The year has started with the news of another senior editorial hand putting in his papers. Social media has been rife with the news of Manu Joseph quitting Open magazine as its Editor-in-Chief. This news has been confirmed by Joseph on his Facebook page, where he has written: “I have quit Open. Will continue as interim editor until a new editor is appointed or the end of March, whichever is sooner.”
Open magazine is yet to announce Joseph’s replacement. Meanwhile, there is a strong buzz on Twitter about PR Ramesh, Political Editor, Economic Times all set to join Open. It may be recalled that exchange4media had reported in November 2013 that Ramesh is likely to join Open Magazine as Managing Editor as per industry sources (http://www.exchange4media.com/53530_ets-pr-ramesh-likely-to-join-open-magazine-as-managing-editor.html).
Joseph’s exit follows Hartosh Singh Bal’s departure from the magazine as its Political Editor.
Joseph took charge as Editor-in-Chief of Open in 2010 following Sandipan Deb’s exit from the magazine. He has earlier worked with Outlook, The Economic Times and The Times of India.