There are serious issues to be debated when it comes to our electronic media. When we were young our parents always encouraged us to watch the news. I don’t think it is a very good idea now. We should clearly specify which news channel we would like them to watch. Crime reporter should be somebody who has some knowledge of law and is trained to be investigative journalist. This is not the norm anymore. On Star news the anchor of ‘Sansani’ looks more dangerous than the criminals. Same is true about the Zee News Crime reporter. Channels like India TV incorporate sex is into every story possible. What is this?
I would like to mention some anchors and reporters who are doing an excellent job. I am really proud that these Indian journalists are as good as the best in the world. To name a few-
Barkha Dutt-NDTV ( excellent war time covering during the Kargill war). All the programmes that she anchors are worth watching;you don’t mind watching the repeat telecast because she is anchoring it. My mother once said- any mother would be proud to have a daughter like her.
Rajdeep Sardesai- CNN-IBN- very very objective. He raises the bar for news anchoring. He was fearless while covering the Gujarat riots. I like his election coverage also.
Pankaj Pachori- NDTV India- one Hindi channel not involved in yellow journalism. One of those few anchors who have made Hindi news reporting interesting.
Kamal Khan- this reporter of NDTV India is a pleasure to hear and watch. Excellent control over Hindi and Urdu. I don’t know if he writes himself, but the content of his reports is amazing. Never mind the topic, he makes everything so interesting.