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.


About shanthanubh

A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

Posted on August 24, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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