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New editor for Hindustan

02-April-2002
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New editor for Hindustan

Vinod Behl
exchange4media

Noted writer and journalist Mirnal Pandey has taken over as the new editor of Hindustan, the Hindi daily from the Hindustan Times group. Mirnal Pandey replaces Ajay Upadhayay, whose two-year contract was not renewed by the management after its expiry. Upadhayay is however credited with rejuvenating the Lucknow edition of the Hindustan, besides launching new edition of Ranchi and Muzzafarpur. His replacement is seen as part of Management strategy to cut operational expenses and go in for right sizing with veteran like Mirnal Pandey at the helm of affairs.

For, Mirnal Pandey, her appointment as editor of Hindustan, is a homecoming. She had earlier worked with Hindustan as editor (views) along with her colleague Alok Mehta (currently editor in chief Dainik Bhaskar) who was then editor news. After Mirnal Pandey’s departure from Hindustan, Alok Mehta was made executive editor. And later when Ajay Upadhayay was brought over, Alok Mehta as editor, the former quit to join Dainik Bhaskar.

Mirnal Pandey on the other hand had joined NDTV as head of Hindi news after leaving Hindustan. But she was made to quit NDTV within months because of her acrimonious stint. Later she worked as news anchor with Doordarshan for some time. Currently she has been keeping a low profile, doing some odd articles and column for newspaper.

Her recent appointment to Hindustan is been seen in Media circles as an attempt by Hindustan Times management to rely on her rich experience as a media person for revamping the organisation.

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