Daily Archives: 16 March 2007

V.S. NAIPAUL on newspapers

“To read a newspaper for the first time is like coming into a film that has been on for an hour. Newspapers are like serials. To understand them you have to take knowledge to them; the knowledge that serves best is the knowledge provided by the newspaper itself” Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad NaipaulĀ 

What are newspapers for: the definitive view

The real purpose of newspapers is increasingly getting clouded. Journalists think that for managements, it is all about piling on more profits. Managements think that for journalists, it is (or was) all about something higher, nobler. What does the reader think? The Seattle Times invited readers to share with it their views on how the…