To firm up its presence in the digital domain, Star News launched Hindi and English versions of its news websites on April 7, 2011. Both the websites have different editorial teams headed by Abhijit Das, Editor, New Media Initiatives. Ram Krishna Laxman is the Head of Marketing for Digital Initiatives.
The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has announced its new office bearers. NDTV’s KVL Narayan Rao has been elected President. He is taking over from Sameer Manchanda of DEN Networks. Zee News’ Barun Das has been elected Vice President, while Ashok Venkatramani of MCCS is the new Treasurer of the Association.
The exchange4media Conclave 2010 concluded with a Power Panel that was marked by some intense debate. The panellists – Ashok Venkatramani, Madhukar Kamath, Jasmin Sohrabji, Sam Balsara, Sivakumar Sundaram – gave their views on the learnings from the decade gone by and the expectations from the next decade. Session Chairperson Vir Sanghvi encompassed even the audience in the debate, which made the session very interactive and involving.