Daily Archives: 15 May 2007

If Steven Spielberg has a casting problem…

Tintin has for long been the favourite reporter in the land of sans serif. Because he gets to go to Tibet, gets to go to Egypt, hell, because he gets to go to the Moon before Neil boy—and never has to report the story. Never once do you see our ace reporter tearing his hair…

Not a quill dipping into an almost empty bottle

Different professions have different emblems. Lawyers have the blindfolded lady carrying weighing scales. Doctors have the staff with two snakes. And so on. What could be an ideal symbol/motif/model for journalists and journalism? Something, say, which could be used next to our “Press” stickers? In Letters to a Young Journalist (Basic Books, 2006), Samuel G.…