MUST READ: First person is best person

26 February 2007

Writing in the first-person is frowned upon in most Indian newsrooms built on exaggerated textbook notions of objectivity. But Timothy Noah‘s piece on wikipedia on Slate shows why it is probably the most engaging way to put a point across, especially in stories which have been done to death.

“Unless I get notable in a hurry—win the Nobel Peace Prize? Prove I sired Anna Nicole Smith‘s baby daughter?—a “sysop” (volunteer techie) will wipe my Wikipedia page clean. It’s straight out of Philip K. Dick.”

Read the full article here: Evicted by Wikipedia

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