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What holds the key to good journalism

Impartial reporting holds the key to successful journalism. A news story has nothing to do with the views. This was more or less of what eminent journalist Sabita Goswami said as the former BBC journalist had a conversation with Dr Nagen Saikia as part of the Guwahti Lit Fest on Sunday.

Goswami observed that impartial journalism is possible if a journalist sticks to the basic principles. She said that despite being an Assamese whatever he wrote during the Assam Agitation, her BBC bosses called these impartial reporting.

According to her, the present format of journalism is totally different from what it was three or four decades ago. “We were taught to write news only and not views. We did it,” said the first lady journalist from the north eastern region.

Prolific author Apurba Sarma also participated in the session who spoke about his memorable experience in his life.   


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