Palki Sharma is one of the most respected anchors from India. The journalist, who has been working in the broadcast medium for over 20 years, rose to fame with her show named Gravitas, which she did for the WION channel.
In a recent interview with Smita Prakash, in the ANI podcast, Sharma points out at various instances from her career as a journalist, she also focused on the woes of being a woman journalist, the pressure by the ‘bosses’ (editors) and the future of her broadcasting stints.
Palki Sharma has covered several important national and international issues, besides interviewing many important individuals from all across the world.
“We will be back, it will be a better show and we will put it out when we know that the time is right”, said Sharma in the podcast when asked about her plans to make a return to the news channels.
Palki Sharma will reportedly create a show with Network18. The project can be in the form of a multi-platform video project. This will be the second time Palki Sharma will be working with the Network18 channel, as she had earlier worked for the organisation.
Sharma will be leading the team. The show is said to be an all-encompassing multi-media show, which will aim to catch the attention of the younger generation.
News and Social Media
Palki Sharma also talked about the increasing influence of social media in the process of curating news. Twitter, according to Sharma, has become an important application. Several news items are decided by looking at the trends on Twitter.
Smita Prakash talked about the advent of social media trolls who became the spokesperson of the political party by the virtue of their comments, which are in the form of trolls. Sharma compared the likes of these ‘social media stars with actors who become politicians. “Leaders are influencers who commit themselves to do good work,” said Sharma