News, Noise or Just Another Paper

One of the students’ summer project report (with substantial research work) with a leading ‘national daily’ suggests some interesting findings. 

To put it in one line, it reveals – Newspapers are transforming into Advertising Papers.

They are full of clutter. Not all but almost all.

This is acceptable to the extent they maintain a fair balance between noise and news. Acceptable as long as they are politically correct!

Weekend editions have a distinct phenomena. Upto 50% of the news paper carries adverts highlighting “Upto 50% Off”.

Attractive as they are and glossy as they are, these newspapers are losing steam when it comes to astute journalism. This is a personal opinion framed over time by reading newspapers that call themselves opinion leaders.

If long legs and Gucci are what we care for, so be it. Times have changed and Indians are buying newspapers for using them inside wardrobes and closets. 

People have power to Express their choice.

Let us hope that the day is far when daily newspaper would become a cheap alternative to just another ‘use and throw’ type of paper. 


Author: anilkshatriyablog

I work as Assistant Professor in the area of Accounting at IMT Nagpur. I love teaching, writing and cycling. I follow a simple principle, 'Help ever, hurt never'.

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