Sunday, March 12, 2006

Breaking the myth of 24*7 news...

I like to think of myself as someone against excessive state regulation in private sector. But how bad would it be if news channels were expected to display the date of recording whenever a news clip is shown. This would at least make the reuse of footage more obvious to the viewer. The problem is not limited to Indian news channels alone - not surprising since they are modeled on the phoren channels. CNN famously showed clips of years-old footage of Palestinians rejoicing soon after 9/11 as though they were celebrating the terror attack. I'm quite sure this idea will never be implemented. But well, this blog is supposed to be an avenue for me to spread my (unmitigated) learnings. :)

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