Journalists v Academics

30 November 2006

Should journalists be generalists—writing about all and sundry but giving readers a snapshot of the world without boring the pants out of them? Or should they be like academics, specialising in one or two subjects and writing with gravitas and authority even if the readers gets lost in the thickets of cliches and jargon and? Or should they be, as it was said of Timothy Garton Ash, have “a foot in both graves”? These are old questions, and Hassan Suroor provides some new insights in today’s Hindu. Check it out.

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