All Lockers Must Be Emptied and Unlocked

Shuruti Vengatesh — Crimethink Today

“There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.” — Winston Churchill

News today is a unification of myriad services, across several media, working officially and unofficially to deliver information to the public. It presents itself as authentic statements by a group of people that claim to articulate events as they happen.

This constellation of work explores the current media landscape, pertaining to the News sector in specific - to bridge the digital divide between the handful of people who are critically informed and the large number of individuals who fail to keep themselves informed; to transform the public from mere spectators to active participants; to open up the avenues of communication in the field of journalism that probe into territories that have been portrayed as off limits.

Experimenting with facets like civic and guerrilla journalism, counter narratives and expressing the blur that is fact and fiction, its purpose is to introduce critical reading and thinking into this line of media that seems a foreign concept today.