As part of the Media Ethics project funded by the U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad, Dr. Shakuntala Rao of the SUNY Plattsburgh, Department of Communication Studies and Dr. Kanchan K. Malik, Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad, interviewed senior, accomplished editors and journalists heading prestigious media houses in Hyderabad.

Mir Ayoob Ali Khan Times of India

The list of interviewees included:

Zahid Ali Khan and Amer Ali Khan – Editors of Siasat
Somasekhar Mulugu – Sr. Dy. Editor & Chief of Bureau at The Hindu Business Line
C. Prashant Reddy – Resident Editor of The Hindu
Ravi Prakash – Founder/CEO and Chief Editor of TV9
Dileep Reddy – Executive Editor of Sakshi Daily and Head of Sakshi School of Journalism
Kingshuk Nag – Resident Editor of The Times of India, Hyderabad
Mir Ayoob Ali Khan – Columnist with The Times of India
Dinesh Akula – Editor of TV5
Dr. K. Srinivas – Editor of Andhra Jyothi
K. Ramachandra Murthy – Editorial Director Sakshi Media Group
Amar Devulapalli – Secretary General of Indian Journalists Union

Sakshi TV Studio with Amar Devulapalli

The editors spoke eloquently about media ethics, the dilemmas that journalists face on a day to day basis, and the ways that one could deal with them in order to produce news that is responsible and sensitive.

Ravi Prakash TV9

The team interacted with the students of the Sakshi School of Journalism, and was part of a television discussion hosted by the well-known journalist Amar Devulapalli on Media Ethics.

Dr. Shakuntala Rao also spoke to the the students of the Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad on “Justice and Media Ethics” as part of the ‘Research Roundtable’ hosted by the Department on 22 August.

Sakshi Television Interview

Dr. Kanchan K Malik and Dr. Shakuntala Rao acknowledge the effort of the Public Affairs Officer Gabriel Hons-Olivier and Mohammed Abdul Basith, Media Advisor, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad for their help and support.

Addressing students of Sakshi School of Journalism with Dileep Reddy

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