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Friday, December 11, 2009

Editor's Choice!



Of late, one editor has gone berserk thanks to his ever expansive ego and an impregnable sense of self superiority.

He was on an important coverage and his reports were crucial to shape up the prime time bulletins on the local news channel. The desk editor became the most harassed one due the preconditions and conditioning.

The Conditions: Not a word can be changed of what the reporting editor dictates; No other source can be used irrespective of the importance; Reports must be narrated back to him for final approval; Headlines must only be taken from him; He would not give a voice over by phone because he thought television news should not highlight audio.

The Conditioning: He wanted only fresh trainees who followed him blindly; According to him the old trusted hands in the newsroom were too smart and often tampered with his creative expressions thus making the veterans sit idle; Taking the trainee reporters into full confidence he built an impeccable info network so that every word uttered by the desk editor was reported back to him; Some of the old hands pressed into service by the exasperated desk editor were threatened with vicarious slaps (over phone); He camouflaged his friends supporters and enemies so effectively that one doesn't know who's who.

Wish the desk editor some luck!
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