After skipping Odisha‘s name from the list of ‘Fani cyclone’ affected states on its flap page, a few days back India’s driving English daily newspaper Hindustan Times triggered a massive outrage on social media and especially among the people of Odisha.
A day after severe cyclone Fani, on its first page [flap page] of 4th May edition, HT left out Odisha’s name however as soon as the print copy surfaced on social media, it got massively trolled and criticized by many individuals.
It has stated, “The impact of Fani was felt across India, particularly in parts of West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh & Jharkhand.” That’s correct, it referenced Jharkhand!
Obviously, no media outlet will ever want its readers or viewers to judge it. on the basis of a single mistake hence a quick sorry from Hindustan Times did the damage control.
Even the editor of Hindustan Times Mr.Sukumar Ranganathan himself has acknowledged on twitter that the page was a huge blunder and attached the complete report to his tweet.
Checkout his tweet below!
I am sorry that the flap (page 1 plus of HT) left out Odisha in the intro, which is a huge blunder. The front page of the paper says it correctly, but that’s small consolation. pic.twitter.com/EFp3qVDjL4— sukumar ranganathan (@HT_Ed) May 4, 2019
Next time, we trust our national media to be more sensitive and progressive on its reports and do extensive coverage on the issues that truly matter without leaving any part.
And once again it has proved that a unified voice of people can bring the change that we want to see.