We all are journalists

January 11, 2012 at 3:47 pm 12 comments

 

If you blog or tweet then you are reporter sans salary because the ones on payrolls are either too dull on creativity or over worked to use it. While your objectivity-subjectivity, perspective- criticism is at their disposal to use, publish, ‘quote-unquote’ and helps in filling space in the newspapers.

Earlier they published book- movie reviews and travelogues off the blogs. Now, every worthy, un-worthy story will have a few tweets as quotes. Be it Beti B’s arrival or Justice Markandey Katju’s comments ‘no saint without a past and no sinner without a future’ on Sunny Leone’s profession. Formula is simple -It trends, we tweet, media publishes!

 

Next time, you write anything in 144 characters, remember to read the papers next day. Who knows you have helped a journalist in distress to ‘tweerite’ a story.


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  • 1. Kartikay  |  January 11, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Should we call them twits? Hehe!

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    • 2. delhizen  |  January 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Not a bad idea at all, they have earned it 😉

      Reply
  • 3. tejeesh  |  January 11, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    good one Pallavi! like I used to say, twitter is for twits (but that was before I too bit the bullet!!) Now I too am a twit! :))

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    • 4. delhizen  |  January 12, 2012 at 11:55 am

      Haven’t read a tweet quoted in your story yet, till I do you can call yourself a journalist too 😉

      Reply
  • 5. zephyr  |  January 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I just ventured into social media and you are already scaring me!

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    • 6. delhizen  |  January 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Nothing to get scared Chithi.. You have been a journalist and now your blogs and tweets will make you even more famous with the media 🙂 🙂

      Reply
  • 7. Hariharan  |  January 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I agree with you that the ones on payrolls are either dull on creativity or overworked to use it. Your advice to read the next day’s news paper is humorous.

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    • 8. delhizen  |  January 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      I put in that suggestion in hope that one day I too shall be quoted in one of the papers

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  • 9. DEEPAK KARTHIK  |  January 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    well said 🙂 am a journalist too 😛
    DEEPAK

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    • 10. delhizen  |  January 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      So does that imply you have quoted tweets in your stories too?? 😉

      Reply
  • 11. Deboshree  |  January 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Aha! Very valid point.

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  • 12. Elvirah  |  January 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    People on payrolls are born so to be lazy bones and copy or tweet the work of ours. You are exactly right on saying it, they just don’t apply their mind creativity to make something new as they think that is not required when they can get it without putting any much effort. Your post is penned very hysterically and that newspaper thing is really funny.

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