“The Indian market will survive because literacy in the country is growing rapidly. See, how regional newspapers are growing. Regional is the future for newspapers. English newspapers are concentrating on urban areas, but regional newspapers have explored new markets. Now, our English newspaper expansion has to begin in smaller towns,” says Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director, The New Indian Express Group.
Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director, The New Indian Express, will be back on TV from January 15, 2011. Speaking to exchange4media, Chawla said that he had signed a deal with a channel to host a talk show. In another development, Chawla’s column ‘Ask Prabhu’ is now shifted to www.expressbuzz.com.
Well known journalist and Editor (Languages) at the India Today Group, Prabhu Chawla, is set to move out of the group. Industry sources have confirmed that Chawla is joining The New Indian Express newspaper. While it is not known what would be Chawla’s designation, he will be replacing Aditya Sinha, who is joining DNA as Editor-in-Chief from January 17, 2011.
The infamous nexus between big business and politicians has been traditionally facilitated by corrupt sections of the bureaucracy. Certain journalists become bit players in this pernicious project. Independent journalist and educator Paranjoy Guha Thakurta analyses who said what in the Niira Radia tapes case.
Renowned editors from the India Today Group converged on the digital platform to give real time perspective on the Ayodhya verdict on September 30, 2010. According to the India Today Group, the move saw a surge in traffic and clocked the highest ever visitors and page views.
The India Today Group has formed a new special business unit to focus on Indian language publishing and all related extensions in the Indian language domain. All current India Today language brands will be assigned to this new SBU, which would be placed under the leadership of Prabhu Chawla, who will be designated Editor (Languages) and CEO. The company has also appointed M J Akbar as Editorial Director of India Today - English and India Today - International and their extensions. In addition, Akbar would be associated with Headlines Today as Editorial Director.
On the eve of its 35th anniversary, there are strong winds of change blowing across India Today Group. As is known, Prabhu Chawla is moving into a new editorial and corporate role as Editor (languages) and CEO of a to-be-formed corporate entity. Veteran journalist MJ Akbar has been roped in as Editorial Director for India Today (English) and Headlines Today. Aroon Purie, Prabhu Chawla, MJ Akbar and Ashish Bagga speak about these latest developments in the Group and the implications.