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Ritu Kapur

Co-Founder & CEO
Quintillion Media

Bio:

Ritu Kapur is the co-founder and CEO of The Quint. She has driven digital innovation at Quintillion Media from  starting the innovation lab, to launching a health vertical – FIT, to driving the fight against misinformation with a fact check initiative  – WebQoof.

Ritu Kapur has also strived to provide multiple platforms for free speech. One such platform is Talking Stalking, where The Quint collaborated with senior advocate Kamini Jaiswal and Member of Parliament Dr Shashi Tharoor  to submit a bill in Parliament to make stalking a non-bailable offence. Others include The Quint’s multilingual campaign “BOL”, and  its citizen journalism initiative “My Report”. Ritu feels very strongly about significant gender representation in mainstream journalism – and has been leading the “Me The Change” campaign on The Quint  which focusses on the rights and aspirations of young women in India.

She is on the advisory board of Oxford University’s Reuters Institute Of Journalism, the World Editor’s Forum at WAN IFRA and Future News Worldwide. Ritu Kapur has been recognized by Outlook Business as “Woman of Worth 2017 – The Newsmaker”.

 

Webinar: ReInventing News for Young India
LIVE on 6 Aug, Thursday, 3:00PM (IST) / 5:30PM (GMT+8)

Moderated By: Richa Arora, Co-Founder of Metapixel Studios & Content Director of a@c films
Joined By: Faye D’Souza, Senior Journalist

The rules of news consumption are not the same.  Driving the online appetite for news are India’s millennials -a mobile-savvy, young audience that are more serious than ever about disinformation, fake news and propaganda. As part of the Promax Asia Creative Playbook –– we welcome Faye D’Souza, independent journalist and Ritu Kapur, Co-Founder Quint to deep- dive into the innovations necessary  to keep India’s youth  engaged.  How are journalists overcoming challenges and creating compelling news stories as the COVID-19 crisis continues? As former TV Channel Executives, both Faye and Ritu take us through their gradual but definite shift to online news and what it takes to stay true to their journalism and still be successful at building a solid community online.

While Quint  has looked at story telling through a smooth blend of video, audio, graphics and text, offering a modern, sharp take on the world, Faye has built a stellar 500 K Instagram following by reinventing news through her very popular “News that Should be Headlines” and “Good News Tonight”-both targeting Young India.

The webinar will be moderated by Richa Arora, Co-Founder, Metapixel Studios and Ex-Group Head, Promotions and Marketing, NDTV Network.

 
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