Try to be different
As professional journalists, we should know how to use the Internet. We should have knowledge that online research is an art and we must do it properly.Small or mid sized newspapers or magazines who have not afford to buy news from news agencies and other sources should not use copy righted materials.After all,plagiarism is not acceptable. They should use (download) royalty free photographs from specialized websites.Similarly,they should only publish permissible articles.They must know that they can only use subscription based archival materials. Always remember that we can not or should not use copy righted materials. After all,plagiarism is not acceptable. For this purpose,they can use meta search or extreme engines rather than google or other popular search engines.There is a misconception that we can use any information from the Internet. We should also follow the guidelines provided by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).
I always prefer to work in small or mid-sized newspapers,magazines or TV stations because there I can torn up the conventional news structures or my editors allow me to experiment with unconventional story angle as they are not market leaders in news.So they may have little to lose in experimenting with unconventional news structure.
In Calcutta,I am sorry to say that local newspapers or magazines or TV stations follow the same thing.The structure of news has change a lot in recent years.In the era of multi media journalism,digital correspondents,why we stick to the time tested journalism? we should ask ourselves.To change the structure,I highlight the changing scenario of India’s underground sex industry in my writings.After all, the computer savvy call girls of India as well as Calcutta take different approaches to woo customers unlike their traditional counterparts.
I may be a regional reporter,but I should be a global outlook.Why regional media takes traditional approaches and behave like regional media?They should learn from their American counterparts. They avoid sting operations and follow the same news structures.I get story ideas and brush up my journalism skill by reading regional newspapers or watching local TV stations around the world.In this digital age,I’m a global citizen.I try to follow ‘start with emotion rather than facts’ style.Always remember, now-a-days,we don’t need good reporters but reporters who think differently.