Almost immediately I sent her my reply:
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This blog is for students of Commits, a media college in Bangalore, where I teach journalism. My aim here is to provide links to articles that will enhance our students' understanding of the media and help them to improve their writing skills, broaden their horizons, and expand their worldview. My hope is that The Reading Room will also help them to become better media professionals.
• In India, too, there is an immense lack of strong editors. Which is why I tell my students (I teach journalism at a media college in Bangalore) good subs, or copy editors, are worth their weight in gold. Having said that, may I point out an editing error in this piece? "We now create far more content that any reasonable human being could ever read..." should have been edited to read "We now create far more content than any reasonable human being could ever read..."
• Also, "...we’re 'creating content' for 25-34 year-old women or Latino millennials" should have been edited to read "...we’re 'creating content' for 25- to 34-year-old women or Latino millennials." Suspensive hyphenation, anyone?
This was published yesterday on the Education Page of Dubai's Khaleej Times : WHAT YOU MUST DO TO BECOME A JOURNALIST By Rames...