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MoversShakers-Image20.1.16Congrats to Sunalini Mathew for joining Reader’s Digest, India Today Group as Deputy Editor. Her previous stints were with Prevention magazine, Women’s Health magazine, Media Transasia, and Times Internet. Delhi based Sunalini can be reached @SunaliniMathew. » Kishor Joshi has moved to Dainik Jagran as Senior Sub Editor. He was formerly with DD News, Bhaskar News, and IBN7. Delhi based Kishor can be reached @JoshiKishor.

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MoversShakers-Image1.12Dainik Jagran (Online) welcomes its new Sub Editor, Manish Negi. He was earlier with Focus TV as Assistant Producer. Delhi based Manish can be reached @manish6073. » Jaipur based Madhav Sharma has joined Dainik Bhaskar as Sub Editor. He previously has worked with Rajasthan Patrika. » The Readership Studies Council of India (RSCI) appoints CVL Srinivas, CEO of GroupM South Asia as its Chairman. Prior to this he was associated with The Times Group, Maxus, Madison Media, and Fulcrum (JWT). Connect with Mumbaikar Srinivas @cvlsrinivas.

Awards Galore

ChaiTime-Image12.10Jagran Prakashan’s national daily, Dainik Jagran has won the Newspaper Award for efficiency in newspaper publication. » Kudos to Pritha Chatterjee and Aniruddha Ghosal from Indian Express for receiving the Young Environment Journalism Award in the print category for their ‘Death by Breath’ series on Delhi’s air pollution. The award was presented at the 8th CMS Vatavaran Festival, an international environment and wildlife film festival and forum. » The 19th edition of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival is set to host 165 Indian and International authors for a global celebration of literature. The event will take place at the Diggi Palace Hotel from 21st to 25th January, 2016. » Apple withdraws its news app from China. After China’s sturdy censorship rules, Apple has discarded the app in China with a message flash to the users “Can’t refresh right now. News isn’t supported in your current region”.

Beefy Party Causes Trouble

Trending-Image7.10Mayank Jain, a Delhi based journalist, was detained by the police for 7 hours. Merely going to cover an event called ‘Beefy Party’ organized in protest of the Dadri lynching, he had his business card torn by the police stating that he had “offended the feelings of a lot of people” for which we would be “punished”, wrote Mayank as a first-person account on Scroll.in. » Dainik Jagran continues to downplay the Dadri lynching contrary to its competitor papers. Failing to mention the incident on the first page of its Rajdhani edition, Dadri-related news found space on page 9 on October 6, 2015. » The attacks on the media have come under fire from several journalist bodies including the Editors Guild of India. Expressing grave concern, PCI said it was examining the reports of attacks and has sought a response from the West Bengal government. » Germany and Karnataka appear to be strongly tied together in the historical cultural landscape. Rev. Hermann Friedrich Mögling, a German was responsible for the first ever Kannada newspaper, Mangalooru Samachara, in 1843. While, Rev. Ferdinand Kittel compiled the first Kannada-English dictionary in 1894. Forgotten in their birth-land, both these pioneers are remembered in Karnataka even over a century later. » US President Obama has been told that he is “not welcome” to meet the Umpqua shooting victims. Conservative Oregon newspaper complained that Obama had politicized the tragedy by mentioning gun control measures during his initial remarks at a Press Conference.

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MoversShakers - Image 1.9Congrats to Shyamanuja Das who takes charge as the Managing Editor at 9.9 Media, after a stint with Juxt Smart Mandate. Founder of ‘DataJourno’ a data journalism community, who blogs at ‘Nothing to Declare’ can be reached at @shyamanuja. » Sudeep Tripathi joins Dainik Jagran as the Senior Political Reporter. Previously with News Express and Dainik Bhaskar, Raipur based Sudeep can be reached @sudiptripathi.

Excellence in Journalism

ChaiTime-Image31On the 87th Foundation day of Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s (ICAR), PM Narendra Modi presented ‘Chaudhary Charan Singh Award for Excellence in Journalism in Agricultural Research and Development’, 2014. Gargi Parsi, Associate Editor, The Hindu; Arvind Kumar Singh, Rajya Sabha TV; ETV Senior Producer – Jai Prakash Singh; Surendra Prasad Singh, Dainik Jagran and Arvind Kumar Singh, Hindustan were honoured with this award. » News app, ‘News in shorts’ refurbishes itself as “inshorts”. The 60- word summary news now expands and includes newer content of Opinion, Analysis, Lifestyle, Personal Finance, and Career etc. Users can also receive content from videos, infographics, podcasts and blogs and enable content discovery on a wide range of topics. » Internet giant Google improvise its translation offerings! Now Google’s ‘Translate app’ will include visual translation from English to Hindi and 19 other languages. These updates will be available on both Android and iOS. » ‘FireChat’, the new kid on the block is a messaging app with an edge. The USP of the app is that it can create conversations offline by tapping into the radio capabilities of the handset creating a mesh network. A lifesaver in emergency situations, the app is catching up with the Indian audience with already over one million users.

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MoversShakers-Image31Dainik Jagran welcomes its new Sub Editor, Vandana Yadav. Earlier with Dhenu Production House, Print Media Network, and Rashtriya Ujala, Delhi based avid photographer also contributes to AmaRani Photography House and also owns signaturebyevents.com. » Aarushi Ingleshwar has joined Bennett & Coleman Co. Ltd. as copy editor cum Correspondent. She has previously worked with The Hindu, The New Indian Express, and Spenta Multimedia.