In the U.S. media - land of Paris Hilton interviews on primetime TV and other fluff journalism - there's plenty to criticize. And, in a series of talks I have given at various institutions and in interviews in Thiruananthapuram in Kerala and in Chennai, I have been quite critical about some aspects of the American media. But, as Basharat Peer points out in his recent CJR piece, there are also problems with Indian journalism, especially when it comes to "style over substance."
Here, in a photo I took along a major road in Chennai, is a perfect example of how much of a problem style and chasing younger viewers can be (there's at least one other giant billboard in this series by the Deccan Chronicle newspaper, with another woman in skimpy clothing) - click to magnify.
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