late player in the news game, Times Now sits at the top with its hard news stance
and round-the-clock news focus.
Mumbai terror attack coverage is where the tide turned in Times Now's favour as
the older players ceded ground. Though it is still a close chase in the ratings
race, the channel has stayed ahead at a time when the news genre is finding it
difficult to expand.
Some critics have attributed the channel's success to
its sensational treatment of hard news. Times Now Editor-in-Chief
Arnab Goswami, the architect behind the channel's uprise,
however, believes that the channel has stayed away from
it and also kept a distance from the mixing of news
a channel that just completed four years, the bespectacled
Goswami does not hesitate to take a point of view in
an obvious case of right and wrong. "In the Ruchika
case, we called Rathore a molestor DGP," he argues.
As he says, "to be unsure of news is not a virtue."
In a candid interaction with Indiantelevision.com's
Goswami shares his views on the definition of news, the relevance and importance
of hard news vs sensationalism and the leadership of the channel he manages.