I said everyone in the US was currently predicting about the death of newspapers whereas in the developing countries like Pakistan and India, print journalism was not dying any time soon. In spite of the recession, the Pakistani print medium had witnessed the induction of a couple of new papers and magazines such as Express Tribune, Pakistan Today and Newsweek Pakistan.
In response to a question about my feelings at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, I said, “I feel a sense of deja vu. The journalism school here reminds me of my days I spent as a post-graduation student at the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) in India.”
I, however, admired naming ASU’s journalism department after outstanding American journalist Walter Cronkite.
“In my country, the tradition of naming institutions after journalists is still uncommon. It is very heartening to see how you guys (in America) honor your journalists,” I said.
If a school of journalism can be named after Walter Cronkite in the United States during his life time, why can’t we name our journalism schools after legends like Zamir Niazi, Najam Sethi and Siddiq Baluch, to name a few?