Independent media houses: leading Indian Market
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The emerging digital media houses become a serious challenge to the traditional media industry that reigned the entire media market till the last decade. But in the recent past, the development of online media platforms with new names, new ideas, new foci and newer approaches towards current affairs has brought a severe change in the industry of news and media. The leading digital media platforms of the Indian market are listed as below:
Scroll. In the Indian digital wing of the US-based company Scroll, Media Incorporation was founded by an NRI, Samir Patil and two senior journalists, Naresh Fernandes and Jennifer O’Brien, in the year 2014. The winner of CPJ International Press Freedom Awards and Ramnath Goenka Excellence Award in Journalism, this house publishes its articles through mobile apps, online newsletters and other online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc. The website provides a pervasive range of news on both international and national issues with profound detailing. Its daily news is available for free to read.
Supported by Printline Media Pvt. Ltd., the senior journalist Sekhar Gupta founded The Print in 2016. With the sole attention on politics and national and international policymaking, the house is currently in an association with the NDTV, broadcasting a programme titled Off the Cuff. Its YouTube channel has more than a million subscribers now. Besides English, The Print is also offering Hindi subscriptions for its website.
Being awarded the Red Ink Prize twice and the most prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award, The Quint has brought a new era in explanatory journalism. The organisation was established in 2014 by Ritu Kapoor and Raghav Bal and currently is operating through its website, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels. WebQoof, a fact-checking venture certified by the International Fact-Checking Network, is also being operated by this media house. The house presents its contents through various forms, such as newsletters, podcasts, documentaries, live broadcasts and multimedia.
The Wire, a left-leaning digital media house, is famous for its pervasive focus ranging from science to international policy and from economy to education in three other languages than English- Hindi, Urdu and Marathi. In the year 2015, The Wire was launched by senior journalists Siddarth Bhatia, Siddharth Varadarajan and M.K. Venu. This media house has already achieved the Ramnath Goenka Award and the CPJ International Press Freedom Award for their credible role in presenting analytical and in-depth news.