In preparation of its imminent transformation to IMN News, NewsX has appointed Diptosh Majumdar as its editorial director.
Prior to joining NewsX, Majumdar was the national affairs editor at CNN IBN and had been part of the core team that started the channel in 2005. He has also worked with The Telegraph and Indian Express.Commenting on his new role, Majumdar said, “I am really excited to take on this new role. NewsX is already doing some of the best journalism on TV and as it morphs into IMN News we will set the bar for ourselves even higher”.
Jehangir S. Pocha, co-promoter, IMN News, said, "Diptosh's experience and passion will greatly further News X's mission to create India's first non-tabloid news channel. Our desire to give viewers fed up with sensationalist news channels a qualitatively different news experience is striking a chord with more and more people, and this success is due to our incredibly talented team of committed journalists.”
Majumdar will be based in NewsX's Noida office and spearhead channel’s newsroom operations. IMN News is the new brand identity that the English news channel NewsX will soon assume. The new look of the channel will be unveiled soon, and will be accompanied with a similarly redesigned website, IPTV service and mobile TV. Other editors and journalists on their roster are Ayaz Memon, Saeed Naqvi and Seema Mustafa.