Tips For Young Journalists : Ian Jack, Veteran journalist, publisher and author
Updated on: 21 Dec 2015
He's been a foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times, London, editor for Granta, author of four books and columnist for The Telegraph, Calcutta. Now he writes for The Guardian and (often) contemplates a fifth book. So, when we set up a chat with Ian Jack, we asked journalism and literature students of Calcutta to send us questions, and added some of our own.
Many people think writing for tabloids and entertainment sections of a paper is 'easy' while working in news is 'real' journalism. What do you feel?
Well, the phrase 'real' journalism is rather confusing to me. What is journalism? Is this journalism (this interview)? Is this reporting? It's just me having coffee with you in a cafe in Calcutta. So, I think I am all for reporting, I think reporting is a wonderful thing to do, it's an important thing to do.
Should an investigative journalist consider the after-effects of the publication of the report?