Daily Archives: 1 March 2007

Newspapers more trusted than any other medium

For all the gloom ‘n’ doom stories on newspapers, the reader still trusts us, much more so than any other media, according to a survey by the US Readership Institute.

The public’s trust encompasses several aspects, which are all primordial in its judgment of media

1. I trust it to tell the truth

2. The newspaper offers a variety of different perspectives

3. It is very professional

4. It is unbiased in its reporting

5. This newspaper does a good job with follow up stories

6. You don’t have to worry about accuracy with this newspaper”

Read more here: Newspapers are trusted, use your asset


March astrology for writers (maybe journalists)

Michael Lomas reads the stars signs for writers (which probably includes journalists) on the Korean citizen journalism website Oh My News International.

As usual Librans (!) get the pride of place.

Check your zodiac here: March astrology for writers

Arthur Schlesinger: Rest in Peace

He knew James Thurber. He corresponded with H.L. Mencken. When he was 11 or 12, he had the gall to tell his mother: “Mother, how can I be quiet if you insist upon making statements that are not factually accurate?”

Liberal historian, author, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Arthur Schlesinger is dead today at 89.

“Problems will always torment us,” he wrote, “because all important problems are insoluble: that is why they are important. The good comes from the continuing struggle to try and solve them, not from the vain hope of their solution.”

Read the New York Times obituary here: Arthur Schlesinger, Historian of Power, dies at 89

DH-PV editorship case hearing put off

RAMYA KRISHNAMURTHY writes from Bangalore: Justice Abdul Nazeer of the Karnataka High Court, hearing the writ petition challenging the removal of K.N. Shanth Kumar as editor of Deccan Herald and Praja Vani, has put off hearing into the case by two weeks to facilitate the respondents to file their objections.