Two urban murders > 3,000 farmer suicides?

P.N. Vasanti in Mint:

“The recent case of a double murder in Noida received 3,464 minutes of coverage in one month (16 May-16 June)— almost 70 times more (on an average) than the agrarian crisis (an estimated 3,000 farmer deaths in one year). One of the key reasons for such excessive coverage can be attributed to the location of the crime. A similar event in Madras or Calcutta may not have received the same attention.”

Read the full article: Regional surge, national worry

Also read: ‘The world is not answerable to the media’

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