India Today TV is going to launch a new show ‘Democratic Newsroom’ – which promises to be a prime time show devoid of any agenda, where news anchors are given free rein to present their diversified viewpoints about the same issue across the table.
The launch of this new show marks a beginning and India Today hopes that will go a long way in re-establishing the genre as a credible knowledge source by making each voice heard, each opinion weighed in, every evidence examined thus giving a chance to the audience to make its own informed choices.
The show brings out a team that faces news and views head-on, they discuss, dissect, investigate and debate and they don’t stop.
The marquee series in its digital avatar had built on the brand’s four-decade-long legacy of its journalism where the channel’s anchors are given equal platform and journalistic liberty to express their varied opinions on any matter national or international.
Some of the prominent news pieces which have been deliberated on the show include the central government’s decision to rename Rajpath as Kartavyapath, the next general elections – BJP vs opposition - Is 2024 a done deal, National Herald case and ED questioning Rahul Gandhi, Bollywood Boycott, Gyanwapi, Virat Kohli, Depp Amber lawsuit and the need for a one-day State mourning held on the passing away of Queen Elizabeth.
The channel said in a statement, “With absolutely zero political vendetta, India Today’s news anchors have been accorded full freedom to voice their opinions both on-air and off-air, which in return provides the audience a fair and balanced broadcast of actual news.”
The show will bring the democratic newsroom debates into the full public gaze. An opportunity to join the editors as they discuss, argue and challenge each other on the topical subjects of the week. The channel has taken on this challenge of bringing honest journalism with diversified viewpoints abhorring the race for ratings.
Starting September 23, 7 pm onwards the show’s promise is, “A Democratic Newsroom has many voices but one responsibility - to keep the news honest. India Today goes above and beyond TRP ratings bringing you a true democracy, one where every shade of opinion is respected and given space.”