When Worlds Collide #98: Kalpana Sharma: Journalism that Cares

When Worlds Collide, by Nalaka Gunawardene

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today broadsheet newspaper on 21 February 2014

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Plain good journalism does not need any more labels. Having been associated with the world of public interest journalism for over two decades in one form or another, I can well appreciate this.

As my Indian journalist friend Kalpana Sharma sums up: “Journalists are good or bad, professional or unprofessional. I am not sure if other labels, such as ‘environmental’ or ‘developmental’, ought to be tagged on to journalists.”

The Mumbai-based independent journalist, columnist and media consultant has been saying this for a long while. And in over four decades of full time journalism, she has also ‘walked her talk’ — setting a shining example for journalists everywhere.

In her writing, TV appearances and public speaking, Kalpana stays well within the boundaries of good, old-fashioned journalism based on its A, B…

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