TV news anchor Karma Paljor launches East-region specific digital portal
Based in Guwahati it has started operations with reporters in eight northeastern states and north Bengal
Popular television news anchor Karma Paljor has launched a digital news portal for the east, eastmojo.com. Based in Guwahati it has started operations with reporters in eight northeastern states and north Bengal.
Commenting on the need for an east-specific portal, Paljor said, “The eastern most part of India – specifically the northeastern states that are separated from the rest of the country by a narrow corridor of land, aptly called the 'chicken's neck' -- has long been the proverbial cog in the wheel of this mighty nation. We, however, feel it is time to change that perception. We, at East Mojo, know and believe that this remote but functionally significant region of the country has a lot to offer, and we're not just talking about its green valleys and undulating hills. As a mouthpiece of this region, we intend to give the 'nation' what it hasn't been represented with till today -- 'the eastern opinion'.”
East Mojo intends to add Assamese and Hindi languages by next year and spread presence to Orissa and West Bengal. It also has plans to report from Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh with tie ups in by 2020
Apart from the traditional modes of reporting, East Mojo has decided to adopt new media technologies that will present content (reports, essays, analytical pieces, commentaries, etc.) accessible in various formats including info-graphics, interactive applications and audio-visual media.
Commenting on the USP of East Mojo, Paljor said, “Our 'mojo' will be the network of citizen-reporters from across the region who will be trained in mobile journalism or 'MoJo', an emerging form of new media storytelling. This set of reporters will be the medium of change. Our mobile-first platform aims to revolutionize the way news and content are viewed and consumed. A core team of senior journalists, aided by innovative fact-checking tools, will form the backbone of this network. We envisage to be a balanced, unbiased and factually-correct news platform. We intend to be the 'mojo' that will excite not only millennials but users across the spectrum.”
Paljor is an award winning journalist with over 18 years of experience. He has had stints at The Times of India, CNBC TV18, CNN NEWS 18. He was also the recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award for excellence in Journalism- 2011 and 2014.
Co-founder Tanushree Hazarika is an entrepreneur with 11 years of experience of launching and running two start-ups. She is also the founder of Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival. Hazarika is a Business Management Graduate from Boston University's School of Management.
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