Doubt I'm a kid anymore and convergence divisions headed by people who spout acronyms and have waffled from job to job without doing anything of note other than try their hands at (bad) poetry are better best avoided. Anyway, was sent a link to this yesterday, I wonder who is being spoken about - now really I have to add a ;-) here as I would in a text.
India's latest paper launched today - Sakal Times - they don't have a website so we can't 'review' content. And on the topic that everybody is interested about, things have now seemed to have bounced back. Why media movements flip-flop more than John Kerry during his ill-fated 2004 US Presidential campaign are beyond me. This obviously has led many to ask, if people DON'T leave, what then for the yet-to-be launched newspaper - it will be like Steve McLaren taking on the England football managers job Scolari turned down only to end in disaster.
In other news, Mint's leadership team are currently out on an offsite and when they come back we might get more clarity on their new set-up and how it will impact 'internal' politics (where the editor had publicly stated to an outsider that someone else was his #2) . We might also find out the fate of Mint TV, which is already making news stories and starting to produce bulleteins (though not broadcast quality). In even more news, things at Archana seem to have livened up after Vasu was made Managing Editor though feathers have been ruffled, though people aren't lining up to quit since News X is hardly an option - this is an organisation where the managemnt seems more interested in buying cars than running a channel. Not that champagne baths were much better though (Do the math, how many champagne baths will 7.96 big ones buy you?), but with unintelligible anchors, the channel needs help - because as a friend explained 'Doing, clean, straight-up news, without making any noise or doing specials is extremely difficult because the screw-ups are not buried under the noise of an inconsequential sting operation or pointless debate about something that pisses off ex-bureaucrats.'