A rise in comedy and reality shows, the emergence and establishment of non-stop trivia in news, and most significantly, the end of political news dominance, this is the face of the news channels today – a Centre for Media Studies (CMS) Media Lab analysis for 2007 has revealed to Hardnews.
The research indicates that TV news today is no longer political. It has become abjectly insensitive towards issues concerning health, education, environment and public interest. It has become flooded with sports, entertainment and crime stories. This has become integral part of news bulletins. It is not surprising that a decrease in the number of political stories has coincided with a rise in the number of sports, entertainment and crime stories. Even a little shift in favour of human interest stories seems to be again trapped in meaningless trivia and selective and obsessive 24-hour coverage of issues like ‘Prince in a hole’ or a ‘naagin’ out to take revenge.
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