Essay-Corporatization of Media is Not in Favour of Public SSC CGL Tier 3 I SSC CHSL Tier 2
What do we understand by the corporatization of media? It means the transfer of control of media in the hands of corporates and private entities. The media, which is often termed as the fourth pillar of democracy, plays a crucial role in our lives. It is supposed to provide us with clear and unbiased reporting on the important events in the country. Therefore a free and independent press is indispensable to a country.
It is surprising that today most of the media houses are owned by corporates and journalism has been reduced to money-making ventures. Under the corporate media, journalists have only a limited space to speak and write. As corporates are inclined only towards making a profit, they compromise the integrity of media for their gains. Journalists are hired on a contract and are always under the threat of losing their jobs if they report anything which might displease the benefactors of those corporates.
India as a democracy is the worst hit by…