20 October, 2020

‘Politicians Want Media To Discuss Issues They Throw At Us’

The Caravan magazine’s executive editor Vinod K. Jose talks about the state of journalism in India and what drives the magazine in an interview to Puneet Nicholas Yadav

‘Politicians Want Media To Discuss Issues They Throw At Us’
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2020-02-21T16:45:07+05:30

The Caravan has attracted attention in recent years, both for shining the torch on media itself and for its dogged pursuit of ‘tough’ stories. The magazine’s executive editor Vinod K. Jose talks about the state of journalism and what drives the magazine in an interview to Puneet Nicholas Yadav.

Is the Indian media becoming increasingly polarised on ideological lines?

The world over, how the ­institution of journalism has evolved over the past 450 years or so, you’ll see a pattern of media entrenchment with one set of values or the other. What is expected in a democracy is for journalism to be ­entrenched with democratic principles. As the fourth pillar (of democracy), the natural cause for journalism is to be aligned with truth and justice, against any form of injustice, and speak truth to power. This is a model people in positions of power­—corporate or political—always find a nuisance. In India, this has happened from time to time: whether...

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