It is that time of the year again. i trudge down to Kalina and correct papers. The students who finish this course go on to become journalists .. and they come up with some gems. .
The University is still in the last century. Rows of table and plastic chairs, high ceilings and background chatter. It feels more like an assembly line – at some NGO making papads – than the University 🙂
The monotony of correction is broken by some gems from students 🙂 gems that i meticulously note down and reproduce here…. The winner is:
On CNN’s success – Ronald Reagan was to travel in space through the Space Shuttle Challenger. There were however, rumours of his assassination !!
The runner up is
CNN effect – CNN coverage of second world war was very good. Because of this people didn’t go out shopping.
a) on community radio – In the US and Canada, Community Radio is also called Pirate Radio 🙂 This wasn’t one student but a whole bunch of them … leading me to wonder if this is what they were taught ….
b) In India, Community Radio is used by a Community to make the community work
c) DD is functioned by a satellite called Aryabhatta
d) If any minister has died, the death ceremony is shown very nicely on Doordarshan
e) During Vijay Diwas of Kargil war the PM visits at the Delhi and gives obituary to our Jawarns and this is telecasted very nicely
f) FM is community radio with commercial radio
g) Ted Turner had started CNN with the thinking that conflict is news and news is conflic
h) This is to raise the value of TRP in society – on news sensationalism .
i) Rakhee Sawant and Mika kissing, increased the level of vulgarity in society
j) During Vietnam war every news channel telecasted it 24/7
k) On the Press Registration Act – an example – to illustrate registering name. Sachin P thinks of the name “kyonki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi. But that name Ekta Kapoor want for herself. Therefore she request to Sachin about to give her the name. He gave her. She broadcast the serial in that name……”
that’s all for now. keep watching for the next edition of gems from students