Whereas in the US erudite concerns are being raised about an already high standard of journalism, in India it is going from bad to worse.
I can only shake my head at the colossal stupidity of a newspaper editor who would allow the publishing of a major political leader's personal mobile number, and that too right in the headlines.
Well yes, the US has its tabloids, but when a long-standing, reputed newspaper in India (and one which I think has the largest circulation in English broadsheets) starts peddling trash and worse, it is time to be concerned.
The reason why most young people don't like The Hindu, the best Indian newspaper in my opinion, is precisely why we are seeing a grave decline in the quality of Indian journalism. That is, the desire to be entertained and titillated instead of being informed, and to be treated as infants, with colors and toys.