Call it coincidence. Call it irony. Just a day after I published a post about the late Arthur Ochs Sulzberger of The New York Times ("A newspaper publisher like no other"), I learn from Outlook editor Krishna Prasad's blog that another venerable American publication, The New Yorker, has devoted a nine-page article to The Times of India and its owners, Samir and Vineet Jain.
Read Krishna Prasad's post here: "Samir Jain, Vineet Jain and TOI in The New Yorker".
And you can read the New Yorker article here: "Citizens Jain".
- Also read: "Paid news and the influence of newspaper owners".
- Additional reading: An insight into the ingredients of great writing from The New Yorker.
- EXTERNAL READING: On April 27, 2013, Mint, too, provided evidence of the appeal newspapers have for Indians:
Take a look at Mint's photo essay here: "Newspaper Nation".
- UPDATE (May 7, 2013): The New Yorker has just published a letter by the executive editor of The Times of India regarding the "Citizens Jain" article. Read the letter here.