Staying Clear of Serious Stories
One of the problems 24-hour news channels face is the shortage of quality content. The news crew needs to continuously scout for new stories to keep the channel running. The TV journalists start ‘inventing’ news when the news flow dries up. One natural outcome of this quest if the dip in quality content.
You can tolerate a bit when a journo does an offbeat story once in a while. How can we put up with a journo when he/she churns out only inane offbeat stories? IMHO a particular journo from CNN-IBN’s Chennai desk falls under this category. Her latest story is on food items named after Kollywood movies and celebrities. One of her earlier stories on Christmas mood at a Chennai bakery was equally boring. She also made another story on how Trisha is losing the numero uno slot in Kollywood. That report was probably good quality material for Sun News and not for CNN-IBN. These kinds of reports are really artifical and boring. Who would want to know whether a Khushboo idli is still popular or whether the Khushboo temple is still patronized by devotees. If you want to portray the current trend, atleast do stories on Namitha :-)