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Jeffrey Dvorkin, the former executive director of the Organization of News Ombudsmen, has written a valuable user’s guide, The Modern News Ombudsman. He has cited instances where an ombudsm... »
One of the frequent questions I encounter is whether I miss reporting momentous events and whether ombudsmanship can be a substitute for the excitement of being a live wire reporter. The joy of r... »
This column was written on Saturday, September 20, 2014, when The Hindu turned 136. It is a long and eventful journey for this legacy newspaper. It recognises that journalism is a dynamic pr... »
There are moments when the use of a particular image triggers a debate. Readers question the appropriateness of the photograph. The world of journalism was in a state of dilemma when the images of... »
One of the tasks I perform as the Readers’ Editor is to follow what Walter Lippmann prescribed in his 1920 classic, Liberty and the News: to share news about the news-making process. He wro... »
Milestones are evaluator markers to look back in order to look forward. They not only help us to learn from past mistakes, but also reiterate the positives that have contributed in realising our go... »
Journalistic platforms have undergone a profound change. They are no longer the carrier of words from professional journalists alone. They have become a site for readers to respond, comment, disse... »
To me, and to many in the media, Independence Day celebrations 2014 gave way to mourning when we heard that Bala Kailasam died after being in the hospital for three weeks. »
The power of sane voices that get silenced in a war has a unique quality. It keeps coming back to remind us of what to do and what to avoid. One of the sage voices I encountered in my journalism wa... »
One of the key features of this column is that it closely monitors the larger regulatory framework that guides the ethical functioning of the media. The Leveson Inquiry in the United Kingdom was se... »
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