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Quint's Ritu Kapur appointed to advisory board of Oxford University's Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

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Quint's Ritu Kapur appointed to advisory board of Oxford University's Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Ritu Kapur, Co-founder and CEO at Quintillion Media, has been appointed to the advisory board of the prestigious Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) at Oxford University. Other appointees to the board include former Huffington Post CEO Jimmy Mayman and Madhav Chinnappa, Director of Strategic Relations for News and Publishers at Google.

“It’s very early days. I have yet to discover what it will entail,” said Kapur while talking about the new responsibility. In a fast-evolving news environment with changing tools and platforms, she stated that the presence of a media watchdog is necessary to ensure honesty through focused research. 


Bringing together top media professionals from across the world, the advisory board creates “a network between the institute and major organisations in the world for journalism, the academy and public policy” that shapes the news media. The fundamental role of the advisory board at RISJ is to provide appropriate research direction to the institute’s work through their domain expertise and knowledge.

As per RISJ’s constitution, advisory board members are elected for a term of three years, which can be renewed later. One of the mandates of the advisory board is to help the institute correspond with funders and thereby raise funds.

Based at Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations, the Reuters Institute was established in 2006 to further path-breaking and rigorous academic research into media affairs. The leadership of RISJ rests with the steering committee whereas its sub-committee for editorial matters takes care of research publications.

Following their departure from Network 18, Kapur and her husband, Raghav Bahl, launched The Quint, a mobile-first news platform aimed chiefly towards the youth. They have partnered with Bloomberg to make a comeback into the business news television genre. 

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