Several high-profile editorial movements have recently taken place across the industry.
In the digital realm, The Print has received a shot in the arm with the joining of veteran Washington Post Correspondent Rama Lakshmi. After having served the American newspaper for 27 years, Lakshmi will become part of The Print’s core editorial team as Editor – Opinion & Social Media.
Meanwhile Nishant Arora, who worked in the capacity of a media manager to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has moved on to The Quint as a cricket analyst. His previous assignment saw him handle communications for the Indian cricket team.
Coming to television, at CNN News18, the flagship news channel of the Network18 Group, Marya Shakil has been elevated from the position of Associate Political Editor to Deputy Political Editor. Daughter of deceased former Bihar Law Minister Shakeel Ahmed Khan, Shakil began her career in journalism from the same channel after post-graduating from Jamia’s Mass Communication Research Centre.
Zee Media too witnessed the departure of Rohit Gandhi from the editorship of WION and DNA in early February. Gandhi has returned to being the Editor-in-Chief of South Asia International News (SAIN) with whom he was associated for 8 years earlier.
In print, Ravi Bajpai, who spearheaded the setting up of the multimedia and video operations at Hindustan Times, quit as Multimedia Editor recently. He has been awarded the prestigious Knight Fellowship by the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ) to further newsroom innovation.