News has to remain a public good

News has to remain a public good: One of the privileges of being an interlocutor between the newspaper and its vast readership is to hear multiple opinions, diverse ideas of what a newspaper should be, and what adjustments the reader...



"Mr. Srinivasan’s next query was how I responded to some of the virulent reactions, which he noticed in the comments section of the Web edition. My answer was simple. I draw lessons from literature to navigate the choppy waters of professional life. George Eliot in the nineteenth century drafted my guiding principle: “A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.” I consider all readers of this newspaper as friends, and I sift all outpourings using the sieve called editorial values."
I think, The Hindu is the only one, among media giants, having a Readers' Editor...This Readers'Editor is doing justice to the role given to him.
M G Warrier


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