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The cover of Newspaper English, written by veteran journalist Kiran Thakur.(Amazon.in)

Use of difficult English by journalists drives readers away: New book

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 05:53 PM IST
Newspaper English by veteran journalist and media academician Kiran Thakur sheds light on how scribes, more than often, resort to a language that is not “plain and simple”, but is heavily jargonised.
(From left) Ujjwala Barve, HOD department of communication and journalism, SPPU; Abhay Vaidya, resident editor, Hindustan Times; Bhushan Patwardhan, UGC vice-chairman; Kiran Thakur, author, Newspaper English; Virendra Sharma, registrar Flame University; and Vishal Soni, CEO, Vishwakarma publications, at the book launch at Rande Institute on Sunday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
(From left) Ujjwala Barve, HOD department of communication and journalism, SPPU; Abhay Vaidya, resident editor, Hindustan Times; Bhushan Patwardhan, UGC vice-chairman; Kiran Thakur, author, Newspaper English; Virendra Sharma, registrar Flame University; and Vishal Soni, CEO, Vishwakarma publications, at the book launch at Rande Institute on Sunday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Newspaper English: a book for fields beyond journalism

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 08:49 PM IST
Abhay Vaidya, resident editor, Hindustan Times shared numerous anecdotes from his days as a student of Prof. Thakur at the journalism department. He said that Prof. Thakur always had a subtle sense of humour and he always urged his students to ensure simplicity and lucidity in their writing
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