M K Venu, who resigned from The Hindu last year, has joined Amar Ujala Group of Publications as Executive Editor. Venu will look after all the news flow of Amar Ujala currently and is planning to expand the digital leg of Amar Ujala.
Confirming the news to exchange4media, he said, “Yes, I have joined Amar Ujala as Executive Editor and will look after it pan India.” Amar Ujala is venturing into digital medium with different languages. The idea is to cover all the platforms and we are hiring more people for this project.”
Amar Ujala has extensive plans for the digital medium and wants to reach entire country with more digital penetration.
Venu has brought in Sujay Mehdudia as Senior Associate Editor for Amar Ujala. He will be responsible for economic and political verticals in the new role with a lot of focus on economy, trade, investment and foreign trade.
Prior to joining to Amar Ujala, Mehdudia worked with The Hindu for more than 17 years.
Prior joining to Amar Ujala, Venu was with The Hindu as Executive Editor, before which, he was working with The Financial Express, where he was Managing Editor. He worked for four years with the financial daily.
Venu was earlier with The Economic Times, where he worked in varying capacities for 12 years. He was Chief Editor, News when he quit the financial daily. Prior to The Economic Times, he had worked national newspapers such as Hindustan Times and other publications of The Times of India Group. He has written extensively on India’s dynamic role at the WTO and its quest to become part of regional trade blocs such as ASEAN and the East Asian Summit, BRIC and so on.