Daily Archives: 21 March 2007

Yes, tiny drops of journalism make an ocean

Many youngsters in the media complain of overbearing (older) bosses who frown upon enterprise and put them down. Some despair of being in an ocean of inertia and that their zeal is just a drop that gets submerged. Etcetera. Essentially, the crib is: we are all right, it’s those above us who who aren’t, and…

‘Indian media will outpace economy till 2011’

Forbes has yet another geewhiz story on the size of the Indian media and its growth potential. “Rising incomes and consumer spending fueled by the country‚Äôs robust economic growth will combine with expanded information delivery options over mobile phones and the Internet to drive a boom that will benefit all segments of the industry, from…

Deepcut: how patriotic can journos get?

Covering the armed forces, especially their negative side, is a bit of a tricky issue in most countries. “National security”, an assumed sense of patriotism, the threat of access-freeze, and of course, the old boys’ network all combine to prevent reporters from covering what are legitimate stories. In 2002, BBC began looking into the death…