news Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 05:30
Complaining about the surge in 'speculative journalism', Chief Minister Siddaramiah on Saturday said that weaving stories based on speculations are detrimental to the society, the Deccan Herald report said. Speaking at the convention of Karnataka Union of Working Journalists in Hassan, he was quoted as, “Today, media has become very powerful. At such a juncture, it is important for media outlets to win the trust of the people.” He recalled when media played a vital role during the freedom struggle and post-independence in the development of the country, however, he said the situation had changed since media had become an industry. Protecting the interests of the advertisers have affected hoiw journalists function, he added. He hit back against those new channels that broadcast programmes related astrology and mythology, ghosts and spirits, even in this day and age. “Should people believe such shows in the 21st century? However, TV channels continue to broadcast such shows. What is the benefit for a family or a society, if a dispute between a husband and wife is telecast all day,” the paper quoted him.  
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