I am often asked "How is it going at VCCircle?" This month marks the beginning of the second year of News Corp. ownership and, with a full financial year of effort and results behind us, I thought I would share some numbers. At least the ones that matter the most to me.
Roti-driven model: Virendra (Sam) Singh stands among students during lunchtime at Pardada Pardadi School in Anoopshahr, UP .(Harikrishna Katragadda) Bichola (Uttar Pradesh): To get a sense of how far Virendra (Sam) Singh has come and how far he still has to go, it might help to begin this story with his family tree.
I don't really know this 60-year-old very well any more. I wasn't alive for her first 20 or so years. And I haven't been around for her last 20 or so years. So, when I am asked-quite frequently-how it feels to be back home, I have to pause and search for words that say what I mean and mean what I want to say.
Life/ Special | Jan 2, 2015 | 536 views F orbes India wanted me to list India-based intellectuals who are well regarded outside India. This isn't that. Instead, this is a list of smart thinkers and doers who I-and a few others whose judgement I trust-think ought to be closely followed and read to get a smarter understanding of today's India and its place in the world.
Life/ Special | Jan 2, 2015 | 2450 views F orbes India wanted me to list India-based intellectuals who are well regarded outside India. This isn't that. Instead, this is a list of smart thinkers and doers who I-and a few others whose judgement I trust-think ought to be closely followed and read to get a smarter understanding of today's India and its place in the world.
Here is hoping 2015 will see: - The Pulitzer Prizes are not given to the same annual one-day wonders. - Stories on Jill Abramson morph into stories from Jill Abramson. - More math - any math - in all those gushy profiles of new media startups and journalism's saviors.
Over the past 22 years, 1,059 journalists have been killed. Worldwide, some 430 journalists are in exile from their home countries. Hundreds more are injured, persecuted, muzzled, and threatened, mostly by governments and sometimes by influential non-governmental forces, all interested in stifling a free, fearless press.
Indiana University Journalism to honor six alumni FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Journalism will honor six alumni, including digital news innovators, educators and reporters, at its fourth annual Distinguished Alumni Awards celebration Sept. 13. "We're delighted to honor this year's class of distinguished alumni," said interim dean Lesa Hatley Major.
The 98th-annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board, were announced a few weeks ago by Columbia University. In his 1904 will, Joseph Pulitzer, the Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher, left $2 million to Columbia University.
Here are 25 awkward questions (and one counter-question) that I wish media reporters/critics would routinely ask of editors and mainstream news organizations, each year. These might be uncomfortable, if truthfully and publicly answered, but even if you "no comment" your way out of that query, the questions might actually help spur newsroom leadership to focus on what really matters.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".