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Prabhu Chawla: ‘TV is dishing out cheap opinion’

Prabhu Chawla, the editorial director of the New Indian Express, delivered the convocation address to the class of 2011 at the Indian institute of journalism & new media (IIJNM), in Bangalore, on Monday. Chawla’s salient points: # Something is rotten in the state of Indian media: Journalists have forgotten that they must report violations, not…

Kurta, sandals and the gown at the convocation

Environment minister Jairam Ramesh stirred up a minor tsunami in the tea cup by flinging away the ceremonial gown at a convocation in Bhopal, calling it a “barbaric practice” unsuited for Indian climes. Well, top Indian editors seem to be ahead of Ramesh, in a manner of speaking.  At stuffy convocations of journalism schools, they…

We’re all maalis in The Great Gardener’s hands

Among his many stand-out traits, the photojournalist T.S. Satyan, who died in Mysore on Sunday, went out of his way to “give back something to the profession that gave them so much”. Even in his 80s, he was ever ready to travel long distances to speak to young students of journalism; delivered anecdote-filled lectures; opened…

Allen J. Mendonca: Here’s looking at you, kid

CHETAN KRISHNASWAMY writes from Bangalore: Allen Mendonca slunk away in sleep, gently tip-toeing into the darkness never to return. This time, his flamboyance was missing. The swagger was not there. There were none of the histrionics either. 49 is no age to exit out. Yet, he chose to do it his way. He never did…

‘No better time to enter journalism than now’

Indian Express editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta (in picture, left) has said there couldn’t be a more exciting time to enter journalism than the present one. Delivering the convocation address to the Class of 2009 at the Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media in Bangalore on Saturday, he predicted that the present crisis in the media…

How IIJNM students put the RTI to good effect

Only 10 per cent of India’s 1.1 billion population is said to be aware of the Right to Information (RTI) Act which grants citizens the right to access government documents. Nevertheless, its power and potential is unmatched. For a small fee, any Indian, male or female, rich or poor, can step up to “the scariest…

Time to listen for the graduating class of 2009

# Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief, The Indian Express, delivers the convocation address to the graduating class of 2009, at the Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media (IIJNM), Bangalore, on Saturday, May 2. Time: 10.30 am. # Kumar Shahani, film-maker and thinker, contemplates on ‘To Make Sense’ at the convocation of the class of 2009 of…

American professor killed in Indian road accident

sans serif announces with regret the passing away of Brent Hurd, a Fulbright scholar and visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) in a road accident on the outskirts of Bangalore, on Sunday. He was 38 years old. Prof Hurd, who was riding a bicycle back to the institute campus…

Vinod Mehta: Seven rules for young journalists

Vinod Mehta, editor-in-chief of Outlook magazine, delivered the convocation address at the Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media (IIJNM) in Bangalore on 3 May 2008, and laid out the ground rules for the graduating Class of 2008. 1) Be a professional journalist: Have a sense of mission and be proud to say your a…

Announcement: Vinod Mehta in Bangalore

PRESS RELEASE: Vinod Mehta, editor-in-chief of Outlook magazine, is to deliver the convocation address to the graduating class of 2008 at the Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media (IIJNM), Bangalore, on Saturday, 3 May 2008, according to a press release from associate dean, Kanchan Kaur. The time is 10.30 am. The location: IIJNM, opposite…