I appreciate doing informative interviews to the press, it is even more important to do it as a “Chair” of an international organization like INFITT. Press interactions and the publicity as a result really helps an organization and in reaching its message to a wider audience. At the same time I am not a person who likes to be covered in the press for any reason and so I am quite measured in my interactions with Media. Few things I have learned over the years are that: In general there may not be anything called “off the record” in Press interactions; Media covers what they like and what will interest readers – not necessarily what you consider important or passionate about; Press reporters cover a wide range of subjects every day, so you got to keep your message simple and easy to comprehend; it may not be considered as a proper etiquette to ask them whether you will publish the story, when you will publish it or for a copy of the program recording or photos.
Prelude aside, here are the press coverage of Tamil Internet Conference 2010 where I was mentioned. For other press coverage of TI2010 please go to the conference blog site here.
கல்கி – June 19, 2010 (Issue dated 27.06.10)
The Hindu – June 23, 2010
தினத்தந்தி – June 25, 2010
The Hindu (Coimbatore Edition) – 27 June 2010
“It pains to note that many Tamil scholars are yet to realise the power of computers and Internet, says T.N.C. Venkatarangan, Chair, International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil (INFITT)…”
Source: The Hindu Article
தீக்கதிர் – 27 June 2010
நக்கீரன் (Issue dated 30.06.10)
Sun TV News – 27 June 2010
தமிழ் இணைய மாநாட்டின் கடைசி நாளில் நடந்த நன்றி நவிலல் விழா மற்றும் மாநாட்டின் முடிவுகள் பற்றிய ஒரு செய்திக் குறிப்பு.
நன்றி: சன் டிவி செய்திகள்