Media a ‘sunrise’ sector for investment, says Kumar Mangalam Birla
Four top magazine publishers speak to Campaign India about the key trends in Indian magazine industry
The Union Cabinet yesterday gave its approval to review the Print Media policy by allowing publication of India editions of Foreign magazines publishing news and comments on public news (periodicals falling in the news and current affairs category).
Living Media has named Rohit Saran as editor, Business Today. Saran will move into his new role from August 16. He comes in place of Sanjoy Narayan who has quit the group to join Hindustan Times as editor-in-chief. Saran will continue to oversee the editorial leadership of the magazines that he is presently responsible for. Also, Brian Carvalho has been promoted as managing editor, Business Today effective September 15, 2008. This follows the exit of R Sridharan who is moving on to a new assignment outside the India Today Group.
With the average time spent on a newspaper going down due to new ways in which readers are consuming news is forcing newspapers in India to reinvent themselves to not only retain but expand their reader base in future. This was the crux of a day-long Indian Newspaper Congress 2008 held at the capital on May 16.
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