Free press that practices responsible journalism is essential for any democracy.
It helps keep checks and balances, puts politicians and bureaucrats in check, while keeping an eye on implementation of schemes and coming up with insights that help us understand the complexities and realities of our society.
In the last few years, journalism has undergone a revolutionary change. On one hand newspapers are said to be dying because of lack of readers--the situation is critical in Western countries.
On the other hand, New Media has emerged and has posed a challenge to the traditional media. Thirdly, social media has also come up as a formidable source of information and misinformation.
In this situation when media groups resort to click-baits to get hits and increase their traffic, we need hard journalism, going to the ground, reporting about issues that may not garner traffic but will reveal the situation of rural India, the healthcare system and the corruption in bureaucracy.
NewsBits is relatively new. It is about to complete a year. But it has carved a niche for itself as an independent news media from Central India--Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha. As media industry continues to evolve and is coming to terms with the growth of social media, it is necessary that fair and ethical journalism has its place in the society.
LINK to the Website. www.NewsBits.in