Ramin Fallah talks about passion of writing for the young journalists.
A journalist’s life and profession are inseparable and an professional journalist cannot limit his/ her responsibilities to the working hours of a day. When a journalist faces an event, he/ she does not say: “I am tired right now” or “It is not my working hour”. However, there are many journalists of this kind and the history will prove that depth and influence of non-committed behaviors are transient and fugacious.
Ramin Fallah’s texts are among the most successful, favorable and attracting pieces of work we read in media. His analyses induce in me an interest in reading.
Ramin Fallah has been the prominent and elected journalist of different City and Country Publication festivals. In his writings, he talks about political, cultural, social and economic issues and he published many types of texts including notes, articles, reports, interview, critiques and analyses. Some greater features of Ramin Fallah are lack of dependency on different parties or biases in his texts, his reckless critiques regarding governmental systems and supporting different communities of people.
Ramin Fallah began his speech with a question: “What is the difference between a journalist and a reporter?”. After some discussions and brainstorming, Ramin Fallah went to the whiteboard and wrote on it the features of a good journalist: Accurate, Intelligent, Brave, Eager to Study, Able to interpret, Eager to ask questions, Resistant, Perseverant, Able to fast-write, Able to Listen, Good communicator, Independent in thinking, Critical, Fair, Just, Philanthropic, Committed to ethics, brief-writer, etc.
Ramin Fallah talks about the expanded space of journalism and its link to dozens of sciences. He thinks that the more a journalist knows these sciences, the more likely she/ he is to reach success. I did not know that Linguistics, Psychology, Sociology and other sciences are in close connection to journalist and how expanded and sensitive is this area.
Then, Ramin Fallah talked about the brand new and creative styles of writing in popular media in the world and he showed some notes of his as examples. He wrote a headline to an article that won the first-grade reward of publication headlines, some years ago. The title is: “Zayanderud Has No Water; Dad, Give Us Bread!”. The headline communicated the pain and misery of Isfahan people to the other parts of our country.
I have recognized how close my interests are to this field. Ramin Fallah read for us a report of his about hijab. The report surprised me. I thought how a repetitious and less-attractive topic is written in a language that amuses people like a story. That report was known by news-agencies as a top-ranked piece of information. The report was titled as follows:
“Virus of Immodesty Cannot Defeat Isfahan People”
I, previously, had an inflexible and tough attitude towards News field and I thought that the presenters read the news texts just like a spiritless parrot. However, Ramin Fallah’s report started from walking in a street and then, it was stuffed by some confabulations. Next, the very introduction steered us into the main topic. Indeed, he wrote that report based on the style of Wall-Street Journal.
Finally, this peculiar journalist responded to the attendees’ request by talking about his personal experiences. Ramin Fallah, said, with an emotional and sad tone:
“Our big writers were not born in rich families; the felt pain and experienced misery. Hard and tough life is a prerequisite for becoming a good journalist and reporter. Most of the journalists have experienced some pains. If someone has not experienced any pain or seen an adversity in the society, he/ she do not come forward to move his pen because the writers do not have satisfying salaries and cultural issues are always ignored in our country”.
“A journalist must be acquainted with pain. I started from myself. I was born in Isfahan but due to my father’s job, we moved to a village. Therefore, I spent my childhood with the poor and farmers. My childhood in village brought me great feelings. I was a city-boy who was let in farms and plains; and that’s why I gave a free spirit. I always was interested in spending time within farms and gardens. These situations prevented my soul from being stuck in home walls. Now, after 30 years, I still dream about that village and its freedom and sincerity”, he added.
Ramin Fallah stated: “I had a great teacher in my primary school but I have not heard about him since long time before. God bless him and if he is still alive, I wish him a long life. Mr. Qaffari discovered my ability in writing. I cared about my writing skill. Since then, I asked everyone about how to write a good text. I followed my interest. I read many books. Thirty years ago, we had to borrow books from libraries. It was hard to find good books and unlike today, the books were not abundant. I studies a lot and ask so many questions from my essay teachers. I wrote essays and asked them to correct and criticize them in written form. Then, I read all of those critiques and opinions, one by one”.
He passionately added: “I always was searching for people who knew a lot. I have never became arrogant. I have a post-graduate degree and have published about 5000- 6000 texts in national publications (I can claim that no other co-generations of me in media has this much text published or released). However, I still look for a new style for writing; I try to discover novel things”.
“When facing someone wise or reading their life stories, I conclude that I am completely naught; even lower than that! I wish I had two brains and four hands to write”, he added.
Ramin Fallah continued his words with a peculiar tone: “The key to success in love and interest. I am in love with my career. I have been offered the greatest jobs, the best management positions, the highest posts in public relations departments of important companies. However, I did not accept those offers. I ignored all those money and positions. I have always been in love with writing, criticizing and opposing to injustices. I could not become an employee of a CEO!”.