If you are simply addicted to read , read and read for getting introduced to new concepts. Just to expand your horizon of thinking through reading. And in this process you learn lessons in life, which may be a key in your complex life. I am an avid reader on blogs. I have come across a blog “Against the Tide” which is simply dedicated to students of mass media by a journalist, Joe Pinto.
I being a media student know Pinto sir at our college for his lectures on feature writing. He was the strictest among all professors. But he was most concerned about the writing style and teaching the art of writing to students from the bottom of his heart. For this very reason he created a blog “Against the Tide”.
“Against the Tide”, is open for discussions and comments and putting forward doubts related to mass media and communication. Since Joe Pinto sir has a varied experience in the field of journalism he guides and enlightens students based on his experience.
He had held various positions in his career of journalism few of them are Editor of Gomantak Times, Assistant Editor of Maharashtra Herald, a consultant at Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana, on their Trustee Empowerment and Teacher Training programmes, and also as a visiting faculty in mass media institutes and colleges.
The aim of “Against the Tide” is to keep increasing the strength and faith of the students in journalistic principles, values and ethics. To build a set of connections of journalists, who think for themselves and will not, therefore, put up for sale themselves as the "stenographers of corporate power" in the pursuit of "manufacturing consent" or knitting the public opinion.
The blog further aims to help student like us stand firm to the lure of mass media, especially due to corporate influence. Also to encourage the media student to cherish and uphold their own consciences; to learn how to keep listening to own self even in chaotic situations. Some times we feel media in crisis, when we come across the examples of journalist in the present issues of scams. But People like Pinto sir, helps us to rekindle our faith in journalism.
“Against the Tide” has helped me a lot in clarifying my doubts, as Pinto sir not only gives you fish to eat for the day but he teaches how to catch fish by giving us a net of knowledge in the field of mass media.
Here is the link http://sangatizuzay.blogspot.in/ ...
I had written this article when I had just started freelancing with Sakaal Times .... :)