Monday, October 02, 2006

As a journalist

An article in The Times of India attacks bloggers saying that they are writing murders on the web.
"Bloggers claim in their hifalutin tones that they want to give a voice to the voiceless and replace the newspapers with their journalism. It sounds good, but look at the way they are doing this. Their vision is apocalyptic and their language is acidic. It's good fun, but this is no journalism. Learning and mastering good journalism is tough. You learn it in libraries, on flooded streets, in front of a rioting mob, in the middle of crossfire between a militia and a military, in war trenches, in the corridors of power and in the hamlets of deprivation."
Here is the entire thing. And the delicious reply from India Uncut.

And then, there is something from the NYT Public Editor's blog that might interest you. Compare this with what happens at The Hindu here.