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Taslima releases The Reporter

The Reporter, a book promising to guide greenhorn journalists, has been released at the Kolkata Book Fair by Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen and journalist Suman Chattopadhyay

india Updated: Feb 02, 2006 22:43 IST

The Reporter, a book promising to guide greenhorn journalists, has been released at the Kolkata Book Fair by Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen and journalist Suman Chattopadhyay.

Aimed at students of journalism and aspiring reporters, the book released Wednesday evening has been penned by Arindam Basu and Sujoy Dhar, both news agency journalists.

They have not only written from their own experiences and best available material on the subject but also presented the viewpoints of eminent journalists on various aspects of reporting.

"The authors presented the book to me sometime back and the effort is laudable," said Nasreen.

The book was released at the stall of Kolkata TV, a channel that will be launched in March. The stall came alive with a discussion, Is Trial by Media A Cause For Concern, as Chattopadhyay and cricket historian Boria Majumdar debated the raging topic of media ethics.

Tailored to meet the needs of students of the profession and every aspiring journalist, the book dwells upon a wide variety of disciplines ranging from beat reporting, investigative reporting and political reporting to business, rural and sports reporting.

But the highlight of the book is the contribution of some true blue journalists on various branches of reporting.

"We are indeed grateful to have people like Rajdeep Sardesai, Aniruddha Bahal, KG Suresh, LP Sahi, Raju Narisetti, Nicholas Kotch and Toby Murcott among others as part of this book," one of the authors said at the launch.

First Published: Feb 02, 2006 22:43 IST