In digital age, an OB van can move mountains

Indian news channels like news channels everywhere are sitting ducks for arm-chair critics. They are often criticised, and justly many times, for too much noise, too much sensationalism, too much froth, but not enough impact on the lives of people around them.

But for Jency Jacob, a journalist with CNN-IBN in Bombay, the last two weeks were the most satisfying in his seven-year career. Two weeks that have led him to believe:

“Maybe this profession is not so unrewarding despite the long hours of work, unimaginable stress and lack of social life.”

Read his heart-warming story of what a TV channel could do for a victim of the July 11 Bombay train blasts: The 7/11 blog

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