A documentary about the state of our media. Be it the elections, the Indian Premier League (IPL), stock markets, mutual funds, entertainment, or the daily news bulletin. Can we hold a mirror to the glass buildings and ivory towers?
Editorial content is decided by marketing executives. Politicians/ political parties & industrialists have become owners or major shareholders, and owners have become editors. The amount of dedication and truthfulness – basically an urge to bring about positive changes through investigative journalism has somehow disappeared. Even the reasons of getting into journalism have changed. And all of this has happened with active support from the top media houses – who now concentrate more on the business of news rather than news.
—Umesh Agarwal. National award-winning film maker
No pillar is more important in a democracy than the fourth estate. Currently, integrity standards of our news media seem appalling. However, despite the absence or decline in ethical standards across board, there are a few journalists who take their job seriously. Some in the national media while some in the regional media.
As citizens of a democracy, all we can wish for the true journalism minority is “May their tribe increase!”