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- | Tuesday, 5 May 2015 AT 08:36 PM IST
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Very rarely do seasoned journalists get stumped by questions. Well, we are always on the other side, questioning, grilling and seeking answers from people in authority. Today was our turn when 41 students of Symbiosis International School, Vimannagar visited us at our Sakal Times office at Shivajinagar. Accompanied by their teachers, Melicent Noronha, Monica Kaushik, Naziya Shaikh and Chitra R, they first went through copies of Sakal Times Young Buzz, which is an Newspapers in Education (NIE) product.

The Std III students are working on a media project and plan to start their online school news magazine. And, so they had questions on working of the newsroom. Their queries ranged from, ‘how much ink, newsprint do you use every day, every week, every month’ to ‘who invented the first newspaper’ and ‘how much time do you take to bring out one newspaper?’

Rahul Chandawarkar, the Sakal Times Resident Editor, answered all their questions. After the Q & A, the students went on a round of reporting, editing desk and page designing department. They also watched Alok Nirantar, ST’s political cartoonist at work (Alok drew caricatures of a few students). Many students were also eager to sketch and draw on sheets provided to them. A  select few from their works will be printed on these pages in the days to come.

An hour is certainly not enough to learn the functioning of a newspaper office, but the students certainly got a glimpse of how the newspaper reaches them at their homes.


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