‘Future of news business will be of credibility rather than of news’
A few bad eggs have soured the public's trust and faith in journalism in India, as is the case in other countries as well
Not too long ago, editors would sit every evening with a list of stories sent by journalists from across the country and select those they believed their reader should read. The lead story would, they believed, set the national agenda, and as for the rest of the news pages, the editors were obliged to present a balanced view of the news and issues of the day. In the Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton election, for instance, a reader would be offered content that argued against as well as content that agreed with the choice of either candidate.