What exactly is wrong with Greater Kashmir?
I am unable to understand. In spite of the fact that it is such a widely read Kashmiri newspaper, the standards they maintain really make one think — what is wrong with them.
I am not talking of the fact that the news paper is practically filled with pages and pages of advertisements, where you have to search for news. Fair enough, they want to make money. Make money.. but then maybe they could add a few pages for the ad’s so that there would be enough space for news. Any how…
I am not even talking of the very loud grammatical/english language errors that call attention to themselves. No no… people have talked of that. I don’t need to.
I am not even talking of the biased news items which are pro-this/that. That is a norm with all newspapers. There is no such thing as unbiased news.
What bothers me today more than on other days is what kind of ‘news’ are given front page priority. The news item on the food served in a golf course written in a lucid, story like manner with the menu at the end comes on front page… hello????? while news of people protesting against Rushdie is not important. And other news items are given coverage like this:
A Joint Director of Information (Government of India) drowned in river Jhelum on Thursday when he along with other senior officials was inspecting the Uri power project, a local news agency said.
Being the newspaper which is so widely read, it is sad to notice that things are very wrong some place.
Greater Kashmir should work towards improving its news coverage. Otherwise, it is only a matter of time before somebody else comes with a newspaper that people would switch to. Afterall, news sells. And brings money.