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Thursday, October 27, 2011

TV news is young, full of vim, and unafraid...

...says Outlook in its 16th anniversary issue, and I believe it.

Headlined "The under-30 gospel", the article, written by Anuradha Raman, brings us up to date on the current scenario:

News on TV, if you haven’t noticed, is young and restless. Its young reporters are everywhere, demanding answers for everything, 24x7. It’s a world of hysterical PTCS (piece-to-cameras), of soundbite warriors, of cacophonous debate. It takes high energy levels and single-minded professionalism to cope with the rigours of TV reporting. It can be taxing on the not-so-young.

ARNAB GOSWAMI, RAJDEEP SARDESAI: ALL PRAISE FOR GEN NEXT.

There are interesting quotes about the young ones from some of the big guns of television news, including Arnab Goswami and Rajdeep Sardesai. Arnab is quoted as saying that most crucial editorial positions at his channel are manned by the young and he’s amazed at the passion and enthusiasm they display for news, while Rajdeep "sees enormous energy in young members of his team, combined with the willingness to stalk a story for hours without end".

Read the article in its entirety here.