Tag Archives: Reuters

How US forces hunted down Reuters staffers

In July 2007, two employees of the Reuters news agency were among several killed in Iraq when US military forces opened fire on them. Saeed Chmagh, 40, a driver with the agency with a wife and four children, and Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, a war photographer, were among those killed. The US military claimed the victims…

When a music magazine takes on Goldman Sachs

It is probably applicable to other spheres of journalism as well, but it is surely no exaggeration to state that business journalism has completely lost the ability to tell it like it is. Unless, it is some small, worthless, unimportant target. Reporters, writers and editors, fearful of losing “access”, are held hostage by PR, freebies,…

When magazine editor marries starlet, it’s news

Journalists marrying movie stars and celebrities is not unheard-of but is not routine. The editor of San Francisco Chronicle Phil Bronstein did a stint as Mr Sharon Stone, and various Hollywood flicks (think Roman Holiday) have also immortalised celluloid romances between hacks and bold-faced name. But generally the scrappy job and miserable pay, not to…

Reports of scribe’s death are greatly exaggerated

All’s well that ends for a news agency reporter. From The Telegraph, Calcutta: “Sourav Mishra, a Reuters reporter injured in the Bombay attack, was declared dead on the Maharashtra government website. “My sister who had called my number was not ready to accept that I was Sourav Mishra… I had to scream to bring her…

All you need is a phone for your video dreams

Time was when television reporting (or even entertaining visions of it) meant lugging tonnes of equipment—cameras, lights, adaptors, cables, etc. The prospect was both daunting and limiting. No longer. New cellphones enable amateurs to shoot, send or upload video of near-professional quality. In this YouTube video, a Reuters digital journalist talks of how the Nokia…