Monopoly!


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TV channels or newspapers in Calcutta who are not exactly market leaders in news try to follow pro-government editorial policy to shore up their revenues. Entrepreneurs close to Mamata Banarjee control the local media business. Their strategy may not pay off, but they have the same goal; keep them in good humor. After all,media outlets (smaller ones) depend on government advertisements for their survival.

The previous Left Front government also controlled or favored some TV channels and newspapers. TMC has perfected the art of controlling the media business.
Ruling TMC of Bengal has also openly patronized local media in Calcutta. Mamata Banarjee, the supremo of the TMC and the chief minister of Bengal has encouraged local entrepreneurs or industrial houses like Sharda group to buy or take over news channels or newspapers.Their latest venture (read take over) is Tara Newz.

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About shanthanubh

A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

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