Malini Parthasarathy tendered her resignation to The Hindu board less than a year since taking over the editorial rein from N Ravi in February 2015, as its first woman Editor.
There has also been speculation on the differences between her and the management on the manner of launching the newspaper’s Mumbai edition.
Parthasarathy expressed her disappointment in an internal mail sourced by exchange4media on the strong feedback she had been receiving and general dissatisfaction" with her performance as Editor in the short span of 11 months.
‘In view of the strong feedback I have been receiving on "general dissatisfaction" with my performance as Editor these last 11 months, I hereby resign from the post of Editor, The Hindu, with immediate effect.
I also want to place on record my deep disappointment that my performance has been judged so harshly within such a short span of time, without any cognisance of the landmark initiatives in my tenure- the launch of the Mumbai edition and the total upscaling of editorial content. I have also put in place strong talent-driven and experienced teams in different centres.
I leave with a sense of pride and satisfaction that I have consistently upheld basic journalistic values’ Parthasarathy stated in her letter.
She will continue to serve as a Wholetime Director.