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October 30, 2004

Asia still danger for journalists

This disturbing reality is one of the revelations made by the Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontiers or Reporters without Borders

News channel reporter, owner held

Ajay Dave arrested by Special Task Force along with reporter Anwar Sheikh on charges of extortion, defamation and intimidation

The Times (London) goes...

tabloid from Monday

Two Indian-American journalists win award

Sudeep Reddy, energy reporter with The Dallas Morning News, and Krishnan Anantharaman, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition, are joint winners of the scholarship that entitles them to attend the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists

October 28, 2004

Times buys stake in Mid-day

Bennett, Coleman is believed to have earlier made an offer to buy the 68.9 per cent stake held by the Ansari family for close to Rs 1 billion

October 27, 2004

Al Jazeera to launch English channel

The Arabic satellite network plans to hire more than 300 people globally.

BBC Asian entertainment channel
to debut in December

BBC Prime will carry the best of BBC's entertainment programming. The channel will go live on December 1

Teens rarely read newspapers, Gallup says

Newspapers rank pretty far down the totem pole when teens have a few minutes of down time

October 26, 2004

Revolt of Fox’s Hens

It has been a bloody and unpleasant couple of weeks at the Fox News Channel

October 25, 2004

Why journalism?

J-school is more popular than ever. But is it necessary?

October 24, 2004

The sea change in newsrooms

If October 3 was an important date in the history of the Indian media houses, it’s not only because the K K Birla-promoted Hindustan Times took the unusual step of giving marching orders to 362 printing press workers on that day

Once the shooter, he’s now the target

For most of his career, Carlton Sherwood was the one asking the tough questions, getting the scoop and performing all those unmeasured efforts of investigative reporting. Stolen Honor producer reflects

Kissinger's lesson to media

It is very important that journalists do not get very close to sources that are in positions of power

October 22, 2004

'Gandhi used journalism to extend beliefs'

He was the original campaigning journalist who understood the power of the word

-- Ferial Haffajee, South Africa's only woman editor

October 21, 2004

Government nominates 28 members to Press Council

Malayala Manorama Resident Editor K S Sachidananda Murthy, Janmabhoomi Editor Kundan R Vyas and United News of India Chief Manager M K Laul are among those nominated

October 19, 2004

BBC Governor resigns

Dame Pauline Neville-Jones is to stand down early from the BBC Board of Governors, less than two months after former BBC Director General Greg Dyke demanded her resignation in his autobiography

Journalist Batuk Vora dead

He was suffering from liver cancer and was operated upon four times in recent months

October 18, 2004

Bush and the Press in the Age of Chaos

The US journalism community and government are in the grip of chaos — no rules, no holds barred

Weight and watch

Does Kate Winslet have a dieting problem? Or is she just impatient? And who will get fired first, Yahoo or AP staffers?

Journalist Pierre Salinger, 79, dies

The press secretary to Presidents John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson and chief European foreign correspondent for ABC News, died of a heart attack

October 12, 2004

A black eye for CBS - and the US

The state of American journalism is a mess

October 11, 2004

ESPN journalist gives helpful hints

Darren Rovell, 26, spoke to about 60 students at Carnegie Cinema about a range of sports business related topics

October 10, 2004 is hiring

If you are fresh out of a journalism school and are waiting for the big break, kickstart your career as a sub-editor...

October 09, 2004

The Next Top Editors

How to become a top editor (in seven tips?)

13 young journalists to create ideal
youth-oriented newspaper section

The teens are recipients of the Newspaper Association of America Foundation’s eighth annual Teen Fellowships, awarded to outstanding young writers, editors, photographers and illustrators who regularly contribute to the teen sections of their local newspaper

Bharat Shah peeved, sends notice to 2 newspapers

Film financier, convicted by special court last year under IPC for withholding information regarding underworld, has sent notices to the English dailies for trying to harm his 'reputation and goodwill' by publishing his pictures alongwith captions that allegedly ridiculed him and were defamatory in nature

October 07, 2004

BBC ex-boss blames women for 'dumb' shows

Alasdair Milne, director general from 1982 to 1987, told The Times: It just seems to me that the television service has largely been run by women for the last four to five years and they don't seem to have done a great job of work

Reporter held in contempt in CIA probe

US District Judge Thomas F Hogan ordered New York Times reporter Judith Miller jailed until she agrees to testify about her sources before a grand jury, but said she could remain free while pursuing an appeal. Miller could be jailed up to 18 months

October 05, 2004

Baghdad training project forced to close

Journalists move out amid fears of abduction and beheading

October 04, 2004

Jai Maharashtra

Hindi dailies continue to be highest-read publications. But Marathi dailies are more popular than English dailies


Paanch drunk?
After making the market fizz with a Rs 5 offering, cola makers have raised prices

BBC launches Newstracker news monitor

There will be links to other news providers alongside its stories in the news sections of its website

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