Tuesday, July 28, 2009

attention Ms Rachna Shetty !!:P

hi maam
this post is just to tell u how extremly stupid we behaved today. and how extremely sorry we are for causing the inconvienience to u. we know maam that u are going to a real big extent to teach us this subject and that u really dont have the need for it .. but we really appreciate your effort and we are extremely grateful to have u as our teacher. this is a promise thatw e make u to today that we will never ever repeat this mistake ever , and that if we ever dare to repeat this u have the liberty to whip us ( with as many blows u feel like ).. but maam sincerely sorry for the trouble we caused and we just wanted to know that , we really enjoy your lecture , and that we are not just writing this down to make u feel good. but that we really like your lecture. we know we have been acting like losers in your class and that u have evry right to be angry on us .. but this we promise we wont dare to repeat the same mistake twice .. promise.
so we ill be there on time in good numbers for your next lecture. and will work hard to live upto your expectations .
yours faithfully
TYBMM journo class.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Reading the magaines online might at times prove to be very tedious but I personally would not mind going through articles and magazines online. OUTLOOK happens to be very much like the hard copy and gives the reader the same feel as would the printed copy( the only difference being lack of mobility). The archival section is definitely a plus when comparing the online edition to the hard copy. It makes work very convenient and is great for future reference at any point of time. the same goes out for most online nagazines.But one has to agree that when it comes to reading articles as long as the 33000 words piece(as discussed in class), i would definitely run to the news stands!!

My Observations

As was told in class, I chose to observe the online versions of the following magazines:

The National Geographic:
To say the least, the site is interactive. And by this, I don't mean the National Geographic general site, but the site for the magazine. It has the content from the current issue but it also offers users the facility of uploading their own pictures and has picture contests. There are opinion polls too. There are picture puzzles which are quite interesting. There is a lot that one can explore on the site, including the archives. It is also visually very pleasing. The advertisements are selectively placed so that they merge with the rest of the page in terms of appearance as well as content. Keeping in mind that it caters to a well defined niche, it has amazing appeal for its category

The Outlook:
The page for the magazine has almost the same look and feel as the hard copy of the magazine. Not too interactive, it has all the content from the current issue and access to the archives on the right of the page; prominent among them being the last issue and the issue from 10 years ago.other than that, it has links to the other Outlook publications like The Traveller etc. Pretty straight forward and information based, without too much ado. One may find it lacking in energy. 

The Economist:
Again, like The Outlook this e-edition is also a reflection of its printed edition. All the contents of the current issue are arranged section wise with links to the main article. There are no advertisements on the page other than those of its online debate series and one advertisement for ft.com for The Financial Times. One may find it lacking in energy too but considering that this publication targets an elite population, it shouldn't be a problem. Though there is no direct link to archives, there are a series of links on the left of the page which provide sufficient tools for research.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Economist Magazine

What do you think of this?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Things you need for tomorrow

Please bring your own pair of scissors and glue sticks. No fighting in class...