Media is called the fourth pillar of democracy. But has it really been carrying out its responsibility. These days, news channels are the most popular form of media. People can instantly view any incident. But what do u see in the news channels? From the type of news that is telecasted in most of the news channels, it can be assumed that the channels are just in the business of infotaintment (entertainment in the form of news).
If we go deeply, it comes out that most of the news channels are just some business houses whose ultimate objective is to maximize profit. They aim at getting the highest TRP by attracting the people with some spicy news. Here the question on the mindset of the people also comes in. why the interest of the masses is so cheap? Why are they more interested in some meaningless news? Is our value system collapsing? Has our education system failed to shape the intellect of the people?
Government has also the responsibility. They must have to regulate the news channel. The freedom of press should not be allowed to misuse. The news channels must be compelled to telecast news for national interest. Is it possible?