Take a different approach
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 except big and traditional houses. A new newspaper try to blend entertainment with news and amalgamate the style of tabloid with broadsheet to attract young readers. As a result, within a year their circulation crosses a quarter of a million. 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.
I do believe, that 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.
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