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Pilani, Rajasthan, India, 2007/05/03 - In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right. Today, where old news is cold news, e-journalism is rapidly becoming a cornerstone in the media industry taking news from anywhere to everywhere.
Online journalism, or e-journalism, or cyber news, is journalism practiced online. While traditional media is linear, online journalism takes a non-linear approach to news. Traditional media has always focused much on urban news coverage. Any news coverage of suburban and rural events by Traditional media has worked on by and large pre-arranged procedures only.
Pilani, 28.22N, 75.33E. is a sleepy town in Rajasthan India and happens to be the birth place of Shri G D Birla who is one of the doyens of Indian Industry and is where BITS Pilani which is one among the top universities in India today sharing space with the IITs is located. The traditional media has not made much inroads in covering the events at Pilani possibly because the roads from Delhi to Pilani are not as savvy as expected, the rail connectivity to this place less said the better and air connectivity is a long drawn dream. With such enviable infrastructural connectivity, the cyber road with or without toll is a great alternative to take the news from Pilani across the globe Australia to America as well as Arctic to the Antarctic.
The Internet, weblogs, search engines, and RSS feeds are the new tools of computer assisted reporting (CAR). Free press releases distribution services built on the principles of search engine optimization have addedan exciting dimension to online journalism and press freedom.
Today, the happenings at BITS Pilani reach everywhere in no time thanks to the Free Press Release Services offered by numerous PR & Newswire Distribution companies. The celebrations of World Press Freedom Day will not be complete without acknowledging the stellar role played by the above Press Release Services offering agencies for taking the news from Pilani to literally everywhere.
World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1991 as a day "to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession." Press freedom is considered to be a cornerstone of human rights and a guarantee of other freedoms. This day is celebrated each year on 3rd May.
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani is a Leading University in India today offering degrees in Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Sciences, Engineering Technology, Information Systems, General Studies, Finance, etc presently at Pilani, Dubai, Goa campuses and in the near future at Hyderabad campus. BITS Pilani also offers an array of work integrated learning programmes for HRD of a vast spectrum of Indian corporates.