ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Delinking, Diffusion and All That

Delinking, Diffusion and All That Nireekshak THE seminar season is yet to taper off in the capital where the ban on the use of air conditioners has been lifted well Before the onset of what may be a fiery summer. Time-honoured slogans about the price-page schedule, delinking of newspapers from big business, and diffusion of newspaper ownership were dutifully chanted at the seminar on newspaper economics organised on April 12 by the Indian Federation of Working Journalists. The day-long seminar turned out to be a marathon public meeting; there was no systematic discussion and the papers circulated were poor rehashes of the Bhabatosh Dutta Committee's report on newspaper economics, and the premium was on ministerial speeches. The fact was that the IFWJ

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