar Al Jazeera crew going live at their Delhi office On Board: President Pratibha Patil addresses the media during on board press conferece on her way to state visit to Seychelles and South Africa on Sunday. From left, Union Ministers Kapil Sibal, Pawan Kumar Bansal, Ghulam Nabi Azad and V Narayanasamy during an interaction with the media in New Delhi. Mamata claims a shorter list would save money, help weaker newspapers Adi Ignatius A journalist argues with Chairman of Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju at a press conference in Lucknow. Katju said in the press conference that the Idea of Lokpal is 'Unworkable'. Jahan Ara, wife of Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi, breaks down as his friends, journalists and family members hold a candle light vigil for his release. Kazmi,a senior journalist, was held by police for his alleged role in facilitating the February 13 bombing of an Israeli diplomat's car. <b>Playtime</b> ‘Eff the Disco, guys’ <b>Three-way street</b> Lawyers proving themselves in action The driver and a passenger of a van belonging to a television news channel look on after their vehicle was vandalized by lawyers outside a court in Bangalore. Lawyers attacked media personnel protesting their presence during the court appearance Friday of former Karnataka state minister G. Janardhan Reddy accused in an illegal mining case, injuring at least 20. <b>Emergency measures</b> Retd Justice Katju Professor Arjun Appadurai "To all those who messaged me about the <a href=http://blogs.outlookindia.com/default.aspx?ddm=10&pid=2694&eid=31 target=_blank>atrocious
front page ad</a> in <i>The Hindu</i>‘s Delhi edition on 1 Jan, my view as
editor is that this sort of crass commercialisation compromises the image and
reputation of my newspaper. We are putting in place a policy to ensure the front
page is not used for this sort of an ad again,” Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor
of <i>The Hindu</i>, on his Facebook page. The jury is still out as to what
would be deemed atrocious and "crass commercialisation" compromising
the image and reputation of different publications. Christiane Amanpour, Journalist, Host of ABC’s <i>This Week</i> Hefner with playmates at the opening of a Playboy Club Workers of media organisations holding a demonstration in New Delhi to press for implementation of Majithia Wage Boards awards. <b>Justice Markandey Katju Vs the Indian media</b>
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As an interested party, we should recuse ourselves from this! Moreover, if we say we understand what he’s saying, we’ll risk proving him wrong. For, Justice Katju, head of the Press Council, thinks a majority of the Indian media—he’s “sorry to say”—are of a very poor intellectual level. We spread superstitions and don’t ask tough questions on real issues. He even thinks Kapil Sibal’s efforts to curb social media are right on. What are we to do? Except, sorry to say, shake our heads? <b>Rebekah Wade</b>
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Blood is thicker than water, <i>The News of the World</i> editor discovered, when father figure Rupert Murdoch shut down the beleaguered tabloid. <b>Mihir S. Sharma</b>
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Journalist, who was around for years, unnoticed, till he set the caravan rolling by roasting Suhel Seth’s writing career. Now we also know he’s from Harvard. <b>Good Looking Out</b>
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Its attention to detail and depth of information we don’t need to advertise. Outlook Group’s <i>India Guide</i> will speak for itself. We merely note, with sibling pride, the first copy being presented to President Pratibha Patil by Editor-In-Chief Vinod Mehta and Publisher Maheshwer Peri. <b>Getting it</b> A news photographer tastes the police baton during the Anna Hazare stir <b>High-pressure job</b> A newsroom at a TV channel’s office <b>Sleaze show</b> Footage of the Bhanwari affair aired by P7 Bob and Sally Dowler, parents of murdered schoolgirl Milly, arrive to give evidence at the the Leveson inquiry in London. The Leveson inquiry is Britain's media ethics probe that was set up in the wake of the scandal over phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, which was shut in July after it became clear that the tabloid had systematically broken the law. Most horrific was the news that the tabloid had broken into the phone of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler in its search for scoops. <b>‘Crusader Shourie’</b> At the <i>Express</i> office <b>A likeable old man</b> Vajpayee with Vinod Mehta **TV GRAB** Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yan has a spat with a scribe over distribution of a brochure of a Chinese company, carrying the controversial map of India minus parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh (marked red), in New Delhi. <b>Under watch</b> OB vans near Ramlila Maidan, New Delhi, during Anna Hazare’s campaign against corruption <b>Growing on the job</b> TV reporters and field crew, covering events 24x7, are mostly in their twenties Employees of newspapers and news agencies at a dharna outside the AICC headquarters against the delay in the notification of the Wage Boards' recommendations by the government in New Delhi. <b>David Barsamian</b>
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“I have worked on Chhattisgarh, the Gujarat pogrom, Narmada dams.... But it’s all about Kashmir. The official narrative must not be contested.” <b>Lingaram Kodopi</b>
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He was arrested while apparently handing protection money from Essar. His real crime: he knows Gondi as well as the forest paths in Dantewada. <b>In plain sight</b>
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A YouTube video grab in which Kodopi records a villager’s testimony indicting the police in the burning of three Dantewada villages    <b>Booming presence</b> TV crew at Ramlila Maidan during Anna Hazare’s fast <b>Dais duty</b> TV crew at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi <b>Market forces</b> Frenzied media swarm Anna Hazare Anna Hazare addresses the media in New Delhi. Hazare announced he will resume his hunger strike on August 16 to pressure the government into enacting stronger legislation for an anti-corruption watchdog. Shubha Sharma, wife of the late Jyotirmoy Dey, receives Prem Bhatia Award from Air Chief Marshal O P Mehra on behalf of her husband during the 16th Prem Bhatia Memorial Lecture in New Delhi. A police officer hits news photographer Shekhar Ghosh, right, from the Hindi newspaper Dainik Bhaskar, during a protest against corruption by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Police used bamboo batons and water canons to control thousands of angry supporters. FILE -- Stuart Kuttner, the former managing editor of the <i>News of the World</i>, according to reports in London, has been arrested on suspicion of phone hacking and inappropriate payments to police. Detectives investigating claims the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper illegally eavesdropped on the phone messages of celebrities, politicians and even crime victims have previously arrested several former executives at his News Corp. including British newspaper chief Rebekah Brooks. A <i>Khabran Ri Potli</I> reporter at work The Lalit Lokvani radio station <b>Zoom in</b> Cameraperson Suremma is a 60-plus illiterate Dalit who had never even touched a camera before she was trained by the DDS in Zaheerabad, AP TV grab showing Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron as he makes a statement on phone hacking inside the House of Commons, in London. Cameron defended his former aide Andy Coulson, saying he believes people are innocent until proven guilty and that the phone hacking affair raised questions over the ethics and values of the police force. Committee members react after a protester, left checked shirt, named on Twitter as Jonnie Marbles, tries to throw a paper plate covered in shaving foam over Rupert Murdoch as he gave evidence to a House of Commons Committee in London, on the <i>News of the World</i> phone hacking scandal. James Murdoch, left, and Rupert Murdoch, give evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on the <i>News of the World</i> phone-hacking scandal in this image taken from TV in Portcullis House in central London. Rupert Murdoch, gives evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on the <i>News of the World</i> phone-hacking scandal in this image taken from TV in Portcullis House in central London. James Murdoch, gives evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on the <i>News of the World</i> phone-hacking scandal in this image taken from TV in Portcullis House in central London. Committee members react after a protester, left checked shirt, named on Twitter as Jonnie Marbles, tries to throw a paper plate covered in shaving foam over Rupert Murdoch as he gave evidence to a House of Commons Committee in London, on the <i>News of the World</i> phone hacking scandal. File photo: Former Chief executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks leaves a hotel in central London. Sky television sources reported that Brookes had been arrested by police investigating a phone hacking and corruption scandal that has engulfed Rupert Murdoch's British media company. File photo of Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, arriving at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England. Brooks has resigned from her position according to  News International sources, as the company reels from a series of crises. A demonstrator from Avaaz, a global campaigning group, wearing a Rupert Murdoch head, holds a puppet of Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, in front of Parliament in London. Shares in British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC were barely moved by the news that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has pulled its takeover bid for the company in the face of vociferous opposition in Britain's parliament. Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks in London on July 10 Rebekah Brooks Chief executive of News International leaves the residence of News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch  in central London. The British tabloid owned by News International, <i>News of the World</i> closed, following accusations of hacking into the mobile phones of various crime victims, celebrities and politicians. In this image from <i>BBC</i>, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown speaks during an interview.  Brown accused Rupert Murdoch's newspapers of employing criminals to obtain confidential information about his family, his private financial affairs and the lives of ordinary people who were at rock bottom. Brown's furious denunciation of the politically powerful News International papers came a day after questions were raised about how <i>The Sun</i> newspaper obtained confidential information in 2006 that Brown's infant son Fraser had cystic fibrosis. Police officers remove documents from the home of former <i>News of the World</i> editor Andy Coulson, in south London.  Coulson, British Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief and Clive Goodman, an ex-royal reporter for the <i>News of the World</i> tabloid were arrested, the latest to be swept up in a scandal over phone hacking and bribing police that has already toppled a newspaper and rattled the relationship between top politicians and the powerful Murdoch media empire. Protesters cry out as they demonstrate against the <i>News of the World</i> newspaper outside News International's headquarters in London. <i>News of the World</i> is accused of hacking into the mobile phones of crime victims, celebrities and politicians. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, during a press conference at 10 Downing Street, London.  Prime Minister David Cameron promised a full investigation into the phone hacking and the police bribery that lead to the collapse of the <i>News of the World</i> tabloid, saying that British politicians had for too long looked the other way at illegal practices. In this file photo, James Murdoch, News Corp. chief executive of Europe and Asia, speaks during the inauguration of FICCI Frames in Mumbai. News International said that it is shutting down the <i>News of the World</i> tabloid that is at the center of Britain's phone hacking scandal. James Murdoch, who heads the newspaper's European operations, says the 168-year-old newspaper will publish its last edition on July 10. <b>Warm Circle:</b> The PM interacting with print media editors in New Delhi. Seated from left, clockwise, are the national security advisor Shiv Shankar Menon, Divya Marathi editor Kumar Ketkar, Nayi Duniya editor Alok Mehta, the PM’s media advisor Harish Khare, The Tribune editor Raj Chengappa, PTI editor M.K. Razdan, Business Standard director and the president of the editors guild of India, T.N. Ninan, and PM’s secretary T.K.A. Nair. The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, interacts with Senior Editors in New Delhi. A TV grab showing the killers of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey on a motorbike after the shootout. Mithun Chakraborty and Former Cricketer Sourav Ganguly jointly showing a photograph  in Kolkata on Wednesday late evening, which helps to raise fund of Rs-One lakh to donate the family of Senior Journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, who was brutally killed in Mumbai  few days back. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan (R) with Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Express Group Shekhar Gupta (C) and Editor of The Hindu N Ram (L) addressing the media after a meeting in Mumbai. A delegation of senior editors met the Chief Minister to demand a CBI probe into senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey's killing. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan addresses a press conference after his cabinet deliberated on a law for the protection of journalists in Mumbai. <b>Just ‘J’</b> Never overcome by fear himself, he was killed by those who feared his pen <b>Marching For Dey</b> Mediapersons protesting Dey’s murder and demanding CBI probe File photo of ACP Anil Mahabole who is under suspicion in journalist J. Dey's murder. After his abrupt transfer, the senior police officer said he had nothing to do with the murder and that allegations against him were absurd.
The sketch of a suspect released by the police in connection with the killing of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, in Mumbai. Journalists hold photographs of Jyotirmoy Dey, a well-known investigative journalist who was gunned down by assailants, as they march to protest his killing in Mumbai. Dey was known for his reporting on Mumbai's underworld and had worked as investigative editor for the city's <i>Mid-Day</i> newspaper for more than 15 years, the paper said. Journalists hold a photograph of Jyotirmoy Dey, a well-known investigative journalist who was gunned down by assailants, as they protest his killing in Mumbai. The body of Jay Dey, a well-known investigative journalist who was gunned down by four assailants on Saturday, is carried during his funeral in Mumbai. Dey was known for his reporting on Mumbai's underworld and had worked as investigative editor for the city's Mid-Day newspaper for more than 15 years, the paper said. The body of Jay Dey, a well-known investigative journalist who was gunned down by four assailants on Saturday, is covered with flowers before carried during his funeral in Mumbai. Dey was known for his reporting on Mumbai's underworld and had worked as investigative editor for the city's Mid-Day newspaper for more than 15 years, the paper said. Sister of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, who was shot dead by unidentified persons near his residence, wails over his body in Mumbai. Maharashtra PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal pays his last respects to the body of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey as his sister wails near the body in Mumbai. Dey was shot dead by unidentified persons near his residence. In this Aug. 10, 2010 photo provided by Mid-Day Infomedia Ltd., investigative journalist J. Dey looks on during a book launch in Mumbai. Four motorbike-borne persons gunned down the well-known journalist with four bullets at point-blank range in broad daylight, in suburban Powai, in Mumbai , and then escaped on motorcycles. Dey was known for his reporting on Mumbai's underworld and had worked as investigative editor for the city's Mid-Day newspaper for more than 15 years. Policemen inspect the site where investigative journalist J. Dey was shot and killed in Mumbai. Four assailants gunned down the well-known journalist and then escaped on motorcycles. Dey was known for his reporting on Mumbai's underworld and had worked as investigative editor for the city's Mid-Day newspaper for more than 15 years. <b>Fear Is The Key</b> Journalists in Karachi protest the killing of Saleem Shahzad A Pakistani journalist attends a rally to condemn the killing of his colleague Syed Saleem Shahzad, in Karachi, Pakistan. Saleem was found dead this week after he reported being threatened by intelligence agents.  The coffin of Syed Saleem Shahzad Journalists protest in Hyderabad  People carry a coffin containing the dead body of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad at Karachi airport in Pakistan. Hundreds are mourning a Pakistani journalist slain this week after he reported being threatened by intelligence agents. This July 8, 2008 photo provided by Adnkronos news agency, shows Pakistani journalist and Adnkronos International correspondent Syed Saleem Shahzad during a visit at the Adnkronos agency in Rome. The Pakistani journalist who investigated al-Qaida's alleged infiltration of the navy and told a rights activist he'd been threatened by the country's intelligence agencies was found dead with his body bearing marks of torture, police said in Islamabad. Two days before he went missing, Shahzad had written an article in which he contended that Al Qaida attacked a naval airbase in Karachi after failed talks with the navy to release some arrested naval personnel who had terror links. A Pakistani journalist protests against a killing of a Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, in Hyderabad, Pakistan. Hundreds are mourning a Pakistani journalist slain this week after he reported being threatened by intelligence agents. Syed Saleem Shahzad wrote about terrorism and security for the Asia Times Online and other publications. Police said the 40-year-old's body bore signs of torture when it was found on May 31 after he had been missing for two days. Family members of slain Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad react over his death in Karachi, Pakistan. Hundreds are mourning a Pakistani journalist slain this week after he reported being threatened by intelligence agents. Syed Saleem Shahzad wrote about terrorism and security for the Asia Times Online and other publications. Police said the 40-year-old's body bore signs of torture when it was found on May 31 after he had been missing for two days. An undated picture shows Pakistan bureau chief for <i>Asia Times Online</i> Syed Saleem Shahzad in Islamabad, Pakistan. Shahzad went missing in the Pakistani capital over the weekend and was today found dead with his body bearing marks of torture, police said. Two days before he went missing, Shahzad had written an article in which he contended that Al Qaida attacked a naval airbase in Karachi after failed talks with the navy to release some arrested naval personnel who had terror links. Journalist and local residents gather at a rooftop close to a house where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was caught and killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The Independent’s veteran Middle East correspondent, Robert Fisk Los Angeles Times reporter Ruben Vives (R) celebrates with fellow reporter Jeff Gottlieb after they won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Gottlieb and Ruben Vives, won the award for their exposure of corruption in the small California city of Bell where officials tapped the treasury to pay themselves exorbitant salaries, resulting in arrests and reforms. On the left is Los Angeles Times editor Russ Stanton. Foreign journalists watch TV live broadcasting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev speak during the BRICS Summit joint press conference at the media center in Sanya, China. The leaders of the world's largest emerging economies started a one-day summit in southern China, looking for a bigger role in global financial institutions and also welcoming a new member. <b>Relevant issues</b> The Sompuras in Mumbai stay abreast of community goings-on In this undated photo, <i>Associated Press</i> photographer Altaf Qadri poses in Dhemaji, Assam. Qadri, an award-winning <i>AP</i> photographer, who got separated from his colleagues near the eastern Libyan city of Ajdabiya while on assignment, was located after being missing for more than a day, the news agency said. AJIT BHATTACHARJEA, 87, veteran journalist and author, former editor of ToI
and HT, anti-Emergency stalwart and in the last few years a leading light of the
Right to Information crusade. New York Times journalists, from left, photographer Lynsey Addario, reporter Stephen Farrell, photographer Tyler Hicks, and Beirut bureau chief Anthony Shadid. The four journalists covering the fighting in Libya were reported missing, and the newspaper held out hope that they were alive and in the custody of the Libyan government. People carry the coffin of Al Jazeera news network cameraman, Ali Hassan al-Jaber, during his funeral in Doha. The Al-Jazeera cameraman was killed in an ambush near the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, the first journalist slain in the nearly month-long conflict. Media persons at Kalaingar TV office where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's second wife Dayalu Ammal and daughter Kanimozhi were questioned by the CBI in connection with the 2G spectrum scam probe, in Chennai. <b>A voice heard</b> A BBC Hindi radio club in Asthan Village, near Kunda town, UP Kalaignar TV office in Chennai People carry a symbolic coffin of Egyptian journalist Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud, in symbolic funeral ceremony in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. The reporter who was shot during clashes a week ago died of his wounds, in the first reported death of a journalist in the chaos surrounding Egypt's anti-government protests. Mahmoud worked for Al-Taawun, a newspaper put out by the Al-Ahram publishing house and lived near central Tahrir Square, the focal point of protest rallies as well as clashes between large crowds of supporters and opponents of President Hosni Mubarak. Two foreign photographers take cover as they follow stone throwing clashes between pro- and anti- government protesters in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian newspapers fronted by pictures of President Muarak and his Vice President Omar Soliman and the new Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq in Cairo, Egypt. Arabic titles New government cabinet,  State correction,  Egypt in scare. Police officers stand guard outside media offices during a curfew in Srinagar Hungarian Amnesty International activists protest with taped mouth during a demonstration against the government's new media law in Budapest, Hungary. International and local journalist organisations have already expressed concern at the new disputed media law, highlighting that it imposes extensive fines against journalists and publishers if they refuse to disclose their sources or publish information deemed inappropriate by the government. Sign reads in Hungarian: We want press freedom! Pakistani journalists protest holding a poster of Karachi-based slain journalist Wali Khan Babar in Peshawar, Pakistan. Ten people had been killed over the past 24 hours in what appears to be fresh round of ethnic and political violence in Karachi, police said. Justice G R Majithia (L), Chairman of Wage Boards for working journalists and non-journalists and other newspaper employees, submitting the boards' report to Labour Secretary PK Chaturvedi in New Delhi. <b>Barkha Dutt vs The World</b>
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“What should I tell them?” Facing the backlash from that fateful line captured on the Radia tapes, Barkha Dutt responded at first by flatly denying she had erred, then went on to concede that she may have made an error of judgement. Lest anyone mistake this for an apology, the star-anchor lashed out at critics—on prime-time TV, of course—and found herself staring at a PR disaster.  <br><img src=http://outlookindia.com/images/pablo_bartholomew_thumb.jpg> Photograph by
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Delivering my father’s copy to various newspaper offices, through my late teens into my early 20s, I remember a very different sensory feel. A newspaper office resembled a chaotic circus, involving huge manpower and activity. The building was divided into separate floors, the editorial offices high above abuzz with the clank of typewriters, the lead type being set down below, while further down would be the printing press with ink and grease all over the floor, bales of newsprint being unloaded, all with their peculiar smells and sounds. Waves of activity took place as the printed pages of the newspaper, bound for different editions and locations, were manually assembled, bundled into trucks to be driven all night, and to railway stations and airports, to meet our breakfast tea.
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We have, of course, come a long way since, what with computerised page-making and super-modern printing presses delivering a complete product in an organised,
mechanised fashion. This too may soon become a dinosaur with e-papers and electronic personal readers connecting quietly and wirelessly. You may well be reading this not on paper but on a glass or plasma screen or some newer material. Whatever will happen to that newspaper boy who cycles down each morning, athletically throwing that rubber-banded baton to bring you your daily news? A man shows an inside page of Lebanon's daily Al-Akhbar carrying a report leaked by the website WikiLeaks, in Beirut's commercial Hamra street, Lebanon. Omar Nashabe, an editor of the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar says the newspaper's website suffered severe technical problems after being attacked apparently over its publishing of leaked U.S. diplomatic cables. Television crew report from outside  the residence of former Telecom Minister A. Raja after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) searched his residence in New Delhi. The CBI carried out searches at the residences of Raja in Delhi and Chennai along with four other Telecom officials in connection with the 2G spectrum scam, according to a news agency. <b>Dishing Out:</b> ‘Addiction to breaking news, when there’s none’ File Photo of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress MP Jaganmohan Reddy and Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily in Hyderabad. The Congress High Command has sought a report from its Andhra Pradesh unit on a programme aired by a TV channel owned by Jaganmohan attacking Sonia Gandhi. The latest inmate of  Big Boss House was mobbed by the media at the Mumbai airport. The photo shows security guards and airport officials trying to protect U.S. actress Pamela Anderson from media  after she arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. Anderson is in India to take part in a TV reality show 'Big Boss - Season 4' hosted by actor Salman Khan .

The latest inmate of  Big Boss House was mobbed by the media at the Mumbai airport. The photo shows security guards and airport officials trying to protect U.S. actress Pamela Anderson from media  after she arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. Anderson is in India to take part in a TV reality show 'Big Boss - Season 4' hosted by actor Salman Khan .

PROF K.E. EAPEN, 88, communication scholar, educator and 'the father of journalism schools' in India. His 50 years’ work in the field laid the blueprint for media studies in India. Ramakrishna Dalmia Conrad Black William Hearst R.S. Agarwal of Dainik Bhaskar <b>Regional empires</b> Navakalowner Nilkanth Khadilkar with daughter Jayashree <b>Grip on Gujarat</b> Shreyansbhai Shah of the Gujarat Samachar group Bahubali Shah of the Gujarat Samachar group Head lines (Clockwise from left) Aveek Sarkar, Ramnath Goenka, N. Ram and Ramoji Rao Pucca template Ravi Dhariwal, CEO of Bennett-Coleman, says the Times has got its philosophy right <b>Brand wagon?</b> The Times of India offices in New Delhi. The newspaper prides itself as a brand. Pinnacle shot The investigation of the Bofors howitzer deal was one of the high points of Indian journalism Fingers in the grease The Tehelka stings, in the end, became stories about the reporters themselves <b>To market, to market</b> Faced with a ruthless onslaught from TOI, HT’ S Shobhana Bhartia replicated her adversary <b>His dancing shoes</b> M.J. as editor of the Telegraphin his room at the ABP House in Calcutta, 1983 <b>Gentleman-businessman</b> Aveek Sarkar, the proprietor of the Telegraph,
had a reputation of being an editor first <b>Say cheese</b> Vir Sanghvi, left, with Samir Jain of TOI at the 75th anniversary celebrations of HTin 1999 <b>In the line of fire</b> Media persons rush for cover during an encounter in Srinagar, April 2005 <b>Frog march</b> A Suki strip published in the Pioneer in 1993, and republished in This is Sukicollection <b>Blast from the past</b> A Doubletalkstrip that appeared in the Sunday Observer, circa 1983 <b>All a Twitter</b> Tharoor had to apologise for tweeting he’d travel ‘cattle class...in solidarity with all our holy cows’ <b>Made up</b> Follywood’s dominates news. We fail to see how many stars are just famous for being famous. <b>Row at front</b> Fashion shows have gone down in standard. Peer-inspired fluff overwhelms serious criticism. <b>S.M. Krishna faces Pakistani media</b> ‘No matter how repressive, Pakistan’s government leaves the media alone’ <b>Under the boot</b> Crackdowns in Tibet gets bigger headlines in the West than the Indian State’s depredations <b>Coming undone</b> A footbridge collapsed just before the CWG 2010, drawing the wrong sort of media attention <b>Riot act</b> A protest in Srinagar last month. Coverage of Kashmir is marked by absence of candour, understanding. <b>The wrong perch</b> From the circles they move in, journalists are not able to truly engage with Indian reality <b>Telugu Spice</b> P. Kodanda Rama Rao of the Loksatta Party admitted to paying Rs 50,000 for positive coverage Editor-in-chief Vinod Mehta at his desk in the Outlook office at AB-10, Safdarjung
Enclave circa 1996 Yes Boss With proprietor Rajan Raheja at Outlook’s 5th-year anniversary celebration All for free speech With Sonia Gandhi and Rajan Raheja at the Outlook Speakout Awards on our 10th anniversary <b>Epidemic:</b> Eenadu’s Ramoji Rao, commenting on his paper’s paid news ‘incident’, said it’s part of a bigger malaise <b>In memoriam</b> Palestinian scribes light candles for Reuters cameraman Fadel Shana, killed in Israeli shell fire <b>The fearless</b> Lebanese journalist May Chidiac <b>The fearless</b> Cate Blanchett as Veronica Guerin <b>The fearless</b> Iranian press hero Akbar Ganji <b>Murdered reason</b> Tara Singh, killed by separatists <b>Murdered reason</b> Milliyet editor Abdi Ipekci, killed by the rightist Agca <b>Star hands</b> Sheela Reddy, Ajith Pillai at work in Outlook The desis are not amused. RACIST SLURS by Kiwi TV anchor Paul Henry and Aussie cops in Victoria have India fuming. Damage control mode now on. Employees of several banned local Kashmiri cable televisions protest in Srinagar. Authorities in Kashmir have banned the local cable channels in the region from airing news since Sept. 12 as violent anti-India protests intensified in the region. Pakistan international cricketer Yasir Hameed leaves the Pakistan High Commission in London following fresh allegations in the News of the World that he has accused his team-mates of fixing almost every match. Hameed, today said that he was offered money and even blackmailed to stand by the remarks attributed to him. Authorities look at a screen that shows a live feed from a robot that James J. Lee, face up on the floor, inside the Discovery Channel network building where police shot and killed the gunman in Silver Spring. Police shot and killed Lee, 43, who was upset with the Discovery Channel network's programming who took two employees and a security officer hostage at the company's headquarters. James J. Lee is seen is a booking mugshot from 2008 on disorderly conduct. Lee, 43, who was upset with the Discovery Channel network's programming took two employees and a security officer hostage at the company's headquarters. Frame grab from MySpace.com shows the page of James J. Lee. Lee, 43, a gunman with what police described as concerns with the Discovery Channel networks took at least one person hostage in the company's Silver Spring. Brit newspaper Daily Telegraph apologises to climate change man IPCC chief R.K. PACHAURI for its allegations that “he abused his post...made millions”. K.M. MATHEW, 93, media mogul and the chief editor of Kerala daily, Malayala Manorama. Under him, the Manorama group became one of India’s biggest cross-media titans. <b>Honoured</b><br>
<i>Outlook</I> Hindi’s Geetashri wasn’t just another winner at the recent Ramnath Goenka Journalism Awards. Her stories on the trafficking of tribal girls from Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh won her a mention in President Pratibha Patil’s remarks on the occasion, besides the Best Hindi Journalist (Print) award. President Pratibha Patil poses for a group photograph with award winning journalist during the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards function, in New Delhi on Thursday. Kashmiri journalists protest the ‘selective’ media gag, July 12 Kashmiri journalists hold placards as they protest against government's alleged use of force against the media, in Srinagar. The region's nearly 60 newspapers were unable to publish for a third day. Curfew relaxation continued in the Kashmir Valley, except in Sopore and Pulwana to allow people to offer special prayers on Shab-e-Mehraj festival while police picked up 30 people for allegedly instigating mobs.

David Letterman rides a go cart powered by the reaction from mixing 648 Mentos candies into 108 two-liter bottles of Coke while taping a segment for The Late Show with David Letterman in New York.  David Letterman rides a go cart powered by the reaction from mixing 648 Mentos candies into 108 two-liter bottles of Coke while taping a segment for The Late Show with David Letterman in New York.  David Letterman rides a go cart powered by the reaction from mixing 648 Mentos candies into 108 two-liter bottles of Coke while taping a segment for The Late Show with David Letterman in New York. Dan Kurzman, former <i>Washington Post</i> journalist <b><i>MC</i>’s Milestone</b><br>
<i>Marie Claire</i>, the magazine that urges you to think smart and look amazing, celebrated its 4th anniversary. The city’s fash frat and high society were in attendance. Editor Neena Haridas cut the cake while (from left) publisher Maheshwer Peri, editor-in-chief Vinod Mehta and president Suresh Selvaraj cheered on. Art Linkletter, who hosted the popular TV shows People Are Funny and House Party in the 1950s and 1960s, died on May 26, 2010 at his home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles.  He was 97. In this March 2, 1961 file photo, National Easter Seal twins Patricia Webber, left, and her sister Paula, stand with, from back row left, Seal Chairman Art Linkletter, President John F. Kennedy, and Joseph J. Foss, President of the Society for crippled Children and Adults at the White House in Washington.