Two news reports, both Page One, in The Hindu, about ongoing BJP crisis in Karnataka. The one displayed below the fold is evidently definitive and more informative – Dissidents want six ministers axed. But it is the New Delhi datelined news report, a non-story, that gets the top slot in the newspaper.
Question: Do dateline and stature of the reporter, rather than substance, determine the display of a given news report gets in the newspaper ?
Q: Why couldn’t The Hindu put together information obtained from both Bangalore and New Delhi to publish a consolidated report as Deccan Herald has done ?