It is that time of the year when I trudge down to Kalina and correct exam papers of would be journalists
Some papers are true gems – where students show great insight and understanding of both India & the media.
Others are other kinds of Gems – the kind that make you laugh out loud in a staid university correction hall (it is almost punishment). The Gems this year :
- Newspapers are meant for people
- An obituary is an immediate write up when a person is dying
- English people are very particular about obituaries and don’t tend to sue about obituaries written about them
- Trend Stories are included to make people aware of trends – for eg. hot pants – but this is not the trend in villages due to the high level of illiteracy or less exposure to the media
- Coffee had secondary position in beverages as it is produced in down South India . But as South Indians are dominating at higher positions in most of the companies so their favorite beverages seem to become popular
- Questions to SRK – how come you are discreet these days away from Bollywood
- The one who writes a column is called a columnist
- News is anything that entertains the readers
- Her is no class or certain gender that readily reads news papers
- News feature is the written in the clear surface analysis over the particular event
- The above statement is situationally suitable – ie it cannot be stated as a fact since India with its 100′s or 1000′s of Newspapers – national, regional and semi local. so, it is extremely inappropriate to say newspapers today. But a majority of national dailies are taken and analysed then the concussion may reflect such an opinion
- Once Independence was attained, major newspapers functioned with a profit motive to divide states on the basis of language
No I haven’t made any of this up ….