News in the Digital Age by Shekhar Gupta

Shekhar Gupta


Shekhar Gupta is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of ThePrint, an exciting news media start-up. He is a prolific columnist, with the highly influential column National Interest, which is translated into several languages, including Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati and Marathi. He is a senior prime-time anchor at NDTV. These columns were recently collected in the bestselling book, ‘Anticipating India’. Currently, National Interest appears in Business Standard every Saturday.

Shekhar hosts Off the Cuff – an offering from ThePrint – which sees him in conversation with an eminent guest every month. He also hosts “Walk the Talk” on NDTV 24×7 every week. He does a second weekly show in Hindi, “Chalte Chalte”, telecast on NDTV India.During a 38-year career, Shekhar has reported on key Indian and international events, including the Nellie massacre in Assam, Operation Blue Star, the student uprising in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first Gulf War from Baghdad, the first “jihad” in Afghanistan, and the many twists and turns  in the troubled 1983-1993 decade in Sri Lanka’s Tamil North.

Shekhar’s awards and honours include the 1984 American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) fellowship at Tufts University and The New York Times; the 1985 Inlaks award for young journalist of the year; the GK Reddy Award for journalism (1987); the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Memorial Award for National Integration 2006; and the Padma Bhushan in 2009. Under his leadership, the Indian Express won the Vienna-based International Press Institute’s Award for Outstanding Journalism in the Public Interest thrice, This is a record unmatched in the media.

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