Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tough weather for journalists in Kerala

By John Cheeran
Journalists in Kerala face a tougher time than the much romanticized farmers and their suicides.
Salaries are low and journalism has been just that – a respectable profession.
Deepika, Kerala’s oldest living newspaper, has sacked a string of journalists without giving them the stipulated one-month notice.
Deepika has witnessed managerial earthquakes in the last two years thanks to dreaded financial bottom lines and the latest axe wielding can be again attributed to that.
It only goes to show how precarious an existence, journalists in Kerala lead, despite the state’s upsurge in newspaper circulation and readership.
Someone should intervene.

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