From the website Stuff Journalists Like. I do correct bathroom stall grammar. I do, I do. From Facebook: You really DO get a second source to confirm it when mom says she loves you. You carry around a digital voice recorder all the time, just in case. The only way you … Continue reading You know you’re a journalist when . . .
The Freedom Express
Search for 'Voltaire' on my blog. Go on. It will now show up in three posts. I really must stop quoting him. Well, not him exactly. The quote which actually comes from The Friends of Voltaire (1906), written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall under the pseudonym S.G. Tallentyre is so apt, how can I not use … Continue reading The Freedom Express
Twitter, Dubai and Journalism
Note: I've included this post in "Journalism, Globalization and Development" because I felt it related to the question raised in the presentation I did last week on whether social media has led to any changes in journalism or not. While I've focused on India till now as the subject for my JNL6027 posts, this time … Continue reading Twitter, Dubai and Journalism
Journalists and Ethics
This isn't going to be a post about ethics and journalism per se, but an accurate report of a conversation I had with an immigration official (yes, that's right). I was going through immigration checks at Heathrow airport. Now, for those ignorant souls who have no clue about the trials and tribulations many international students … Continue reading Journalists and Ethics
Me? A journalist?
Apart from the interesting thoughts the comment on my last post provoked, I was caught by the part which said that I, as a journalist, have a responsibility to report, not to comment. I definitely agree with this point. In fact, in our news-writing module at my course here, we are drilled on how to keep … Continue reading Me? A journalist?
Discrimination in the media [Part1]
I read a comment piece on a website today. I'm not going to mention the website, neither am I going to mention the writer. I feel doing so might lend credence to the ignorance and utter hatred perpetuated in that piece. I'm all for freedom of expression. I'm all for telling the world what you think. … Continue reading Discrimination in the media [Part1]
Vanity Fair, how I wronged thee!
As a student on the MA Magazine Journalism course, we're encouraged (obviously) to not only look at newspapers, but also at magazines. My course leader, Ms. Yvonne Illsley, cannot recommend Vanity Fair enough. I have a confession to make. I always thought it was a magazine full of gloss and fluff and nothing else. That … Continue reading Vanity Fair, how I wronged thee!
Journalists who want commissions… from their subjects!
As someone who has written for various publications, I have yet to take a commission, or what is in my mind a bribe, from anyone I've written about. I suppose it is an ethical concept that might tragically get twisted and bent once idealistic journalists get out in the real world. But this is one thing … Continue reading Journalists who want commissions… from their subjects!
Let me begin by saying that I cannot believe my first post on this new blog is about shorthand. I think it came as a shock to me when I started my Masters degree that journalists still needed shorthand. For starters, when I worked for The Emirates Evening Post and Time Out Dubai, I never … Continue reading Shorthand