Journal

  • Curating from the Curated: An Independence Day (journalistic) prayer August 14, 2014

    The Oxford Dictionary meaning of 'Curating' or 'Curation' is: "Select, organize, and present (online content, merchandise, information, etc), typically using professional or expert knowledge." And 'Journalism', says the Cambridge Dictionary, "is the work of collecting, writing, and publishing news stories and articles in newspapers and magazines or broadcasting them on...
  • National Herald case: HC stays lower court's summons to Gandhis till August 13 August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed a lower court's summons to Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case till August 13. The Congress leaders were summoned in relation to the alleged misappropriation of assets worth Rs 2000 crore of the National Herald newspaper. Senior Congress leader...
  • One of Internet's most prolific tech leakers retires, as tweeting can't help him earn enough August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The once-anonymous prolific tech leaker - @evleaks - who gave the world and eager technology journalists a peep at many best-selling devices much before they were officially launched, has finally called it a day and that too after only two years of running his popular Twitter account. Evan...
  • 'Pure news is passe, now ideology shapes news' July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior journalists rounding up their assessment of media coverage of the 2014 general election said that "pure" news has more or less disappeared and that the personal ideology of the editor or proprietor often shapes news. At a panel discussion chaired by NDTV Group Editor Barkha Dutt on Tuesday...
  • Journal expresses 'Concern' over Facebook study July 4, 2014

    San Francisco: The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two U.S. universities examining people's online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled. In a note of contrition, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that the decision to manipulate the content appearing on the...
  • National Herald case: Congress defends Sonia, Rahul Gandhi June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have not received any notice from the court regarding the National Herald case in which they have been named as accused, said party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi. "This is a stale complaint, we have not received the complaint letter; will give an...
  • US Journalism school students receive misspelled diplomas June 25, 2014

    New York: A journalism school in the US has awarded 30 misspelled diploma degrees to its students. Illinois university's Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communication recently gave 30 diplomas to graduates on which the word "integrated" was spelled without the 'n.' Kit Fox, one of the 250...
  • Mumbai artist inducted on international panel June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: A city-based artist has been appointed as "ethics adviser and ambassador" by the World Citizen Artists (WCA) to raise awareness about global issues through art. Prakash Bal Joshi, a former senior political journalist with a English daily here, has exhibited his art in Europe, USA, Turkey, Bhutan and other international...
  • New media start up focussing on digital journalism June 20, 2014

    Kochi: A Kochi based new media start up, Southlive Networks, focusing on digital journalism, will go on stream from the first week of September with interactive news both in English and Malayalam. Apart from giving current news, Southlive will have web magazine, IP television and other services like e-business and...
  • Yahoo India bags prestigious RedInk award in Journalism June 11, 2014

    Yahoo India has announced that it has won three RedInk Awards for original features. RedInk is one of the largest, independent journalism awards in India. The competition includes all major news media - news papers, websites and television/cable channels. This year, Yahoo India was the only online media company to...
  • 14-year-old Indian boy tells US how to save $400 mn by changing font March 30, 2014

    New York: A 14-year-old Indian-origin boy has come up with an unique plan that could help the US save nearly $400 million a year by merely changing the font used on official documents. Suvir Mirchandani, a student in a Pittsburgh-area middle school, claimed that if the federal government used the Garamond...
  • World's first academic pornography journal launched March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: For those interested in knowing the culture of pornography or the nature of sexual fantasy, here comes a first-ever "dedicated" porn journal. Named as 'Porn Studies', the open-access journal is an "international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore cultural products and services designated as pornographic", its London-based publisher Routledge...
  • Farhad Dadyburjor's 'How I got lucky' is a fun and light read February 22, 2014

    Media and Journalism is a riotous industry, more so because of the stiff and exponentially increasing competition for the breaking news. Everyday there are tons of stories to be covered, some make headlines and others just go down in the archives but if you are reporting for the Bollywood, then...
  • Prasar Bharti Chairperson Mrinal Pande to head Haridev Joshi University's advisory council February 22, 2014

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Friday nominated Prasar Bharti chairperson Mrinal Pande as the chairperson of the advisory council of Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jaipur. Alva also nominated senior journalist Kumar Ketkar, Chief Editor of Dainik Divya Marathi, Siddharth Varadarajan, former editor of The Hindu, Sachidananda Murthy, Resident Editor of The Week, Nupur...
  • 18 signs that you are married to a journalist February 7, 2014

    What's a typical day like in a journalist's life like? Honestly, there is nothing typical about it. There isn't one shift that they stick to, anything from a building collapse to a cat stuck in a tree is considered breaking news given how bad or good the news day is...
  • Govt mulling check on social media to stop misuse: Shinde on Muzaffarnagar riots January 18, 2014

    Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Saturday drew attention toward alleged "misuse" of social media in forking old "provocative" photographs to foment communal riots and said his ministry was mulling to put a check on it. "Sitting in Home Ministry I see old provocative photographs being circulated on Facebook which...
  • Tehelka: Rumours on shutting down triggers debate over its legacy January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The media circle is abuzz with rumours of investigative magazine Tehelka closing down. Even though there is no official confirmation on Tehelka shutting shop, insiders confirm that the magazine is on its way out. According to a Tehelka journalist, the magazine has already shut its circulation department with...
  • Devil's Advocate: Role reversal, Kapil Sibal grills Karan Thapar December 30, 2013

    On this New Year special edition of Devil's Advocate, Union Minister Kapil Sibal plays the Devil's Advocate role and questions senior journalist Karan Thapar about his life as a journalist and the nature of journalism. He also talks about the 2G scam and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • Justin Bieber wants a 'long' break from music December 18, 2013

    Los Angeles: Pop star Justin Bieber has said that he is planning to take a break from his music career as he wants his talent to 'mature'. The 19-year-old says once his new album 'Journals' is released, he will take a long break, reports contactmusic.com. "After the new album, I'm actually retiring,...
  • Chinese journalist tries to crowdfund his career with online donations November 2, 2013

    Beijing: From his temporary home on a friend's sofa, Yin Yusheng hopes to craft a new kind of journalism in China, where the industry is widely seen as state-controlled and corrupt. He wants to make his readers the boss - and that includes paying his salary. Once users pledge 5,000 yuan...
  • eBay founder Pierre Omidyar aims to build a new 'mass media organisation' October 18, 2013

    San Francisco: eBay founder Pierre Omidyar has become the latest self-made tech baron to plunge into the struggling news industry - hot on the heels of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, who just paid $250 million for the Washington Post. But unlike Bezos, the French-born Iranian American says he aims to build...
  • Technology should be used to promote, propagate Urdu, says Hamid Ansari September 13, 2013

    Technology should be increasingly used to promote and propagate Urdu among the masses, especially students in schools, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Friday. Ansari, in a function organised by Urdu daily Nai Duniya, said while films have had a huge impact in spreading Urdu, technology can be used to promote...
  • Young women who drink alcohol at greater risk of breast cancer August 29, 2013

    Washington: The more alcohol a young woman drinks before motherhood, the greater her risk of future breast cancer, a new study has warned. If a female averages a drink per day between her first period and her first full-term pregnancy, she increases her risk of breast cancer by 13 per...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Need to change mindset, say teachers August 24, 2013

    The gangrape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai triggered an outrage across the country. Concerned over the incident, the teaching community have called for a change the mindset of the people. Teachers claim that gender discrimination was very much a part of our society claiming it can be witnessed even...
  • FTP: Should journalists have to pass an exam before they enter journalism? August 22, 2013

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Monday said the media industry should consider holding a common exam for journalists, on the lines of that conducted by the Bar Council, after which they could be given licence to pursue the profession. ...
  • News briefs: State decides to introduce Gita in Urdu for Classes 1, 2 in Bhopal August 6, 2013

    The state government has decided to teach the Bhagavad Gita to the students of Classes 1 and 2 in its Urdu-medium schools from the current academic session. This will be the first time when the teachings will be added as a part of Special Urdu textbooks in Classes 1 and...
  • Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism debate: Who's afraid of social media? August 2, 2013

    At Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism debate, a panel of experts explored the pros and cons of social media and its implications on democracy. ...
  • CNN-IBN wins big at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards July 24, 2013

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN, India's Most Awarded News Channel, has once again proved its supremacy in the 24X7 English news space by winning three awards at the sixth Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards held on Tuesday. At a grand ceremony held at the Taj Palace here, CNN-IBN journalists were recognised...
  • Media is not raising issues related to villages: Hazare July 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said that journalism, which is the fourth pillar of the democracy, has now become infested with mites and it is a cause of concern. "Journalism is the fourth pillar of the democracy which has to be strong, but it is a cause of concern...
  • Two more journalists from Sun tabloid under scanner July 9, 2013

    London: The head of news at Rupert Murdoch's British Sun tabloid is to be charged with authorising illegal payments to police and army officials, prosecutors said on Monday, the latest senior figure from the media mogul's newspapers to face criminal charges. Chris Pharo is to be charged with conspiring with prison...