Daily Archives: 24 August 2007

‘Blogging helps journos understand readers’

Should newspaper websites have blogs? Should newspaper reporters and editors blog? Does it help? For all three questions, Ray Hartley‘s answer is, yes. Hartley, editor of the recently launched South African newspaper, The Times, blogged even while the newspaper was taking shape. Now, in an interview with the African Press Network, he says, blogging helps…

The worst op-ed piece ever written?

Stanley Fish, the well-known postmodernist and New York Times’ columnist, thought he was doing something cool writing about how difficult it was to get a cup of coffee at Starbucks. In “Getting Coffee Is Hard To Do”, he wrote of having to wait in a queue, look for a spot to stand, add the milk…

CNN Award for best of Indo-Pak journalism

The American satellite news pioneer, Cable News Network (CNN), has announced two new awards to honour quality journalism in India and Pakistan, commemorating the 60th year of independence of the two nations. The CNN Journalist Award will honour journalism that reflects the social and political realities of India and Pakistan, while the Photo Journalist Award…

Communists give full Marx to American journos

Are “market forces” prompting the Communist Party of India (Marxist) to get media savvy? Its central committee met in New Delhi on Thursday to discuss the stalemate over the Indo-US nuclear deal. And, wonder of wonders, Onkar Singh of rediff.com reports that the CPI(M) meeting was attended by “leading American news agencies”. The idea behind…