Friday, 14 February 2014

A Comment on choosing titles for news headlines

Your comment on the article ''Indian-origin couple charged over alleged visa scam in Australia'' is now displayed on Dated 13/02/2014 at 11:20 pm.

''Very criminal minded people. Such persons should be punished severely.

But one thing I want to point out is the selection of titles by media persons for publishing such news. Why do they want to highlight "Indian born" or "Indian origin" in their titles? Why try to defame India?

You should not categorize and generalise like this. That particular person committing the crime is the bad element. But not India.

So while reporting such incidents a country's name should not be posted in the headlines. You may mention inside the story that he belongs to a particular place. But never on the headline. It is defamation of a country or region.''

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
 Team TOI

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