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    Magpie

    Why Magpie? Because I like observing these sleek birds with a tapering tail. And like Magpies, I live with the burden of being a 'chatter', even though I believe that I am rather shy, reserved and unobtrusive :).

    Thursday, August 07, 2008

    Article: Journalist seeking paycheck? Try India

    The Salon.com article "Journalist seeking paycheck? Try India" by Arun Venugoplan talks about Foreign journalists finding India's media explosion impossible to resist.

    Some Extracts:
    In June five graduates and enrolled students from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism headed to New Delhi, where they're starting reporting internships at the Hindustan Times, one of the largest-selling English language newspapers in the world. I've been in touch with three of the interns, and to my surprise they all said the miserable job market in the U.S. didn't affect their decision to go abroad. But they also agreed that India's media explosion is impossible to resist.
    The managing editor of the Hindustan Times is Pankaj Paul, and when he dropped by Columbia's graduate school earlier this year he said he had a lot of jobs available and promised students the sort of assignments and exposure they'd never get at a smaller American newspaper.
    "I have met foreigners working at the Hindu, Mint, GQ, the Hindustan Times and Times of India," wrote Scott Carney, a Chennai-based journalist who freelances for NPR, Wired and National Geographic TV. "They all work on Indian salaries, don't speak the language, and all seem to be having a ball. Since there are so many new publications opening up in India, there is a lot of demand for native English speakers and people who can bring higher reporting standards to local papers."

    Read the complete article here

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    2 Comments:

    Anonymous Charu Bahri said...

    This was an interesting read. But do you really think even middle level journos in India are paid USD 180,000?

    9:50 AM  
    Anonymous Chryselle said...

    Thought you might be interested in this news item about Dennis Publishing coming to India:

    http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=42062&c=1

    or http://tinyurl.com/5kh4qp

    Best,
    Chryselle

    11:44 PM  

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