Noticing the Passing Sail

The five cornerstones of journalistic work

30 April 2020
Journalism today is in the grip of private interests pursuing commercial goals. The public duty of the profession is at stake.
Altaf Qadri / AP Photo
Journalism today is in the grip of private interests pursuing commercial goals. The public duty of the profession is at stake.
Altaf Qadri / AP Photo


This essay has been adapted from an address to young journalists delivered at the 2019 convocation of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media in Bengaluru. 


I DO NOT BELIEVE what politicians say most of the time, but this statement, by the former American president Theodore Roosevelt, is quite apt about our profession. 

Roosevelt said, in April 1904:

Vinod K Jose is the executive editor of The Caravan.

Keywords: Media Ownership journalism media ethics
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