Daily Archives: 5 May 2007

‘You can’t be a bad person but a good journalist’

KRISHNA VATTAM, the veteran Deccan Herald and Praja Vani journalist, currently the editor-in-chief of Praja Nudi and The Mysore Mail, was felicitated in Mysore on Saturday, upon his turning 75. Several wise words were uttered. The novelist S.L. Bhyrappa spoke of Vattam’s self-effacing nature, his daivabhakti, his measured use of the language, his spiritual side,…

The geniuses go where others fear to tread

Spoofs of journalists at work, especially TV journalists at work, with their dramatic delivery style, exaggerated sense of self-importance, facial mannerism, and, god, the piece to camera, are all very hilarious, especially if you are not a TV journalist at work. And this YouTube videoblog of the Curious Probe by The Geniuses—“A hard-hitting investigative news…

Catch her if you can: Mexico’s most wanted

Given the surfeit of media material on the United States and the United Kingdom, it is easy to believe that they are the only two countries doing journalism; that all the heroes come from there. Not so, not so. Hundreds of journalists are breaking their backs in the most trying circumstances, in Asia, Africa and…