Ravindra Bhat appointed as Executive Editor of Prajavani

Bhat, a veteran journalist with The Printers Mysore, was tasked with the leadership role after the decision was made by the board of directors and the company's executive leadership

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Prajavani, the Kannada daily newspaper, has appointed Ravindra Bhat as Executive Editor in September this year.

Bhat, a veteran journalist with The Printers Mysore, the company that publishes the daily, was tasked with the leadership role after the board of directors and the company's executive leadership decided to make this change.

Ravindra Bhat hails from Siddapura, in Karnataka and is a post graduate in Mass Communication and Journalism from Karnataka University, Dharawad. He started his career with Samyukta Karnataka as a sub-editor in 1990 and later served as a sub-editor/ reporter in Udayavani.

He joined Prajavani in 1995, where he has served in multiple roles as sub-editor, district correspondent, staff correspondent and news bureau chief (Mysore) before assuming his current role as the executive editor of Prajavani. He has published 10 books on culture and social issues.

He is a recipient of Media Academy Honorary Award, Karnataka Government Development Journalism Award, Charaka Award and many others. Prajvani has seen substantial gain in recent years and we would like to keep that momentum going.

"With that intent, the board and executive leadership took the decision to put Bhat in charge of the Prajavani newsroom," said K N Shanth Kumar, Director, who was Editor of Prajavani until recently.

"Readers are demanding ever-increasing quality of content in the vernacular space too. Prajavani, being one of the pioneering brands in this space, will continue to deliver on this promise," said Karthik Balakrishnan, CEO of The Printers Mysore, adding, "Ravindra Bhat, a veteran journalist, understands this and is well-positioned to meet the high expectations of Kannada readers."

Speaking about his appointment, Ravindra Bhat said, “I feel honoured and privileged for the new role with Prajavani a brand with a great legacy that is embarking on an exciting journey".

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