Best time ever to be a storyteller: Rohit Saran

Best time ever to be a storyteller: Rohit Saran
Rohit Saran, Managing Editor, Times of India spoke to media students of Bennett University on Thursday.
He spoke about why this is the best time to become a journalist and the qualities a good journalist should have.

World without a media
Saran first showed a series of tweets that talked about a world without a media, that the students had sent him.
While some of those tweets spoke how the media works as a watchdog, others talked about how without media, the world would descend into trash talk and opinions.
Yet others posted various memes and artwork to depict their idea.

Storytelling is a handy skill
Saran said, “If you ever change professions, a good story telling skill will come in handy for you.”
He also told the students how to identify the storyteller in them. He said that if each element of a story tells a mini story, it would make them a far better journalist.
He also said that a good story teller must also be excited about their job.
"You always have to be excited with what you do. If you are not excited, you are not exciting” he said. “You have to be inspired.”
Saran talks about some prominent faces in media industry

Web is the future
Saran told the students how web has made it possible to get feedback immediately.
“Since you are now online, you can trigger a debate ” he said. “You’ll get to know people's views immediately .”
He said that students can then choose to make changes in their own opinions based on that.

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