Daily Archives: 16 November 2006

Anybody seen this very important item?

We get a few weird calls every now and then. One came a while ago. A reader said he was really disappointed by the fact that we didn’t have an inch on the delimitation of constituencies today, although it was the lead story in our elder-sister newspaper. “All the other papers had it, why didn’t…

CONTEST: Rs 500 and a book to be won

So you think you are the smartest journalist in the City? Well, here is a chance to prove it without using Google. “We are the best”, the editorial blog on the most buzzing newsroom in Bangalore, is pleased to announce its first contest. It is a set of 10 easy questions. Answer them by 5…

JOHN SIMPSON: Secrets of Great Reporting

The fundamentals of great reporting by John Simpson, political editor, BBC (Courtesy: greatreporter.com) So, what makes a good reporter? Well, there are a number of qualities that you’ll need and among them are a real sense of curiosity; a profound interest in details and that real instinct that makes you want to grab people by…

Haphazard or neat, take your pick

Newspapers—at least not those who value their readers—do not conduct daily polls. The paper itself is the voters’ ballot; the day of bill-collection is the voting day.But if ever there was a poll for the most surprised reader of the newspaper this monring, it must have been Eapen Panicker. The man known as ‘Critic’ Roshan…